Typically I would bypass Digg and link you directly to the story but in this situation, Digg is part of the story. Turns out that one library has decided to switch to Linux now that support for Windows98 is gone and had heard about Ubuntu Linux on Digg. What suprises some Digg users is that librarians read digg. Check out both the story (assuming you can get the link to work due to the Digg effect,) but also check out the Digg comments. (On person even linked to Jessamyn’s video on YouTube.) Let’s all defend ourselves.
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Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year. View all posts by Michael Sauers