I was in Texas this past week, again. I was attending possibly my favorite library conference, TXLA. Part of the deal I worked out as a speaker was that I would be registered for the entire conference so that I could go to other panels and talks and events. I did. I also took in a lot of Austin sights, saw a bunch of people, participated in a rally and gave a pretty good talk. My inbox filled up with links for National Library Week while I was away and only paying partial attention to my email. I’ll make another post about the conference specifically, but these are the links that I wanted to pass around, late though they may be.
- Tell HarperCollins: Limited Checkouts on eBooks is Wrong for Libraries – a petition started by Andy Woodworth, with accompanying change.org blog post. I believe that time will show HarperCollins’ decision as misguided, but I see no problem telling them so now either.
- Gary Price let me know that he and his colleague Shirl Kennedy have moved on from Resource Shelf to a few new projects: InfoDocket and FullTextReports
- Remember The Library Guy in Florida, Paul Clark? He was named Florida’s Librarian of the Year. Congrats, Paul.
- Archives.org sent me a link to a nifty little infographic they made about the importance of libraries. Nice looking and informative.