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HLS on OWS: How do Libraries Fit In?

<A HREF="http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/hls_ows/">From <I>Hack Library School</I>: A discussion of the Occupy Wall Street library and other Occupy libraries and their role in showing us how much libraries are valued.</A>

Censorship Moves West

Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, writing at al-Jazeera English, notes that Internet censorship is moving westward and becoming a more mainstream notion in various countries. Key quote:
Most problematically, setting a precedent of blocking websites simply makes it that much easier for a government or ISP to extend filtering as they wish.

Suggested RDA Improvements

Mac Elrod of Special Libraries Cataloguing responds to Tuesday's announcement that implementation of RDA, the successor to AACR2r, has been recommended to be delayed until 2013.

Santa Clara County Library system to begin $80 annual fee for non-residents

<A HREF="http://www.mercurynews.com/campbell/ci_17984585?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com">The fur begins to fly as universal borrowing gets tossed out in Santa Clara county. </A>

The Desk Setup: A Look At Librarian Computers

The Desk Setup

Like many technologists, I may have had some vague notion that librarians had something to contribute to discussions about information and metadata and standards and access, but my concept of what librarians did and what they knew probably had more to do with stereotypes and anecdote than on an understanding of reality. Which is a shame. Although in the last few years I think we’ve done a really good job of making clearer connections between libraries and technology, I don’t think anyone is surprised when librarians are omitted from discussions about and between prominent technologists, such as the one facilitated by the Setup. (Note: by “librarians” I mean anyone who works in, with, or for libraries. Hat tip to Eli Neiburger for saying what I’d been thinking, only less clearly, for some time before he said those words out loud.)

ALA Secrets lives


The Future of Magazines

<A HREF="http://speakquietly.blogspot.com/2010/01/future-of-magazines.html">Sports Illustrated and Popular Science have demoed their vision of the magazine of tomorrow</A>


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