City of Lincoln evicts Little Free Library from right of way

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:22

The City of Lincoln has evicted a Little Free Library from its location near a church in the Indian Village neighborhood, saying the library box can't sit in a public right of way.

The city gave the group and the church, New Visions Community-Southminster site, until Thursday to move the box onto private property or face fines that could hit $500.

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Parade float sparks political firestorm

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:58

A parade float that rolled down the streets of Norfolk, Neb., on Friday is drawing national attention and statewide debate.

The float featured a wooden outhouse labeled 'Obama Presidential Library', next to an upright figure in overalls.

Parade organizers said the float was one of the most popular in the show and received an honorable mention award.

Story at Nebraska local news station:…

Another Q&A App Launches. U Jelly?

Submitted by John on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:59

Jelly is a new app that lets you share pictures of objects you cannot identify. People you know are then asked to identify the objects for you. Is this an inefficient, narcissism-enabling way of obtaining information, or yet another revolutionary killer app? At what point should your library get on board?

Peter Scott, Creator of Hytel-net and Publishers Catalogs, Dead at 66

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 13:47

According to a posting by family members on Peter's facebook page, Peter died calmly in his sleep at St. Paul's Hospital, Palliative Care Unit in Saskatoon on December 30.

He was an important figure in information and library science, beloved by many.

Here are some biographical bits: