• Libraries

    MARC records from the publisher?

    by  • December 15, 2014 • Libraries • 0 Comments

    A catalog record of this book is available

    I read copyright pages. (Don’t ask.) As a result, sometimes I read suprising things. Here’s something I found last night: Well, that’s interesting… A normal wouldn’t need a cataloging record, and I’m guessing a cataloger, even if they noticed this, would already know they can get a record from OCLC. Though, I guess I...

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    Why Librarians Are Defending Your Right to Watch Porn at the Library

    by  • December 14, 2014 • Libraries, Politics & Law, Tech • 0 Comments

    Library Computers

    The ALA published a rep​ort investigating the use of filters and found they were disproportionately blocking out left-leaning views on issues such as gay marriage and abortion. LGBT community websites were often blocked and identified as “sexual” sites. They also found that low-income individuals are more impacted by filters. If you’re able to afford...

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    Throwback Thuesday: Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs

    by  • October 30, 2014 • Libraries, Tech • 0 Comments

    Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs

    This is an artist’s conception of a proposal to make the card catalog viewable from divisional libraries elsewhere on campus through a closed-circuit TV system. Here are some quotes from “Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs : a feasibility analysis : final report” explaining it. 1. INTRODUCTION On October 2,...

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    Univeristy of Iowa Libraries to digitize 10,000 Science Fiction fanzines

    by  • October 29, 2014 • ebooks, Libraries • 1 Comment

    Havelin Collection

    The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the...

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