Announcements

Librarian's Book Club Selects Reading for June

Troy Johnson writes "The current book selections for the Librarian's Book Club are Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure : Access to Information in the Networked World. Additional details available at librariansbookclub.org "

eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the www

k paulson writes "eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the world wide web to develop eBook Library

eBooks Corporation moves a step closer to achieving its goal of “Any book, anywhere”

Los Angeles, May 29th 2003

At Book Expo America today, eBooks Corporation announced that it is collaborating with leading international university and research libraries to develop an ebook lending platform. Ebook Library or ‘EBL’ is scheduled for release in select university and research libraries in September 2003 and will be officially launched in January 2004. -- Read More

Alternative News for Progressive WV Librarians

Steve Fesenmaier wishes to announce:

"We have created a new list that is entitled: the ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST, or 'Alternative News for Progressive WV Librarians'.

The ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST is an open list providing an alternative for WV librarians who wish to stay abreast of events, issues, problems, opportunities and happenings in and around library life. Topics other than libraries will be discussed occasionally as members are encouraged to post
anything they want to share with their colleagues.

List etiquette is expected. Flaming is not tolerated. The list is designed to be used as a forum for free expression and constructive discussion.

Everyone's opinions will be respected. The list moderator reserves the right to remove anyone who abuses the list without prior warning. If you are interested in joining, you can subscribe yourself with the following instructions...." [for full instructions, see "Read Some More..." below.]

To join the list, go here. -- Read More

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 3:7 (June 2003)

A new issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is now available: 3:7 (June 2003) (in PDF, as usual).
This 20-page issue includes:
* First Have Something to Say (chapter 1)
* Copyright Perspective: Super-DMCA
* Bibs & Blather
* Feedback: Your Insights
* Copyright Currents
* The Library Stuff - seven items
* Trends & Quick Takes - seven items
* Ebooks, Etext, & Print-on-Demand
* The Good Stuff - six items

There will not be another issue before ALA Annual. There\'s now an RSS Feed for the Cites front
page, courtesy of Steven Cohen.

Hot Picks @ your library calendar

Christine Sheppard writes "The Library Association of Alberta (LAA) has announced the publication of Hot Picks @ your library, a calendar designed to change the image of librarians - one month at a time!

Hot Picks @your library is a fund-raiser for the Library Association of Alberta and can be purchased for $15.00 from the Association’s website www.laa.ab.ca or from the Library Association of Alberta office. -- Read More

Law and Technology News

Sabrina i. Pacifici writes "beSpacific.com Law and technology news, updated weekdays, is now available on the
main page of LLRX.com. Daily current awareness monitoring of issues that include privacy, Patriot Act and libraries, copyright and fair use, search engine news, knowledge management, and freedom of information.
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New Online Database: AgeSource Worldwide

Charlotte Nusberg writes "I would like to call your attention to AgeSource Worldwide, a new online database produced by AARP and is searchable free of charge by going to: The AARP

AgeSource Worldwide describes clearinghouses, databases, libraries, directories, statistical resources, bibliographies and reading lists, texts, and Web “metasites” focused on aging or closely allied subjects. The topics covered range from Alzheimer's disease to wills and estate planning. AgeSource Worldwide includes more than 200 information resources in 24 countries—with 133 based in the United States alone. Most of the information resources are located in North America and Europe. "

September 11, 2001- Libraries Remember

Libraries Remember: On September 10 this year, the Bensenville Community Public Library District will close at 9:00 p.m. as usual. But then, at midnight, they will re-open, and will remain open for the 24 hours of September 11.


They invite the libraries of the United States to join them. They propose that libraries of every type, every size, and in every state, for those 24 hours, do business as usual: facilitate communication, foster citizenship, promote understanding, guarantee freedom of access to information, and above all on that particular day, stand with doors open wide as a remarkable symbol of our freedom.

Koha ILS a finalist for Trophees du Libre award

Pat Eyler writes "Koha, a free software ILS, has been selected as a finalist for a Trophees du Libre award. A press release is available at:
LinuxPR.com "

You really need to try KOHA or any of the other Open Source Systems For Libraries.

LOC webcast: anarchists in the library

As part of the Library of Congress\' Luminary Lectures series on librarianship, author/scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan will present The Anarchist in the Library: The Moral Panics over Copyright and Free Speech
on Friday May 9th from 10:30-12:00 EST:

Peer-to-peer networks have existed as long as gossip and word-of-mouth advertising--but with the rise of electronic communication, they are suddenly coming into their own. and they are drawing the outlines of a battle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of our century, from file-sharing websites like Gnutella to private edits of Star Wars to the neo-Nazi concept of \'leaderless resistance.\' On one side, trying to maintain control of information--and profits--are legislators, judges, cabinet officers, entertainment conglomerates, and multinational corporations. On the other side, trying to liberate information, are educators, computer programmers, civil libertarians, artists, consumers, and dissidents under all sorts of regimes. Vaidhyanathan draws upon examples ranging from ancient religions to open-source software to show how this battle will be one of the defining fault lines of twenty-first-century civilization. His radical and original explanation of the future of information is a warning shot that will mobilize anarchists and controllers alike.

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