Archive | 2008

Itineraries – Internet Use Grows at Meetings, as Do Challenges – “Until recently, travelers attending conferences or trade shows had simple Internet needs. They would check e-mail messages and maybe look up information on the Web or connect to the home office.”

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Author of best seller about Dewey the library cat turns the page with new tabby

AP – “Vicki Myron intended to wait a year or two before getting another cat.”

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Why Your Facebook Profile Isn’t Really Yours

Advertising Age – “Facebook has ticked off various constituencies over the years with its various new-product introductions and policies, but recently it has pushed the button of one group that advertisers have learned are a force to be reckoned with: online moms. Specifically, in this case, lactivists — or breast-feeding advocates.”

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D.C. Libraries: Homeless Shelters No More?

Raw Fisher – “Among all the troubles that plague Washington’s libraries, the #1 reason many people steer clear of the places is that they have been permitted to become de facto day centers for the homeless, many of whom find the libraries a convenient and all too welcoming places to get warm, sleep and pass the hours before their next treacherous night on the streets.”

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Advocates for Homeless Object to New D.C. Library Rules

NewsChannel 8 – “Among the changes, they will be removing the X-ray machine at the entrance of the Martin Luther King Jr. branch. Stovall says it can be “disconcerting and intimidating” to visitors. There’s also a ban on sleeping, lying or placing heads on tables and floors. In addition, people can only bring two bags inside, with the largest being carry-on size. Before, people could bring up to three oversized bags.”

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Protestors Try To Block Library Closings In Court, Heckle Mayor

MyFox Philadelphia – “As library advocates went to court to stop Philadelphia from shutting down branches, the mayor delivered some good news to several communities.”

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Report: Information Overload Costs U.S. $900B

InternetNews – “Every year, research firm Basex calculates the cost of information overload and the numbers keep going up by a staggering amount. For 2008, Basex estimates information overload cost the U.S. economy $900 billion in lost productivity. For 2006, that figure was $588 billion.”

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Tony Hillerman Library

a set on Flickr

From the Mayor of Albuquerque, who has a Flickr account.

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Dylan Quote 3

Dylan Quote 3

Originally uploaded by kissthesun

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Librarian’s New Year’s resolution: Find missing books

The Daily Herald – “Maury County Reference Librarian Adam Southern may need to use some tips from the detective books in the Maury County Library if he is to keep his New Year’s resolution.”

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