links about some good and bad things in libraryland

First off, I’d like to point out this question from Ask MetaFilter which asks the age old question “I am trying to automate my small school/church/club library. What software should I use?” I gave a few answers, as did a few other people, but the short answer is “There’s no good tool for this” as near as I can tell. Please let me know if I’m wrong.

A few more links people sent me over the last week or so.

blog for the fans of Toronto Public Library

I went to the library, briefly, when I was in Toronto for Superconference. I was mildly surprised that they didn’t have wireless, but I enjoyed messing about in the stacks. Now Joe Clark has started a blog for Fans of Toronto Public Library with insider tips on how to use the library as well as an estimate of just how much money he saves going to the library instead of purchasing books from Amazon. Admit it, you love the library.