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Cites & Insights Mid-June copyright special out

Walt writes "Cites & Insights 4:8 (Mid-June 2004) is now available.

Visit the Cites & Insights home page to donate to C&I; the current issue is a single click away.

Or download the 20-page PDF directly.
This is a special issue: "Catching Up with Copyright"

It includes:

* Copyright Currents, p. 1-19: DMCRA, DMCA-related cases, big media and peer-to-peer, database protection, and saving the public domain

* Copyright Perspective, p. 19-20: True Piracy and Other Thoughts

and a half page of housekeeping on page 1.

There will almost certainly be another (July) issue out before ALA, probably on or around June 21, with more varied fare..."

This is probably one of the best Cites & Insights I've read. If you're at all interested in Copyright issues, and if you're a librarian you should be, it's worth a print, and a read.

Enemy within:Terror in America

nbruce writes "“The Enemy Within: Terror in America – 1776 to Today , the only museum exhibit to provide historic perspective on acts of terror that have taken place on American soil, opened 6 May 2004 as the International Spy Museum's first special exhibit.

The Enemy Within will reveal nine major events and periods in U.S. History when Americans were threatened by enemies within its borders: depicting how the government and public responded, illustrating the corresponding evolution of U.S. counterintelligence and homeland security efforts, and examining the challenge of securing the nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.�

Sounds like a useful exhibit for librarians who might need to brush up their terrorism knowledge--to be more vocal about the Patriot Act, of course. Full press release.

Includes a timeline that “traces over 80 acts of terror that have taken place in the U.S. from the 1776 to today, including the Revolutionary War plot to kidnap George Washington, the events of Bloody Kansas prior to the Civil War, John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry, 1960s Church bombings in the South , and the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.�

The company that organized the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland developed it, and it was designed and managed by Kathleen Coakley a Clevelander who has a public arts background."

ADHD Librarian on the Loose

ADHD_librarian writes "As a new entrant in library blog publishing I just thought I'd point out to you all the existence of a fantastic and insightful blog (mine).
Entitled "The Hyperactive Librarian" it is my attempt to get laughs and make sense of why in God's name a kid with ADHD who almost forgot to attend high school would consider taking the nine years needed to complete four years of university and then run screaming around a public library.
ADHD-librarian.blogspot.com


Rochelle comments: "Dang. That was my idea. I just kept forgetting to do it."

Cites & Insights 4:7 available

Walt writes "Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 4:7 (June 2004) is now available for downloading.

This 24-page issue, PDF as always, includes:

Perspective: Motivation: Monetizing the Zine?
(Will there be a Cites & Insights after January 2005?)

Library Access to Scholarship - 4 pages
Unraveling the Big Deal, PLoS and the Sabo Bill, and more

Bibs & Blather: You call this a Gold Edition?
On milestone editions--and controversial issues

Trends & Quick Takes - nine items, from RFID to RSS

Library Access Perspective: The Empire Strikes Back
A 12.5-page saga of open access, its detractors, the UK hearings, and the Nature discussion.

The Library Stuff - five items"

Emerald Announces Winners of 2004 Golden Page Awards for Excellence in Publishing

Emerald writes "Emerald Announces Winners of 2004 Golden Page Awards for Excellence in Publishing: Top Management Experts Select Top Management ArticlesEmerald announces the winners of the 2004 Golden Page Awards, now in their seventh year. The awards highlight excellence in publishing in categories for best research implications, most original content, managerial application, general readability, practical usability of research and readability of research. Numerous publications were presented with the award, including Harvard Business Review, Across the Board, and Asia Pacific Business Review.

CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE COLLECTION

"The Library of Congress has made available online the National Child Labor
Committee Collection, consisting of more than 5,000 photographs taken
1908-1924 (mostly by Lewis Hine) focusing on children and showing workers,
working and living conditions, and educational settings. LOC says that for
the first time, all the images and original National Child Labor Committee
captions can be viewed together. LOC Prints & Photographs Reading Room May
2004"
link here.

Crazy or daft world records about books and libraries

Godfrey Oswald writes "As the author of the new book "Library World Records" I have been receiving several new world records about books and libraries, for inclusion in the new edition of "Library World Records" I am working on at the moment in my free time.

I must say that some of the submitted records are a bit daft, a bit weird, or just too funny to be included. But then some of these were sent by high school students!

So to to help fans around the world of "Library World Records" be sure of what kind of new world records will be okay to be submitted for listing in the second edition of "Library World Records", I have complied some of brand new exciting records I have come across in my ongoing research project for the second edition.

ALA Election Results

Michael Gorman has been elected as President of the American Library Association for 2005-2006, with Teri Switzer winning reelection for Treasurer. More here. Other election results were decided today as well, but were not available on the ALA website as of this submission.

UPDATE 6:30 pm CST Here's the Council list. Congrats to sometimes-LISNewster Michael McGrorty on his election. Anyone else from LISNews whose name I missed?

Looking for Librarian Filmmakers

InfoWhale writes to share the following announcement, "I have suggested to Marie Nesthus, director of the media program at NYPL's Donnell Library Center, that she run a series of films that have been created by librarians-turned-filmmaker. She would like to do so sometime in spring 2005. Everyone knows about the many librarians-turned-author, but as far as either one of us knows, no one has ever programmed such a series. I myself am the associate producer for a new indie feature film made in West Virginia, "Correct Change."
One librarian in Lexington, Ky. directed a Sundance Film Festival hit film, "100 Proof." There are other librarian-turned-filmmaker (and
vica versa) out there. If you are interested in being part of this series,contact me: Steve Fesenmaier, 907 Churchill Circle, Charleston, WV
25314 (304) 345-5850 [email protected]"

LII Launches Annual User Survey

An Anonymous Patron writes "(Please forward to relevant lists and blogs.)

Attention all users of Librarians' Index to the Internet, http://lii.org :

We hope you can set aside a few minutes to take our short, ten-question annual user survey. To take our survey, follow this link:

http://tinyurl.com/3c886

If you run into technical problems with the survey, e-mail [email protected]

Responses are due by midnight (Pacific Time), Friday, May 14.
Thank you in advance for your valuable input!

Karen G. Schneider
Director, Librarians' Index to the Internet,
Information You Can Trust!
http://lii.org/"

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