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I'm gone to Alaska via ferry for the next seven days, so non-existent updating til I get back on the 30th.


What is Canada's National Librarian worried about? [ thanks iboy ]

Mark calendars now! Montreal's first Anarchist Bookfair is in May next year.

"When people want civil regulations over information, be it comforting or disturbing information, it is a step toward totalitarianism." a nice editorial in the Spokane Review. [ thanks steven ]

A Vermont bookseller's diary.

ACLU continues to fight filtering software. ALA warns they "might" file a lawsuit.


god answers some of your FAQ.

PETAC: People for the Expeditious Termination of Annoying Characters

"Traditional woman", librarian, now first lady.

Activists achieve purpose, donate rest of money to children's library.

"It's juicy," said Bruce Morton, Dean of Libraries at MSU about why people love pulp fiction.


Stamps for your library. [ thanks dennis ]

"No gift means more to a university than a gift to support its library" says BU but then sits on a huge donation for seven years. [ thanks sarah ]

New library in my neighborhood.


Is something wrong with the Digital Library site?

Spectrum Scholarship, available again.

Not just a coffeeshop, but a "cafe like Starbucks" graces the new College of New Jersey's library.


Dictionary of Difficult Words: Weltanschauung.

Word! Lexicographers and librarians confront the chad.

The phrase "how the new library stacks up" is hereby banned from the pages of

Surveys. They're like tests only you know all the answers. Help with the new Guide to Reference Books.

Community Outreach as a Survival Strategy, another winner from Marylaine.

First Monday responds to Nicholson Baker's newspaper article. [ juice ]

Mitch Freedman for ALA President. [ juice ]


Subverted Public Domain List: things that would be in the public domain except for the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998.

The revenge of the library scientist.

Corrosion library online soon.

"We have Internet access. We just currently have no computers." Broome County Library not quite open yet.

"The Dewey Decimal System, what a scam that was. Boy that Dewey guy really cleaned up on that deal." Seinfeld library episode online. [ librarystuff ]


RIP Atomic Books.

"Who has time for old books ? To be au courant now means that the only information really worth having is news that isn't available yet." [ thanks nikki]

Xmas and New Year's cards with book related themes.

Lifer writes kids books, and they're darned good too. [ thanks steven]


I know you've seen this: not endangered, just underpaid. And a word or two about underemployment. [ thanks all ]

Dumb library CD thieves get busted. "They had not even bothered to remove any of our property labels." [thanks rsarea ]

Librarians vs. Time Warner in copyright fracas "We would have an Internet superhighway with no cars because content owners would not want to provide information in digital form" You think? [ thanks jen ]

ISSNs for weblogs? [ thanks sarah ]

Getting a library whether you like it or not? [ thanks chuck ]


Today is World AIDS Day, this is a day without weblogs.

"putting the rarin' back in librarian since 1993"

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