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in the words of the great George Takei: Oh My! 

I have a fondness for outer space and astro physics. This came as a surprise to me as much as it might to anyone else because I'm "a humanities person." I majored in English, and even when attempting to get a masters in science, it was in what most describe as a "soft science". As …

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As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices – Publishing – The Chronicle of Higher Education 

As Journal Boycott Grows, Elsevier Defends Its Practices - Publishing - The Chronicle of Higher Education. I can't believe I didn't see this earlier, but apparently 1800 people have signed a boycott of Elsevier. Here is The Cost of Knowledge where this boycott lives. They have a three point argument directly aimed at Elsevier: They …

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SOPA: Tumblr BlacksOut and gives you the opportunity to do so as well. 

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WebComics blackout for SOPA 

The Oatmeal and XKCD have blacked out to protest SOPA/PIPA. be warned, there's a weird part with a goat and a koala in the .gif. (more…)

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SOPA Blackout: Minecraft joins, Reddit keeps people informed, McSweeney’s provides facts 

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ScreenShots from the SOPABlackout 

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Where Did the Internet Go? – StopSOPA Blackout January 18th 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Julia Martin.

Tomorrow a major action against SOPA and PIPA will be happening all over the internet. This continues a long standing fight against internet censorship. Blackout your own site (read this first) Who is participating in the blackout: (click through for official statement) Reddit: They led the charge with the blackout Wikipedia: so dust off your …

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The Library by Kimya Dawson 

Unsurprisingly I love this song. It's complete magic on it's face and pretty much how it felt every time I've gone into a library. But it's also a really lovely thing to hear in a world where libraries are constantly trying to prove their value to their patrons, well HECK, when your patrons are writing …

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Stop #SOPA: call your Senator 

use this handy widget to call your senators. *UPDATE*: for whatever reason the widget won't embed (investigation is underway) follow THIS LINK to access the widget courtesy of boing Boing

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Jeffrey Rosen: Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era : NPR 

Jeffrey Rosen: Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era : NPR. I'm listening to this on NPR right now and MAN is it interesting.

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stop #SOPA 

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Mess with a librarian, and you get the horn rimmed glasses: Occupy Wall Street 

I was a supporter of the Occupy Wall St. movement from pretty early on. I was relieved that we were finally saying in public, what we had been mumbling about over beers, in our kitchens and while attempting to track down and pay the people who'd recently bought our student loan debt. When I heard …

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ReOccupy Writers Stand in Solidarity with OWS Tonight at 6:00 | Occupy Wall Street Library 

ReOccupy Writers Stand in Solidarity with OWS Tonight at 6:00 | Occupy Wall Street Library. Update to the OWS Library: Tonight at 6pm stand in solidarity!

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UPDATED: EMOTIONAL NIGHT IN LIBERTY SQUARE | Occupy Wall Street Library 

EMOTIONAL NIGHT IN LIBERTY SQUARE | Occupy Wall Street Library. The Occupy Wall St. settlement in Zucotti park was raided by the NYPD in a surprise move at 1am. The legal team working for OWS has obtained a restraining order temporarily preventing the city from keeping them out of the park. they can return to …

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ASIST 2011: Day One: Blogging for User Needs « ASIS&T Metro NY 

ASIST 2011: Day One: Blogging for User Needs « ASIS&T Metro NY. a delayed sharing of my  coverage of ASIST

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Teachers College Library Staff. Technical Processing. (ca. 1965) (1965) 

I've been looking through some of the Historical Photos and have come across a series of Library and Librarian pictures which I am labeling "The Way We Were . . . " I hope you enjoy.

Teachers College Library Staff. Technical Processing. (ca. 1965) (1965), by Photographer: Unknown Dimensions: 10" wide x 8.5" high Technique Medium Material: Photograph on fiber based paper Color: Black and white Subject Matter: Faculty and staff group pictures Russell Hall Source Provenance: Part of the Teachers College Archive Photograph Collection Notes: This is the original and …

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“Useful Printable Information” about Schizophrenia 

A friend of mine, knowing of my interest in information access for the mental health community, sent me this cool resource from The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society.

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The Floating University teams up with NYPL 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Julia Martin.

The New York Public Library has teamed up with The Floating University to provide NYPL patrons access to The Floating University's inaugural course "Great Big Ideas". People not affiliated with the New York Public Library can gain access to these interesting courses for $495. That may not be an affordable price for everyone, but considering …

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Happy Anniversary Harvey Milk! 

Not only does this great american share my birthday, he ALSO graduated from my Alma Mater, The University at Albany. Today is the anniversary of his election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The entire oscar winning documentary about his life The Times of Harvey Milk is available on youtube, and is embedded …

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