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Libraries, logistics and the long tail

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 19:21

Lorcan Dempsey Takes A Look at the many "long tail" discussions and says the real issue is how well supply and demand are articulated in a network environment. And when we think about it in this systemwide way the picture is less reassuring. Think of two figures. The first is that ILLs account for 1.7% of overall circulations. The second is about circulation.He says Libraries do indeed collectively manage a long tail of research, learning and cultural materials.

Yale Debuts SEX WEEK - a Biennial Celebration of

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 22:32

Search-Engines writes "Welcome to Sex Week at Yale, a biennial celebration that has become one of the most provocative campus events in the country.Organizers say Sex Week gets students talking about sex in a way that's more relevant than middle-school film strips, more honest than movies and television, and more fun than requisite college health lecturesYale's event, which ends Saturday, includes lectures from dating specialists, a sex therapist and a discussion of homosexuality with a former Roman Catholic priest.

''A beer commercial could do it."

Submitted by rochelle on Tue, 07/19/2005 - 14:43

Kathleen writes "Racy reading can put a felon in jail. A Miami sex offender went to jail for reading Maxim magazine after probation officers decided that it was 'sexually stimulating' -- the latest sign of the Florida's get-tough policy toward people on probation. Sex offenders are typically barred from possessing ''obscene, pornographic, or sexually stimulating'' material under standard probation agreements.