Check out the coverage and legal filings for the Law Suit between the Occupy Wall Street Library and NYPD .
For the law librarians out there: Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School.
New web meme “What I Really Do” via Mashable. The librarians ‘what I actually do’ can’t be summed up in just one picture.
NYPL has one of the largest image collections in the world. The collection was started in 1915. Material before 1923 has been digitized, along with special items like the Warhol holiday card and a letter from Diego Rivera. Yet Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a cut of $96.4 Million Dollars to NYC Libraries. Collections like these cannot grow and be maintained if public funding for them is under constant threat every year.
SOPA/PIPA has been defeated! Congress didn’t even need to put it to a vote and dropped the bill!
Around here we’ve been talking a lot about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), but how can you support it and your favorite websites? Protest SOPA and support Wikipedia in the internet black out and by contacting your congress-person.
Just want to free yourself from the bonds of the infinite internet? Try Freedom, an app made for Macs and PCs to “lock” yourself out of the internet up to 8 hours.
This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:
- Intern, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound (New York, NY) Apply by 1/13
- Coordinator, Discovery Channel (New York, NY)
- Assistant to the Publisher, Marie Clare Magazine (New York, NY)
Zoe Uffindell of Khaki Films in the UK has made a video called “The Future of Publishing” (the link directs you to Penguin Publishing House explaining the video. You might not like what it has to say at the beginning so watch through the very end. I think it will change your mind about how reach out to learners about books and publishing.
Tell us what you think in the comments.