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What do you think the future of libraries will be?

Here’s the original. I have been pondering this question ever since I finished reading Michael Buckland’s “Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto.” What kind of improvements could be made on current library services? What new services could be added based on … Continue reading

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Copyright-free photos for my blogger friends

This is another #hyperlib blog post from here. If you just want instructions and links for finding photos you can use for your class blog, skip down to the end. If you want to hear me discuss copyright, creative commons, … Continue reading

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The Most Polite Cease-and-Desist Letter Ever

I’m going to be dual-posting here and on my brand new class blog as an effort to restart this blog. This post therefore can also be found here. Mashable reported a story about how Jack Daniels sent an author the … Continue reading

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Florida trumps Chicago

  Yes. See above picture. Florida trumps Chicago. At least in the winter. I’m glad that Chicago doesn’t get hurricanes, and we’re a little too far off the map of where the remnants of hurricanes will go, so we avoid … Continue reading

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SOPA/PIPA roundup

So, the mass internet protest yesterday (which is only a tiny, tiny fraction of the Internets) was influential enough that a bunch of people were mad about Reddit, Wikipedia, and the Oatmeal were down that they wrote their senators and … Continue reading

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Cute Videos of the Week

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvwShQQdDF8   Okay. I admit it. I’m like your favorite aunt who forwards the cute videos everyone has already seen. I just hope you haven’t seen it yet. And you should. They’re kyoot.

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Every. Presentation. EVER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHFNJnDPYY In lighter news–have you been at a presentation like this before? I have. It sucks. If you absolutely MUST have a slideshow, like say, you’re giving a presentation about works of art, use it just to show the works … Continue reading

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The Day the LOLCats Died

  I can’t say whether he’s a good singer or not (’cause, ya know, I’m kinda sorta deaf…) but thank God for the captioning because then I can say that I rather like the lyrics.

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The ALA is supporting the Internet blackout today

The ALA is supportive of the Internet Blackout protest–I’m proud to say that I’m a member of this organization. I understand the need to protect copyright interests, but you know what? Copyright laws were created to help facilitate the flow … Continue reading

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Rep. Smith Goes to Jail and Extraditing people who break U.S. Copyright laws

So, it’s not a good day for the freedom of information. First, Vice figured out that Rep. Lamar Smith, who created SOPA, could easily go to jail if his law passes. You see,  Rep. Smith broke copyright law. Creative Commons … Continue reading

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