About LISNews

LISNews is a collaborative weblog [aka blog] devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science. A dedicated team of international bloggers scour the World Wide Web to find stories they find interesting. You'll find links to news stories and Web sites, along with original writing, interviews and reviews. LISNews is updated frequently, usually 7 days a week. We are a non-commercial site, supported by our users.

LISNews was originally conceived and created by Me [Blake Carver] on November, 2 1999. I was assisted by fellow librarian Steve Galbraith, and programmer Nabeal Ahmed. I post many of the stories and keep the site going in my spare time. I have an MLS and work as a librarian in Western NY State. I do the best I can to be accurate, fair and balanced, but I am human and do have certain biases that can shine through from time to time. Of course, I can't say the same for the other authors, and they are encouraged to post what they feel is appropriate. Since LISNews is open and collaborative, the diversity of our authors can bring a wide range of view points to the site each and every day.

LISNews is an open community of folks who are interested in keeping each other informed on the news of the day. The strength of LISNews lies with you, the reader. When you find a story that interests you, chances are it'll interest others as well. Let us know! LISNews is the place to share what you find interesting with others around the world. If you take the time to submit a story, feature, editorial, or any other work you personally took the time to write, it remains in every way yours. LISNews retains no control over any work submitted for posting. You may have it removed from the site at anytime for any reason. The comments you see left on stories are not normally edited or removed.

I take no responsibility for any work submitted. Original work submitted may or may not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the LISNews team, so if you don't like something you see here, don't take it out on me or the site, take it out on the person who wrote it. I reserve the right to remove any work at any time for any reason. Since LISNews is a part time project, anything that causes me trouble will be deleted.

Disclaimer-- (a) This site contains links to external sites. We are not responsible for and have no control over the content of such sites. Since these links are from other news sites, you can expect that many of the links are going to be 404. Local news goes 404 especially fast. (b) Information on this site, or available via hypertext link from this site, is made available without responsibility on the part of LISNews, or anyone else. LISNews, and all associates, disclaim all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from this site. This should never be considered a good source for reliable news. In theory, all comments are owned by the people who posted them. This is a public forum, and consequently, neither LISNews.com, nor the fine people who run the site, can be held responsible for what is written. In reality your words are on my server, and I will take them down when I think I must. We do not edit or censor comments in any way. The images, and trademarked names are all used under the Fair Use provision of copyright law. This means that we can use this stuff, since we're providing news, parody, or reviews of copyrighted material. This doesn't mean we think we own it. We not are liable for anything that happens here. We do our best to keep it civil, but it's a free country (US) and a freesite. You get what you pay for, and since only one person is paying for this (Me) you get nothing!