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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

Spider-Man Faces Being Banned In Nebraska Public School

Follow-up blog entry at Comicbook.com to this story.

After watching the news story on Omaha’s KETV Channel 7 website, I did some research into the title of the book, since it’s never mentioned but the cover appears on air. The graphic novel is Spider-man Volume 2: Revelations. Written by J. Michael Straczynski, with luscious curves provided by John Romita, Jr., Revelations was published in 2002 in hardback. Both Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and the Marvel Comics website do not list the book as having been published within the last 6 years, so I don’t know why the book was reported as being new, other than the fact that it was apparently new to that library’s collection.

Now here’s where the school district might have dropped the ball in a big time way. On the copies I have been able to find, the book says in big white letters “Rated PG, Ages 12+.” This book would have been fine in middle or high school, just not in the hands of a 6-year old! Whoever reviewed this book didn’t do their job. Mrs. Svendsen has a right to complain.

Full blog entry here.

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Oregon State Library Joins BCR's Shelf2Life Program
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2009 LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award winner announced
--- http://liswire.com/node/366/

Spring Series Library Open Solutions Webinars Announced
--- http://liswire.com/node/365/

Four on the Floor: Evergreen Indiana Continues to Grow
--- http://liswire.com/node/364/

Library Partnerships
--- http://liswire.com/node/363/

Queens Library Invites You to Welcome the Shanachies
--- http://liswire.com/node/362/

WIND ENGINEERING 1977-2008 now in one on-line package
--- http://liswire.com/node/361/

Library Card Leads Police to Alleged Thief

Sheboygan police say they were able to track down a theft suspect because he left behind his library card, which he apparently used to try to unlock a tavern door.

Full story here.

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