Submitted by StephenK on January 19, 2019 - 11:53pm
I barely write anything here.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on December 18, 2018 - 8:15pm
By the 1980s the Soviet Union had matched the United States in military might and far surpassed it in the production of steel, timber, concrete, and oil. But the electronic whirlwind that was transforming the global economy had been locked out by communist leaders. Heirs to an old Russian tradition of censorship, they had banned photocopiers, prohibited accurate maps, and controlled word-for-word even the scripts of stand-up comedians.
Submitted by Walt on November 26, 2018 - 4:20pm
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Submitted by Walt on April 12, 2018 - 11:46am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 7, 2018 - 11:22am
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 2, 2018 - 11:59pm
Submitted by Bearkat on February 27, 2018 - 1:42pm
My pet peeves regarding some others in my profession -
Those who don't do their research:
- to properly unsubscribe from a listserv (or simply look at a message footer) and/or
- those who reply to an entire list instead of the original sender
*and many of these same people are supposed to help others research topics and find information?
Maybe I will write a librarian humor blog - should it be "The Humorous Librarian" (in the same vein as "The Annoyed Librarian")?
Submitted by Walt on December 19, 2017 - 2:27pm
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Submitted by Bearkat on November 3, 2017 - 3:19pm
Yesterday I saw the first evidence of large-scale book vandalism at my current library, where I have been employed for over 9 years. I initially noticed three books in the 300s (DDC), including one about the Kent State shootings, with spines cut off. Shortly after our Circulation staff and students found multiple books (up to 400) in the 200s, especially 238s (Christianity, catechisms, creeds, etc.) had either spines cut off or tops or bottoms of spines ripped off. No spines or other evidence has been found on the shelves or in the trash.
Submitted by Walt on November 1, 2017 - 5:21pm
Submitted by Walt on October 15, 2017 - 3:37pm
Gray OA 2014-2017: A Partial Followup, the October 2017 Cites & Insights (17.9), is now available for downloading at https://citesandinsights.info/civ17i9.pdf
The single-essay issue is 42 pages long (38 numbered pages).
It updates article-count and status-code information (but not APC/fee information) for gray OA journals not in DOAJ, adding full-year 2016 article counts and January-June 2017 counts, doubled for ease of comparisons.