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Library Science Jeopardy

Bored at the desk? Try Library Science Jeopardy. Just like the popular television
version, the primary rule remains to provide your answer in the form of a question. There are six categories to select from, each containing five answers in ascending
order of difficulty. There
are no prizes, but, if you guess correctly, you will win an expanded explanation of the correct question.


Check Out Kairosnews

charlie writes \" A News Site and Online Community for Discussing Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy is a weblog with reader submitted posts on subjects including literacy, the Internet, libraries, hypertext, intellectual property, distance education, word processing, and, of course, blogging. \"


From Books Comes Lumber

Jen Young pointed the way to Jim Rosenau\'s really neat project site, where he has turned his near-religious relationship to books into artful furniture.
Inspired by Nicholson Baker’s essay, “Lumber”, about how the term once applied to more than just wood, he found a way to turn books into lumber, and create Two-Bracket Shelves, Bookcases, One-Bracket Shelves, and Other Neat Stuff.


BookCrazy Radio Network

anon writes \"Check Out BookCrazy Radio Network

BCRN is a 24/7 Book Radio Station heard exclusively on the Internet. They are for avid readers and bookoholics. All of our shows tie into books in one way or another. From “how to write” to “what to read” They have a show for almost any book fan. The shows repeat for 24 hours throughout the day & night. Pick the time you want to listen and BookCrazy will be there. Want to listen to a specific show? It will repeat up to 6 times daily on its air date.

Another unique feature about BCRN are the commercials. 90% of our commercials are about books.



The fundamentals of information science

Jim Robertson put together, The fundamentals of information science, a guide intended for laypeople and librarians who want to understand some of the concepts behind basic informations science theories, without necessarily mastering the mathematics.


/usr/lib/info -- Hacker Librarian Haven

Go check out \"A concerted effort to infuse librarians with the hacker spirit. A wish that the librarian spirit wafts back over to hackers. A hope that someday it will no longer be necessary to distinguish between the two.
More to the point, /usr/lib/info is a collective weblog, used by a motley cabal of hacker/librarians who like chatting about how they go about solving the many problems facing them from day to day, and long-term.\"


Virtual Sci-Fi Library

Roy Balleste writes \"A virtual library has been designed for: Gene Roddenberry\'s Andromeda, from the creator of Star Trek. This show is the #1 weekly hour in syndication for the second year in a row in the U.S. The All Systems University was created to serve the people of the Systems Commonwealth.Here is the site For the show.

For the Library


Fat Chuck\'s Banned Books Index

Fat Chuck\'s Banned Books Index is a convenient reference for banned or suppressed books. This is a HUGE list of Author Name + Book Name, and Who, Where, When and Why it was Banned or Suppressed.


Readerville literature discussion

I ran across the other day, and I thought I\'d share.

\" Readerville is founded on the idea that literature -- and discussion thereof -- is one of life\'s finest pursuits. The Readerville Forum provides a broad and flexible space for readers, writers, librarians, publishers, critics and anyone else who loves books to have thoughtful and engaging discussions about everything from favorite books to why they buy what they buy to current writing conundrums to whether or not plot is a crucial element in fiction.\"


Poetry 180 - A Poem A Day For Students

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year. Billy Collins has selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are intended to be listened to, and Billy Collins suggests that all members of the school community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be following the end of daily announcements over the public address system.



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