This just came in from Gary Price by way of the ERIL-L listserv: After 4+ years Google has announced that they are stopping the Google Answersservice. This RS post:http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/11/29/google-saying-goodbye-to-google-answers/ has info and links as well as: 1) Google Answers history and the rise of Yahoo Answers 2) This is not the first time a large […]
There’s a great deal to be thankful for this year. Too much to write about here, really. So let’s talk about copyright instead: NEW YORK – Cell phone owners can now break locks to use their handsets with competing carriers, while film professors have the right to copy snippets from DVDs for educational compilations, the […]
This article from Kelpie Wilson hit a particular note with me because until 2 years ago my wife worked as a reference librarian at the NYC EPA Region 2 library on Broadway. She watched for 3 years as a staff of three librarians, one media specialist and one tech services paraprofessional were relocated, outsourced or […]
Thom Hickey described his experience speaking at a conference organized by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries on his blog. The conference title: The Future of the Catalog: Deconstruction or Reinvention? Personally, I’ve managed to convince myself that everything in the world of libraries is a matter of reinvention. […]
Disclaimer: I am posting this more to hear back from other folks who can point me to actual library journal articles on this subject than to suggest that we’re screwed, although I suppose I can do both. That said . . . I admit it: I’ve jumped on the peak oil bandwagon. Which is probably […]
An announcment from Duke University Press & Duke Libraries, care of Kimberly Steinle: For immediate release: Nov. 8, 2006 CONTACT: Mandy Dailey-Berman (Duke University Press, Journals Publicity Coordinator)firstname.lastname@example.org DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS, DUKE LIBRARIES TO SUPPORT LONG-TERM STRATEGIES FOR PRESERVING ELECTRONIC SCHOLARLY JOURNAL CONTENT DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University Press and Duke University Libraries will be […]
Something else I found while looking at the past posts on Andy’s website: What Democrats will Do In Their First 100 Hours in Congress. To paraphrase, they say they would: · Put new rules in place to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation."· Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of […]
For today’s most instructive Quotes of Note, I refer you to the Treasurer of the DNC. Yes, I can speak more plainly that this, but I think the point is well made. Vote tomorrow for something completely different. You’ll be glad you did.
First, read Bill Moyers. By now you know that I think it’s worth the time to listen to Moyers read a lunch menu out loud, but read him anyway. Read him again over the weekend. Then vote on Tuesday.
I haven’t been around much the past few days. There are a few reasons for that. We’re starting to bind journals again for the first time in months. I’ve taken over a number of knowledge management duties for the library that are forcing all of the librarians here to rethink their work flow models. I’m […]