Monthly Archives: April 2005

How to be Your Own Publisher

I found this article in the NY Times’ Book Review section yesterday, and while self-publishing has had an inarguably democratizing effect on the world of literature and research over the past decade, I personally think it’s had the side-effect of dropping the average worth of the content of those subjects just abit (mor than a […]

In Praise of Library Personnel

I subscribe to the technical service librarians listserv that Margaret Mauer runs off of Ohio’s Kent State U. servers, and while I rarely post, it’s always interesting to see what librarians halfway across the country (well, okay a third of the way, but that’s kind of wordy) are doing differently from those of us in […]

Academy Library Newsletter, April 2005

Welcome to the April 2005 issue of the Academy Library Newsletter. The newsletter is published quarterly to keep you updated on our products and services, changes the library collection and available resources, and other bits of interesting news. We’d like to particularly draw your attention to the piece titled "New Publication Policy for NIH-Funded Research" […]

Friday Joy, Tax Day Blues

A Public Service Announcement First of all, click here to print Form 4868, which is the extension to file for 2004. I met Joanne from the Regional Medical Library group on line for coffee this morning; we’re both dressed in black to remember the victims of April 15 2005. Today is kind of weird—on the […]

Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act

Found this article on Tomdispatch.com this afternoon . . . "In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the USA Patriot Act, the following exchange took place between former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, now Attorney General, and Senator Arlen Specter (R., PA): GONZALES: Mr. Chairman, let me, kind of, reassure the committee and the American […]

From Today's NY Times

This is not the sort of thing one wants to see in the paper first thing in the morning, but it’s not the she sort of thing librarians can afford not to notice either. Anyway, here’s a link to the article and the text is behind the "Continue Reading" link.

I Love FactCheck.org

I’ve been away for a few days, but I’m back now. I fell in love with FactCheck.org during the 2004 presidential race—it’s one of the few research sites that really does try to cut through the BS on bothsides of the aisle–and they’ve kept their work up since then, which I think is an amazing […]