Education alliance urges Congress to support dedicated school library funding

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support for “a coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations and media groups―including Scholastic Inc., ESCO Information Services and the Association of American Publishers” which has just sent a letter to the [...]

SOPA not dead yet – keep fighting!

By Chris Meadows
January 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

Lest we thought that SOPA was dead and buried, a couple of further developments today have shown that hope is premature. Bill sponsor Lamar Smith is moving ahead with plans to continue marking the bill up and bring it back to the House agenda in February. The DNS blocking provision will be removed [...]

Scribd self-censors to stop SOPA

By Chris Meadows
December 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Wikipedia isn’t the only site considering a public demonstration of the evils of SOPA. Scribd has gone ahead and done it. Scribd has added a script to its page that blanks out documents word by word before users’ eyes, followed by a pop-up explaining what’s happening and why we should all be [...]

Should Congress and the Internet understand each other better?

By Chris Meadows
December 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

An interesting triad of articles has appeared over the last few days, talking about Congress’s deliberations over SOPA. The article that started it all, by musician and blogger Joshua Kopstein, puts into its title a sentiment with which a lot of people on the Internet can readily agree: “Dear [...]

Electronic device use coming to House of Representatives

By Chris Meadows
December 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

In a follow-up to a story I mentioned several days ago, the New York Times has coverage of the new rules propositions for allowing electronic device use on the House floor. It seem these propositions will just formalize the way that people have already been using their devices—rules or not, [...]

U.S. Representatives seek permission to use iPads on House floor

By Chris Meadows
December 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

A few days ago I mentioned the uses that a couple of Supreme Court Justices were making of e-readers or iPads. It turns out that this is not the only place in government where the electronic devices might be used—but some existing rules of conduct might have to be cleared out of the way first. [...]

Looking for a title? (Library Guides Series: Searching)

By Tony Bandy
April 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

For all the effort publishers, reviewers and writers put on the latest best-selling novel, the facts remain that many of us read about (and want) lots of other non-fiction topics.  From history to gardening and even science, there’s a whole world to discover and download to our e-reader of [...]

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