Submitted by Blake on August 27, 2000 - 11:11am
The Final Story in the
librarian strike saga (Hopefully).
of District 925 of the Service Employees International
Union had approved the three-year tentative agreement,
89-3. “Oh my goodness, that makes me really happy,”
said Library Director Nan Johnston, who was notified of
the tally by telephone.\"
Back to work at last.
Submitted by Blake on August 26, 2000 - 12:40pm
Rep is Now Reporting the strike
may not be quite as over as we once thought.
“This could be the ‘Dewey beats Truman’
headline of the day,” assistant Library Director Marge
Baker said early Friday afternoon, referring to the
infamous Chicago Tribune headline that appeared after
the 1948 presidential election.\"
Submitted by Steven on August 25, 2000 - 10:14pm
I couldn\'t resist posting this article from the Digital Freedom Network. Does your name contain a vulgarity? If so, read on...\"Babcock and Engineer are not the only ones who have been blocked by online filters. People named Dickinson, Sussex, Cummings, and Assisi have also been blocked.\"
Submitted by Blake on August 25, 2000 - 5:39pm
SF Gate has a Story on Google that is quite interesting. The founders are 27 and now employ 120 people!
``Our goal is to build the ultimate search engine,\'\' said Larry Page, Google\'s chief executive and co-founder. ``We think that we can make search engines better every month, and I don\'t see that ending anytime soon.\'\'
Submitted by Blake on August 25, 2000 - 4:17pm
Someone writes \"I would like to suggest a link to a 40-page article on Internet filtering from the April 2000 issue of the Texas Law Review:
\"The First Amendment\'s Limitations on the Use of Internet Filtering in
Public and School Libraries: What Content Can Librarians Exclude?\"
The article concludes that the First Amendment permits filters to be used
by a library if the supervising librarian would have the same degree of
control over the filter that it would have over a library employee with
respect to correcting improper content selection decisions to prevent
unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination
Submitted by AnnaKh on August 25, 2000 - 3:01pm
\"You may have had some very young skate board toting library patron ask you, \"Do you have any Guyver?\" or a student requesting the seven tape set of the Hakkenden, subtitled, or had a club ask to use your meeting room to show anime. Have you wondered what all of this was about?
Given the increasing popularity of anime and manga in the English speaking world I feel that it is perhaps time that a resource be created to help librarians understand what this is all about and to aid in the selection of items for their collections.\"
That\'s the introduction to The Librarian\'s Guide to Anime and Manga, by Gilles Poitras. It\'s an interesting discussion that has got me interested in this pop-cultural art form.
Submitted by Blake on August 25, 2000 - 9:49am
Ohio.com is Reporting the strike is finally over.
\"Striking workers and the board of the Stark County District Library reached a tentative contract agreement last night, according to a union representative.
Anne Hill, executive director of Service Employees International Union 925, which represents the striking library workers, said a tentative contract was reached about 7:30 p.m. She said she could not provide specifics about the proposal, which would end a nearly four-week walkout.\"
Submitted by Blake on August 25, 2000 - 9:42am
Bill writes \"I found an article in The Chronicle last week you may be interested in. It Talks about a number of issues that may affect libraries in the future. The article is an interview with William Y. Arms who runs dlib magazine. He says that the quality and quantity of free information is growing. \"
Submitted by Steven on August 24, 2000 - 11:25pm
The friday updates for this week include reference books over the Internet, bigger libraries in Ottowa, the purpose of the Library of Congress, Yad Vashem\'s library, new technology, e-mail protests, more thefts, more extortion, and much, much more....plus the Quote of the Week. Have a great weekend!!
Submitted by Blake on August 24, 2000 - 10:22pm
Virage, Inc. a leading provider of software products and
application services that enable video for the Internet, and
LEXIS(r)-NEXIS(r), a leader in online information solutions for business,government, academic and legal professionals, announced the availability of searchable video content as part of the vast LEXIS(r)-NEXIS(r) services through the Virage(r) platform.
Submitted by Blake on August 24, 2000 - 10:17pm
Presentations from REFERENCE/CITATION LINKING: THE FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE — A JOINT CENDI/FLICC WORKSHOP Pickford Theater, Library of Congress June 21, 2000 and Presentations from the Subject Analysis and Retrieval Working Group Conference Controlled Vocabulary and the Internet, September 29, 1999 Are now available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/cendi/pres_arc.html
Submitted by Blake on August 24, 2000 - 1:46pm
Brian Smith writes \"A couple weeks ago, Laura Schlessinger, Ph.D., gave a speech on \"The Crisis of the American Family\" at the Claremont Institute. It looks like she mostly talked about herself and plugged her latest book, but she mentioned that \"libraries ignore their primary responsibility to protect and nurture our children.\"
Text is at http://www.claremont.org/publications/schlessinger000818.cfm
CSPAN televised the speech on Aug. 19. Video is available at http://www.cspan.org/ \"
Submitted by Blake on August 24, 2000 - 1:45pm
Submitted by Blake on August 24, 2000 - 9:55am
Bob Cox suggested this.The Register has a spooky Story on long dead authors leaving comments on their books.
\"Einstein has revealed that he got it wrong about quantum mechanics and God does play with dice. And Fyodor Dostoyevskywrites that he still likes his work even though he\'s dead.\"
They call them \"an amusing fake author posting\", I think they are real! The dead speak to us through the web.
Submitted by Steven on August 24, 2000 - 9:13am
Simon & Schuster has announced that they are going to be offering E-books this fall. Read the article from Mercury Center.\"Consumers will be able to download the electronic books, or e-books, at the Web sites of online retailers such as Barnesandnoble.com. They can read the books on their computer screens using Microsoft Reader or Glassbook software, on an eBook or SoftBook device, or on personal digital assistants.\"
Submitted by Steven on August 24, 2000 - 8:40am
A woman in Virginia brought her three children into a library, left them there, and did not return. The article is provided by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
\"She just dropped them off and walked away,\" Carey said. \"When we arrested her, she didn\'t even ask about the children. She didn\'t care about their whereabouts or their health. She wasn\'t remorseful.\"
Submitted by AnnaKh on August 24, 2000 - 12:48am
Greetings Lisnewsteers. Thrice weekly the Studio B Buzz goes out from the folks at Studio B (including moi) and Blake\'s been kind enough to give me permission to post some of the highlights here. So for news on a new reading program from B&N, new reading devices from Thomson, and the Lightning Source deal with Versaware, read on...
Submitted by Blake on August 23, 2000 - 5:58pm
Knowledge Management Magazine has a nice Interview with Brook Manville to discuss his views on how knowledge and learning management fit into today\'s quickly evolving, Internet-enabled business environment. You might learn a thing or two from this Knowledge Management stuff
\"What do you see in the future of Web-based learning?
The future will be about creating a mix of different kinds of learning opportunities and events, which would include collaborative spaces with networks of people or with instructors or moderators.
Submitted by Blake on August 23, 2000 - 5:52pm
Peacefire.org has a neat Little Trick that allows a user to get around filtering programs, another simple trick that renders filters useless.
Found this over on Slashdot.
Submitted by Blake on August 23, 2000 - 3:55pm
Someone sent in a cnn.com Story on \"The Plant\". It seems some readers have been paying extra money -- in $2, $10 and even $20 -- to make up for less honorable readers who downloaded the files without paying. King won\'t finish the book without enough folks paying, so the fans hope to tip the scales.
\"As it is, some 76 percent of readers are volunteering to pay the $1 King is asking for each copy -- just above the amount King says he wants for the project to continue -- so the project appears set to continue for now.\"