past entry 24sep

OCLC’s press release on the whole matter.

Banned Books Week over at Overdue Media.

PATRIOT Watch: Conservatives are really pulling out the stops on this Ashcroft vs Librarians dispute lately.

The unwillingness to keep vagrants out of libraries goes to the fundamental inability of leftist librarians to distinguish between maintaining minimal public standards and creeping fascism. [ thanks robert ]

The Sacramento Bee is doing a special report called Liberty in the Balance about the confusing overlap between civil liberties and national security. There have been two good articles about libraries, one about what present-day CA libraries are doing in the wake of the PATRIOT Act, and one about the Library Awareness Program. [ thanks pete ]

Just in case you want to check out the report I referred to the other day in which many librarians claimed to have been visited by law enforcement, it’s here. [ thanks george ]

Hey, it’s a moblog that seems to be all about pictures of books. [ thanks john ]

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