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BlogJunction: WebJunction’s niche in the blogosphere

BlogJunction is WebJunction’s niche in the blogosphere.
You may already know The WebJunction site as the online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun. Now they have a blog!


Welcome to Free Government Information

Free Government Information: Because government information needs to be free.Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.


Christina's Library Rant

Cliff Urr writes "Check out this interesting blog put out by a librarian in the MD-DC area:

In an email exchange with me, she wrote: "I maintain this site for my personal knowledge management. No guarantee exists for quality or quantity of posts. Past performance may not predict future value...I do not try to act as a filter -- I try to only post when I've got something to say." She has some worthwhile things to say."


NYPL goes online with another great way to waste time!

Cortez writes "The NYPL has the Digital Gallery
encompassing one heck of a lot of images.
Easy to search and a great site to get lost in."


Genes on-line - Searching for the family Raintree

Cortez writes "As those ever dedicated genealogists go in search of the elusive family tree, science again steps up to the plate: Reports:"
Melinde Lutz Sanborn, a New Hampshire genealogist, said lots of New England folks have heard rumors of an "Indian princess" in their family line because of the co-mingling of early European settlers with the native population.
DNA can either prove or disprove that old family tale. "In the end, there are very few people who successfully trace in the records to an Indian person of any rank, let alone a princess," she said." I still think of the quest for the Raintree, as being a good apprenticeship for budding genealogists. While back in the real world, I'm still trying to find a pair of really, really wide 1972 Bell-Bottom Jeans I left at my Mom's, to prove to the kids that for one brief shining moment cool was democratic!"


Patriot Debates: A Sourceblog for the USA PATRIOT Debate

Anonymous Patron writes " is a still-under-construction beta version of a "slow blog" on the USA PATRIOT Act and related issues. The essays on this site have been assembled at the invitation of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security of the American Bar Association. Eventually, all of the essays will be assembled into a book published by the American Bar Association and available for pre-order here."


Scholarly electronic publishing bibliography

An useful site stumbled on while looking for something else at the British Library:

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.

An interesting article about the development of the bibliography is also available. Apologies if this is a repeat.


Counter-inaugural reference kit

The folks at Radical Reference have assembled a useful schedule (warning: Excel) of inaugural and counter-inaugural events happening here in D.C., and a ready reference kit (Word doc.) as well. Both were put together to help the reference librarians helping out with the 1/20 protests.

Topic: Bloggin' it From Boston

The Official Blog of the Public Library Association is up and running from Boston. For those of us who couldn't make it, it'll be fun to watch.


Where was this when I needed it?

Bob writes "I came across this University of Minnesota Libraries Assignment Calculator a while back and thought thats a great tool. Well now they've released it on open source which demonstrates what OS is all about: Grab The Code Here"



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