Monthly Archives: December 2006

In Case of Zombies, Break Glass

I’m actually on vacation this week but I also turned 40 a couple of days ago. Two birthday presents stood out, when my brother and sister-in-law presented me with copies of the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, both by Max Brooks (aka, Max, son of Mel.) […]

EPA Library Closures Could Threaten Public Health

E.P.A. Library Closures Could Threaten Public Health By Leslie Burger, AlterNetPosted on December 14, 2006, Printed on December 14, 2006 http://www.alternet.org/story/45494/ This piece originally ran in the New York Times. If you needed to find out how much pollution an industrial plant in your neighborhood was spewing, or what toxic chemicals were in a local […]

Where No Man Has Gone before

The folks over at the Electronic Ephemera blog were kind enough to link to yesterday’s post about the closing of 6 federal libraries, so I figured I’d return the favor by linking to the niftyest Star Trek map I’ve seen online in a while: Where No Man Has Gone Before. Enjoy!

LA Times: Closure of 6 Federal Libraries Angers Scientists

Closure of 6 federal libraries angers scientists Cost-cutting moves at the EPA and elsewhere deny researchers and the public access to vital data, critics say. By Tim Reiterman Times Staff Writer December 8, 2006The NASA library in Greenbelt, Md., was part of John C. Mather’s daily routine for years leading up to the astrophysicist’s sharing […]

Sexual Abstinence and MeSH

There does not appear to be a MeSH heading for "Abstinence Education."  I’m not sure how I feel about this, seeing as how I seriously disagree with the need to catalog anything with that subject heading. But on the other hand, I do have to catalog something like that, so I’m conflicted. This is a […]

EPA Libraries and Public Access

This article comes out of of today’s edition of the Christian Science Monitor: As EPA Libraries go Digital, Public Access SuffersBy Mark Clayton For a new Democratic Congress facing big environmental issues from global warming to dwindling fisheries, the first step may be keeping the nation’s top environmental libraries from closing – and saving their […]