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Sex Monster Looks for 'Easy Targets' in Library

I don't know what to say. Just read the article and you won't know what to say either. Sex Monster Looks for 'Easy Targets' in Library.

Library and Archives Canada restricts access for music encyclopedia workers

Researchers working for the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (EMC) have had their open access to Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa revoked due to security concerns.

Those working for EMC have had an office in the library's building in downtown Ottawa since the encyclopedia project began 30 years ago.

EMC editor in chief James Marsh told the newspaper that his staff are not a security risk: "I told [the archives] … I'll gladly submit my people to the RCMP."

Marsh says things were going well until archives head, historian Ian Wilson, was replaced three weeks ago by Daniel Caron, a civil servant.

More from the CBC and the Globe and Mai.

President Obama Requests $265,556,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

From the press release at IMLS:

"Washington, DC—President Obama has requested $265,556,000 for fiscal year 2010 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The request, which was transmitted to Congress today, represents an increase of $1,453,000 over the FY 2009 enacted level for the Institute’s programs and administration. The proposed budget will support museums and libraries as they provide unparalleled value to the public, fuel knowledge sharing, and energize our economy, creativity, and competitiveness.

'We are pleased to have President Obama’s support for the nation’s museums and libraries,' said Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of IMLS. 'With this proposed budget, IMLS looks forward to continued support of these institutions as they connect people to information and ideas.'

The President requested $213,240,000 for the nation’s 123,000 libraries.

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Court flunks high schoolers' appeal on plagiarism database

"Can plagiarism-busting website TurnItIn.com archive complete student papers for use in its detection database? Four high school students claimed copyright infringement, but a federal appeals court says it's just fair use."

Full article here.

Personal aside: My brother is a professor at a local college in the area. He finds this sort of funny business in student's papers at least once every school year. While some of it is easy to find (font, font size, and spacing change throughout the paper), he relies on search engines to check out phrases that seem out of place based on the student's writing. Services like TurnItIn are a valuable resource for educators.

Thai Library blog in this week#5 (22-28 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 22-28 March 2009

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23 March 2009 - Photo from Commart Thailand 2009

21 March, I went to the Commart Thailand.
I take my pretty photo inside commart to promote this event.
Please comment my photo at this blog

You can read detail - Photo from Commart Thailand 2009

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23 March 2009 - Copy Idea is not power

Some blog in thailand is copy me.
They don't credit to me. I will blame to thier blog.
I used to say "Sharing Knowledge is power"
and I think "Copy Idea is not power" -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#2 (2-7 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 2-7 March 2009

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2 March 2009 - Thai library talk by english language in sunday

Since 1 March 2009, I will write summary my blog by english language.
My purpose in this case...practice english and simple to read for other countries.
I want to exchange library informaion in Thailand to the world.

You can read detail - Thai library talk by english language in sunday

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3 March 2009 - My busy work in this week

In this week, Many story about my work have problem.
I serious about it. Some case is fault for me.
I want to say everyone. I serious and I sorry about it. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#4 (15-21 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 15-21 March 2009

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15 March 2009 - lack of librarian in Thailand

Thaipost (Thailand newspaper) report about lack of librarian in Thailand.
I think some topic in this news wrong...I wrote this blog for suggest addition information.
Many blogger comment this topic very more.....you can suggest about it too.

You can read detail - lack of librarian in Thailand

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16 March 2009 - Clip baby librarian (so cute)

When I entered the website youtube...I found many interesting clip.
Today I search "librarian" into search tool. I found the cute librarian.
I presented this clip to everyone...cause it's so cute. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#3 (8-14 March 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 8-14 March 2009

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8 March 2009 - Library in the Facebook

I explain about library in facebook.
They have information, search, photo, video etc. about their library.
In this case, I suggest it to thai library for develop library service.

You can read detail - Library in the Facebook

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9 March 2009 - Librarian go to thailand book fair 2009

In this month, Many event happen in Bangkok.
Such as Commart Thailand, Thailand book fair, Bangkok motorshow.
Thus I want suggest about Thailand book fair for Librarian. -- Read More

Thai Library blog in this week#1 (23-28 February 2009)

Summary projectlib blog in 23-28 February 2009

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23 February 2009 - Introduction about THINK camp.

I wrote about Thinkcamp (THai INtegrated Knowledge camp).
Thinkcamp is unconference everyone talk about thai website and promote blog.
This event Same "Barcamp" and "Pecha Kucha". Unconference and limit the time.

You can read detail - Introduction about THINK camp

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24 February 2009 - Introduction about ICS (Information and Communication Science)

In Thailand, LIS in education is not update.
After I listen to the IFLA seminar 'From LIS to ICS, a Curriculum Reform'
I interest that course. So I wrote it for LIS education in Thailand. -- Read More

2 killed as truck collides with cars, slams into bookstore

A car-hauling truck collided with several vehicles Wednesday night before slamming into a bookstore in La Cañada Flintridge, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said they have reports of two fatalities and several injuries.

More here

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