Keeping Track of Inventory With RFID

Computer World has a story on a book chain in the Netherlands, Boekhandels Groep Nederland's Selexyz bookstores, and how they use RFID to maintain their inventory. Selexyz tracks books until they are sold to the customer; the tags are deactivated at the time of sale because of privacy requirements. "We don't want to have a link between the RFID and the customer information," Vink says.

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Re:Why the law was passed

Library School: Requirements (30 hours)

LIS 5100 Make a poster for a presentation - group work.
LIS 5200 Pointless basic reference tasks - pretend you're learning about reference interviews
LIS 5300 Collection development -find what offends them most
LIS 666 Hating the current administration ...

Electives (12 Hours)

LIS 5101 How the SRRT benefits you
LIS 6101 Be a card carrying member of the .... ALA (CPUSA option offered in summer)
LIS 6102 "Do you want fries with that" An upselling guide for recent MLS grads.
LIS 6061 How to prepare for a phone interview, wear a smile and nothing else.
LIS 6002 "I am a librarian I can change the world" : for $9.83 per hour. Earning what your worth.
LIS 5999 Be an independent thinker vote Democrat. (CPUSA option offered in summer)
LIS 6969 Books by Diverse Authors.... are so much prettier in the stacks.

That is where I had to learn it.

its a free country

1. People are allowed to make a buck.

2. as for the profits from the No Child Act:

"At least 13 U.S. school districts have used federal funds available through the president's signature education reform, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to buy Ignite's portable learning centers at $3,800 apiece."

That's $49,400...

"In addition to federal or state funds, foundations and corporations have helped buy Ignite products. The Washington Times Foundation, backed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, head of the South Korea-based Unification Church, has peppered classrooms throughout Virginia with Ignite's COWs under a $1-million grant."

Sounds like those connections come in handy and benefit schools.

3. If Neil Bush wasn't directly involved, and it was his company, that would be a bad sign.

who are we kidding?

What's the point of having a former President, current President and Florida governor in your family unless you can profit off their positions? Sheesh! It's the American way! Strike while the iron is hot...to hell with all those little children, they don't vote anyway, and even if they did, we could fix -that-. It's good for the kids to take all those dumb tests (apples are to books as cream is to busses) and forego stupid subject matter like art, dance and music. For crying out loud.

Re:who are we kidding?

"It's good for the kids to take all those dumb tests (apples are to books as cream is to busses) and forego stupid subject matter like art, dance and music."

It is in everyone to create and we will all find our way to it someway. Algebra however, is not an endeavor most people welcome with open arms. Readin, Writin, and 'Rithmatic are taught because they have to be taught, not because everyone wants to be taught it.

Why the law was passed

So are we suggesting here that George W. Bush signed into law the "No Child Left Behind Act" so that his brother could get business in 40 school districts across the country? (How many school districts are in the country? Hundreds? Thousands?)
So some of the contracts are sole source and don't have bidding? This process is probably set up by the local school district about how they procure things. Is George Bush now manipulating each and every school board across the country?
I think this accusation is silly. If Clinton had been hit with similar charges I would have thought this was silly.
Federal legislation impacts almost all areas of life. Every president is going to have somebody they know that benefits from federal legislation. Also, Bush is not a king. This law was passed by the House and the Senate. They must all be in on the conspiracy.
Also, how is any of this library related? Other than the fact that all librarians are required to hate Bush.

Re:Why the law was passed

At least 13 U.S. school districts have used federal funds available through the president's signature education reform, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, to buy Ignite's portable learning centers at $3,800 apiece.

The law provides federal funds to help school districts better serve disadvantaged students and improve their performance, especially in reading and math.

But Ignite does not offer reading instruction, and its math program will not be available until next year. --Walter F. Roche Jr., Bush's Family Profits From "No Child" Act, The Los Angeles Times

There is plenty of just cause to assume the worst in matters involving the U.S. presidency: Jack Abramoff, Ken Lay, no-bid contracts for the illegal occupation of Iraq which serve only to defraud the tax-payers; the secret governance of the Cheney Energy policy dating all the way back to 2001.

Politics is ordinarily incestuous to a certain degree but the Bush Regime and its sycophants and lackeys take it to whole new dimension. And let's not forget that Whitewater was a scandal entirely manufactured by the Rethuglican Party on the same kind of tenuous conjecture as the Ignite/Bush link. What goes around comes around, and the Republican Party/Right Wing will always squeal like a stuck pig when its own tactics come back to bite it.

Other than the fact that all librarians are required to hate Bush.

Typical right-wing-nut claptrap; as usual, you've mistaken your opinion for a fact. Where, exactly, have you seen it codified that all librarians are required to hate Bush? Please do point to the source for your statement, or at least have the grace to admit that it is a blatant lie.

Re:Why the law was passed

LIS 666 Hating the current administration

Aha! The CURRENT admninistration; not specifically the BUSH administration.

I rest my case.

Re:Why the law was passed

The course started in Fall semseter 2000 and is not scheduled again after 2008.

I got an A, but only because I used the Tony Blair administration as my project, being Irish I'm not too keen on whomever is PM.

Odd

I think it is odd to link to your own blog (http://librarian.lishost.org/?p=583). I think it is even more odd to link to your own blog without saying ... I wrote about it on my blog... or something like that.

Although I am not so sure I'd call it a blog, perhaps a newsletter as I don't see any comments allowed at any of the posts. I think a blog implies a give and take that comments allow.

I also think it is odd that you don't have an about me section on the blog, most do and it seems to be a best practice, unless one is trying to avoid revealing who they are. One should not have to look up the ISSN at the LOC to see who wrote something.

That just seems odd to me, then again so does paying for bottled water so I may not be the appropriate arbiter.

Re:Why the law was passed

LIS INDEPENDENT STUDY "Truth<AND>Out<AND>Org" - Boolean Constructs for Sole Source Sleuthers

Re:Odd

OMG, I agree with you on bottled water!

Re:Odd

See, there is always common ground...somewhere :)

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