Dr. Ronnie Fernandez has a blog focusing on
social and political commentary about “race”, ethnicity, immigration, sociology and social change
Check it out at
I saw this post on LISNews. A fine choice indeed.
‘Guybrarians’ – An Overdue Phenomenon at Many Libraries, and a Fine Career Choice by Bibliofuture
Perhaps no one portrayed a stereotypical librarian better than actress Shirley Jones in the 1962 movie, “The Music Man.” Her character, Marian Paroo, was the town’s conservative, unmarried, bespectacled and [...]
Defective by design is a group opposed to digital rights management (DRM) software. They have published an open letter to ask public libraries to stop using DRM.
I would urge you all to look at this letter and consider possible future implications for the library world.
The Chronicle has a reference to a great post on the OED blog:
Publisher Compares Wikipedia to Oxford English Dictionary by Catherine Rampell
Over at the Oxford University Press’s blog, OUP publisher Niko Pfund paid Wikipedia the ultimate compliment: It’s like the Oxford English Dictionary.
An excerpt from his comments:
“I’m actually increasingly [...]
Today is my first day back in the library after attending (and presenting at) the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, VA. The weather was well, crap, but at least we had plenty to keep us engaged during the very eventful 3-day conference. As promised to many of you great folks who were hanging with [...]
Steven and I have been having a wonderful flame war on the library list that I thought could work much better on the blog so here goes.
From: Bernstein, Steven (Library) Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 9:59 AM To: Library Subject: Overvaluing the Virtual
The following letter to the editor appeared in this [...]
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