Month: July 2004

why review books?

This is the entry I was trying to link to: On Reviewing Books by Michael McGrorty. I heartily concur. My book reviews are online here. A librarian should review books because the product of that effort is a useful tool;…

govdocs libraries via P2P

Meanwhile, while the DoJ’s memo trying to get depository documents destroyed has made the big time, OutragedModerates.org is offering goverment documents via P2P networks, including a draft of PATRIOT II, a DoJ report on USA PATRIOT Act violations and the…

libraries accentuating the digital divide?

The People’s Library Army [D]ue to recent legislation and court decisions, libraries have been forced to take steps which restrict, and sometimes monitor, the information available to library patrons via the Internet. As a result, fewer and fewer public libraries…

blog: Baghdad Biblio-Files

Baghdad Biblio-Files an infrequently-updated blog about rebuilding Iraq’s libraries. Thursday’s meeting at the University of Baghdad went really well. They are probably going to be the library in the best shape. It does have some burned out areas, but like…

DoJ asks for destruction of more repository docs

There’s been a memo sent by the Department of Justice to depository libraries calling for the destruction of more documents. Harbinger of doom or just housecleaning of materials freely available elsewhere?