Hi. So I’ve decided I’m a bit miffed at the New York Times for using part of my Technically Legal Signs page without asking for permission and without proper citation. Is it asinine to get hung up on proper citation? I have written to the Times and to the original author, and have yet to hear back. I will keep you posted. Also, I am aware that the Slow-Mo Library Crawl is somewhat stagnant. I will be working on that.
Multnomah County’s new head librarian will finally get the full salary that was offered to her, though some of it will come out of the County’s risk mangement fun. The Oregonian gets a bit tongue in cheek about it all
I have been reading a book called The Book on the Book Shelf which is not a history of books, or libraries, but a history of shelving. As many of you likely know, books used to be so precious and so rare that they were only allowed to be used if they were permanently chained to their shelves and by extension, their desks.
ALA Council has been discussing the new RFID sensation that’s been sweeping the nation. San Francisco Public may want to put tracking devices into their books to assist in checkout, book location and security. The EFF, among others, are a bit skeptical. Wal-Mart may have changed their mind about RFID… will libraries?[thanks john]
John Hubbard, that “library link of the day guy” says a few words over at Ex Libris.