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Achala Munigal writes "Check out Information Professional: A site for librarians, about librarians and by librarians at information-professional.com.This site consists mostly of Library related sites and links.
To make this website a one stop link engine related to LIS Information.
To provide part time or freelance job opportunities, particularly for women LIS professionals.
To bring global information to LIS professionals and students in India .
Ever wanted to play Hamlet? Check out Robin Johnson's text-based game in which you control the movements of the Melancholy Dane.
I am in a huge throne room in the palace. This room is designed to make one point - that its occupants are RICH. There are expensive looking chandeliers all over the ceiling, but the centre of attention is (unsurprisingly) the massive throne in the middle of the floor. There are doors in the south and west walls, and a doorway in the north wall leading through to the entrance lobby.
Claudius is here.
Exits are north, south and west.
Thanks to Riba Rambles for the heads-up.
Thanks to Soundara of the MEDREF-L mailing list for publicizing this simple, useful resource
I don't know if peter intended the title "Ref Grunt" to refer to himself or his outbursts, but his weblog of rapid-fire synopses of his reference-desk days make really great reading. He's inspired a number of imitators, including Nat, the He Said/Sh3 Said team, "twentysomething alien commando librarian" Tangognat, and your oh-so-humble author.
JB writes "The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library's catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound."
We've pointed to it before, but it's worth a second look, plus if you missed it the first time, it's news to you!
This Here Mefi Thread pointed to The Classic Feminist Writings on-line archive from The Chicago Women's Liberation Union. This section of the on-line archive contains the classic feminist writings that helped define Second Wave feminism.
Pamela M. Rose has This Fantastic List of donation programs from around the world. It's organized alphabetically by the country that benefits from the donations, with "International" denoting those programs that distribute to more than one country. Some countries are also linked to a local information page.
The Topeka Capital Journal has a nice little back-and-fourth on Banned Books Week. Responsibility trumps Banned Books WeekVicki Estes, a Topeka freelance writer, says that, as parents, it is our responsibility to monitor what our children are exposed to. This isn't censorship. It is called being a caring, responsible parent.
As a follow up, Banning books only serves to close minds, by Thomas Prasch, a professor of history, says Vicki Estes both ignores the wider meaning of the event and understates the threat entailed by challenges to books in curricula and libraries. She argues that the removal of books from curricula and libraries is the work of "responsible parents" who should be celebrated rather than condemned, but such a position does not stand up to serious examination.