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David Englin Speaks

This is not strictly a matter for librarians (not all of them anyway), but in the spirit of Presidents’ Day, here’s a recent speech delivered on the floor of the Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates by David Englin (D-45). He quotes President Washington, whose birthday we celebrate today; and nothing in his speech, I […]

In The News

And now, a bunch of pretty decent links: This week’s favorite line from Techsploitation Chick: "The[rehashed dot.com companies such as] Zupits suck up funding, while true visionaries innovate for free."  Not a bad thing to keep in mind in this age of big companies who want us to use their metadata in ways they determine […]

Katrina News Source Update

This is from the NYAM Info Notes blog: NIEHS Launches Website with global info system for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina     U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesNATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHNIH NewsNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)http://www.niehs.nih.gov/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 9, 2005CONTACT: Christine Bruske, 919-541-3665, rmackar@niehs.nih.govNIEHS LAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH GLOBAL […]

N'Awlins vs. Katrina

There’s already tons of material available on the web regarding  New Orleans vs. Katrina, so I won’t post it here.  Except for a few choice tidbits that I found: SciGuy’s science blog had these immortal (and not a littl creepy considering how things turned out) words from Mark Twain words about Men Vs. The Mississippi […]

House Blocks a Provision for Patriot Act Inquiries

The U.S. House of Representatives appears to have done something positive this year. (Librarians, celebrate!) Now to see what the Senate (which is much less devoted to privacy and liberty these days) does with the bill. The full story from the NY Times is behind the link. I’m going over my notes from the NYLink […]

For History Buffs and Researchers

Military Personnel RecordsSource: National Archives and Records Administration Opening of Military Personnel Records and Archival Research Room "Opening the Door" to the National Archives in St. Louis "At 11 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2005, the National Archives National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis will formally open the records of Charles Lindbergh, President […]

Librarian Stands Up to FBI

Librarian Stands up to FBI I’m not going to comment on this. I don’t think I need to comment, except to quote: "I really didn’t realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. They are subversive. You think they are just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They’re, like, plotting […]

Civil Liberties and Google Scholar

I know I promised to post a bunch of stuff on the Civil Liberties workshop run by METRO and Brooklyn College, and I will. Tomorrow. But it’s also MLA in San Antonio, Texas this week, which means that my bosses are all out of the office, which leaves me in charge of the Tech Services […]

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 […]