This is a personal request. My good friend Jay is on a quest, a quest for music, a very specific quest... the mysterious-yet-legendary performance of the Grateful Dead and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in March of 1970.
Jay's been keeping track of his search On His Web Site, but he's just not having any luck.
Any music librarians out there that might be able to help point him in the right direction?
I'm considering a new section @LISNews. I'm wondering if anyone might be interested in contributing to a Political Librarian Weblog. I don't think the intelligent-right* gets enough press** and that just ain't right. Those with view points that differ significantly from the usual library line should have a place where these views can be aired, shared, and discussed. I can think of at least 2 LISNewsterz that would be perfect for this, so I'm hoping for at least a yes or no vote from them.
So, if you consider your self right of center, and can be fair, accurate and open***, let me know.
Footnotes and an FAQ below. -- Read More
Here's a nifty bookmarklet that will pop open a new window that allows you to submit a story or site you've found:
To use it, just drag it to your bookmarks or favorites list, or, better yet, add it to your navigation/links toolbar. LISNews thrives on your submissions!
We currently have 9386 stories in the ol' LISNews db. A pretty decent collection, if I do say so myself...
Looking ahead a few hundred stories, I'd like to post a fun little collection of things that say "10K". So I'm asking all LISNewsterz to get out their digital cameras, crayons, colored pencils, Photoshop or MS Paint and send us something that shows us how happy you are that we hit 10,000 stories.
Think of it as sort of a Human Clock, but much simpler. I'm just looking for one number. Be creative, get a tattoo, stack some books, shave it in your head, or just draw it on a napkin. You can send in a URL, or email an image file to blake at lisnews period com.
The best creations will win an autographed copy of The War On Our Freedoms, or, hosting on LISHost, or, best yet, a free, signed copy of "What Would Dewey Do?" and Bill will sketch the character of the winner's choice!Go Buy One if you're not going to enter.
For those of you RSS folk out there, you might not be aware of the mulitidue of RSS feeds that flow from LISNews these days.
They're all listed on our RSS Feeds page: lisnews.com/feeds.shtml.
In addition to the many listed there, there also exsists RSS feeds for each user journal as well.
They quite well hidden at the moment, but to get the RSS feed for any user journal at LISNews, use this syntax:
There's another, uglier way hidden in the journals page, and they'll both give you the same file, there's just more than one way to do it.
So, using the most popular journals as real examples...
If you haven't been reading the LISNews user journals, you've been missing some good stuff.
NBruce has been writing about Christian books, the importance of citations and even bathroom reading. Daniel's Thoughts on "The Bush-Hater's Handbook" are worth a read. djfiander has a bunch of interesting links, and my favorite, shoe has been journaling her adventures at her new job as a systems librarian.
There's many more, you can browse from the Top Journals Page by # of posts, and latest post, and at some point, by popularity, but I've yet to code that part. If you have an LISNews Accout you already have Your Own Journal, if you don't have an accout, get yourself one today.
2003 was a good year for us here at LISNews, we ran some Good Stories, moved to a new code base and a new server, and still managed to have fun doing it.
Below are the 2003 numbers for all things LISNewsie.
We ran 3203 stories last year.
The most popular:
The LISNews Librarian Pickup Lines
O\'Reilly Adopts 1790 Copyright Durations
MSN \"borrows\" Bookworm game idea
The Whole Matrix Story
Where is Harry Potter Book Six?
Rich Lowry: "kill all the librarians next"
'GIEIS' - Global ISP Email Identity System
The 100 greatest novels of all time
Librarian Action Figure!
The "R" is for Urbandale
Bomb book tests U.S. free speech
More "Harmful to Minors" ignorance
FBI: Kiddie porn sent from library
The Limerick Challenge
Amazon's 'Search Inside the Book'
FBI urges police to watch for people carrying almanacs
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LISNews, established in 1999, is one of the oldest and most popular library weblogs. LISNews includes librarians and many others with an interest in libraries and information science.
LISNews, managed by volunteer librarians from across the globe, is visited by close to 5,000 people a day, and includes a mailing list of almost 2,500. LISNews focuses on news stories from around the world that are of interest to librarians. Stories that impact our professional and personal lives are shared and discussed on the site through out the day. LISNews has an archive of almost 10,000 stories dating back to 1999.
bentley writes "On Nov. 21, in response to the LISNews thread "Shhh! People are trying to compute," David Rothman posted this on his TeleRead blog: "LISNews lives up to its name--as a newsy Slashdot-style site. That aside, this virtual salon for librarians is a chilling example of the resistance and even hatred that e-bookers will encounter in the library world from its many Luddites. LISNews also shows the weaknesses of the Slashdot-modelled bulletin-board system, under which bigoted, ornery moderators can act more as if they're in a saloon than a salon." [More]"