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January 4, 2011

Submitted by alycia on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:23
  • Part of an article about zombie novels from n+1 magazine.
  • I was going to write that Barbara Fister's "Liberating Knowledge: A Librarian's Manifesto for Change," was the best and most important article that I have read all year about librarianship, but then I remembered that considering it is day 4, that wouldn't be saying much. Anyhow, it's a really crucial piece that captures much of what I feel is broken within libraries today.
    I can't find an electronic copy of the piece, but I emailed Barbara about it since I thought it was odd that such a pointedly critical piece about restrictions to access would be unavailable electronically. If later it is possible, I'll link to it here.
    • The only way the business model can survive is for information to be scarce, an expensive commodity available only to those tho can afford it.
  • Update: Fister very happily helped me locate an electronic copy, and is personally openly archiving her work. Hooray!
  • Zen and the Art of Urban Cycling
  • Chapter on Orientations from Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors. Prepping for the preparations of the semester to come.

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I shared this article with dkg, who put up his response here.

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