some links I’ve been holding on to


I’m indoors refusing to move more than about four feet from the box fan. I am also attending to the last few emails in my inbox from people who sent me links or things they thought I’d like. Also I got caught up with my RSS feeds fairly quickly and now I feel like I’m reunited with a bunch of people. Not bad. Hi! Here are a few things that are worth passing on.

A few links to kick off 2009

I’ve been working on keeping my inbox pretty well empty which has meant no linkhoarding this week. Here are a few things worth pointing out that I’ve kept around.

remaindered links and a short report

where you put your library fines and how the librarian gets them out

People have been sending me some great links which I’ve been consolidating for a “best of inbox” post here today. This is a rainy Vermont weekend coming up which means indoor projects and I’m waiting for the kitchen floor to dry.

The above image is from the Royalton Library up the road from here. I went there on Wednesday after recording the MetaFilter podcast. The librarian had a patron who had gotten a “free” computer (actually two) and needed help setting it up. I went over with Ubuntu CDs and a cheery frame of mind. That outlook soured somewhat when I learned more about the computers. They were given to this family by the VT Department of Children and Families. They were, I think, donated to them. Neither one worked right — one had no operating system (and a possibly broken CD drive) and one froze intermittently. DCF had given these computers to this family, this family already needing a bit of help, as a way of helping them out. All they wound up doing was giving them a project, a somewhat futile project. The mom and daughter were good natured about it, but I felt totally on the spot — if I fixed the computers, the family would have a computer. I took them home to mess with and I’ll probably just replace them with a working computer from my attic. What a pickle.

On to the links I’ve assembled.

That’s the short list for now, I have a few that are begging for more explication which I’ll be getting to shortly.

linkdump 19sep

Here are all the sites that have been gracing my sidebar blogroll over the past few weeks, for those of you reading via RSS. Previous and future linkdumps can be found using the linkdump tag.
CLNN
DIY Librarian
FreeGovInfo
Infomancy
Jenna
librarian's rant
Mesoj
michael golrick
ScottB
Sirsi VP
Tales from the Liberry
VALISblog

linkdump 27mar

Here are all the sites that have been gracing my sidebar blogroll over the past few weeks, for those of you reading via RSS.

A Wandering Eyre
Dan Green/LibraryMonk
DRMBlog
eLiterate Librarian
fiddling librarian
Inquiring Librarian
IP and Social Justice
libetiquette
Secret Library