There was a good article about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Paul Assange, by Raffi Khatchadourian, in the June 7 issue of the New Yorker.
Category: July 2010
If Library Juice Press were to set up a symposium for reflections on Jesse Shera’s 1972 book Foundations of Education for Librarianship, who would you like to see participating? The end product would be a published book. Please comment if you have any ideas concerning this.
As technology is more and more the means of surveillance and control and not just information access and interaction, the role of the Hacker has become central to new scenarios of freedom and rebellion. That’s why I’ve always loved 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. I recently saw the Spring 2010 issue and was glad to see … Read more 2600 piece on the Voyager ILS
There is a podcast interview with Alana Kumbier on the ACRL Residency Interest Group blog, as a part of their “Newbie Dispatches” podcast series. Alana is co-editor, with Emily Drabinski and Maria Accardi, of the Library Juice Press title Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods. She finished her Ph.D. in comparative studies last year from … Read more Podcast Interview with Alana Kumbier
New Book: Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age
Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age Authors: Michael Bugeja and Daniela Dimitrova Price: $18.00 Published: Summer 2010 ISBN: 978-1-936117-14-7 Printed on acid-free paper A decade ago, most research was done in the library rather than through its Web site, and scholars, editors, graduate directors and librarians … Read more New Book: Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age
There’s a good interview with Library Juice Press author and series editor Emily Drabinski by Julia West in The Desk Set blog. Emily is co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods and series editor for Library Juice Press, with the Series on Gender and Sexuality in Librarianship.
Just a quick link without comment to an IF issue that I think deserves the ALA establishment’s attention. Rowland Keshena of the Speed of Dreams blog has posted an item about Facebook’s recent actions shutting down Left-oriented groups and freezing their group administrators’ accounts: “Cataloging Political Repression on Facebook.” Some of the groups that have … Read more Facebook Intellectual Freedom Issue (Political Repression)
I’d like customers to know that books from Library Juice Press are printed by a company with “Chain of Custody” certifications aimed ensuring sustainable practices in paper production. The certifications come from The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™), and The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Forest Stewardship Council™ … Read more Sustainability at Library Juice Press
John Miedema, author of Slow Reading, was interviewed for the Italian newspaper, Europa. The interview is in Italian, but John has provided a rough translation.
I am working on a list of quirky libraries. The criteria are as follows: Exists for a quirky, artistic, or demonstrative purpose – in other words, not a normal library intended mainly for study, even if it is about a quirky topic (like medical history) Not too serious or ambitious in intention or realization If … Read more Help me compile a list of quirky libraries
Malcolm Jones has an article in Newsweek’s online version (June 23) titled, “Slow Reading: An Antidote for a Fast World?” John Miedema’s book Slow Reading is hotlinked and the author quoted. This is the biggest press event for one of our books so far. John’s work seems to be having an impact. [Note added later: … Read more Slow Reading in Newsweek