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Link roundup, things you might like

When nerds collide – some advice on managing groups of volunteers for one-off library projects I failed to communicate the “why” of this project to the volunteers. Before turning my volunteers loose, I needed to explain the general workflow of … Continue reading

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Why the Library of Congress Is Blocking Wikileaks

I’m not totally comfortable with Library of Congress specifically blocking access to Wikileaks for staff and patrons at the Library of Congress as confirmed on Talking Points Memo. Here is the LoC blog’s response which refers to the same statement … Continue reading

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Copyright is killing sound archiving and fair use isn’t doing so well either

Fair Use poster image by Timothy Vollmer The Library of Congress just released its 181 page report “The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age” talking about the challenges … Continue reading

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Thomas Mann interviewed by Joshua Kitlas

Library student Joshua Kitlas interviewed LoC reference librarian Thomas Mann for one of his classes at Syracuse. I am a Mann Fan, so it was fun to get to read this. “The profession is radically getting dumbed down. There is … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week as seen through its funders’ eyes

More on the Chicago Defender. Here are my old Banned Books Weeks posts: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. I skipped 2005. It’s time for a review of Banned Books Week. This year most of my … Continue reading

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