At the Ref Desk (1/18/17): (Question of the Day) 'Call number? Does that mean you have to call someone to get the book?' Um, maybe 100 years ago. [more...]
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LibSite.org to Be Featured in ProQuest Publication

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 10/2/07 (6:02pm)

LibSite.org I just got word from Tina at ProQuest that they're going to use LibSite.org in one of their training publications as "a good example of library-related website design".

Needless to say, I was delighted to hear the news and look forward to receiving a copy of the final product!

Do Banned Books Matter?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/29/07 (8:13pm)

bbwweb100x100_2007.gifToday is the first day of Banned Books Week. There are hundreds if not thousands of events happening throughout the nation.

New 'CensorFree' Option Now Offered by Telcos

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/29/07 (12:41pm)

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[Spoof based on the latest attempts at censorship by telco giants AT&T & Verizon]

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Chicago Cubs Win Central Division

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/29/07 (11:30am)

Cubs LogoTalk about baggage! The Chicago Cubs "clinch" the Central Division and the Sun-Times has to remind us of the following unhappy legacy:

...[P]layers insisted this is only the beginning of their quest to end 98 years of empty and heartbreaking Octobers.

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Current Cites for September 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 9/28/07 (10:03pm)

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Current Cites for September 2007 is out! You can find the issue here...

OneWebDay at UIC

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 9/23/07 (11:41am)

Students and Staff at UIC talk about what the Web means to them. The clip contains excerpts of 17 interviews taken over a series of days in observance of OneWebDay 2007.

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Internet Hell

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/22/07 (11:30pm)

Courtesy of Susan Crawford:

Non-neutrality ... serves the interests of those who would like (more generally) to see the internet morphed into something much more akin to the current wireless model here in the US: a fully-monetized network, permitting use of particular applications that share their revenues with the network access provider. (This network would not be the same thing as the internet.)

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OneWebDay - Videotaping at UIC (Day 2)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 9/21/07 (2:32pm)
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Again a fine day at UIC. I got lots of great input.

It'll be a challenge to put it together for a 10 minute clip.

One way or the other, it'll be on YouTube.com with the tags 'onewebday2007' and 'UIC'.

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OneWebDay - Videotaping at UIC (Day 1)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/19/07 (3:21pm)
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First day of videotaping at UIC. Even the weather cooperated! See ya tomorrow (11a-2:30p)

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Google Reader Supports Search

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/19/07 (12:18am)
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Wow, I just noticed the search box on top of my Google Reader window. All I can say is finally!

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