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Max Planck Institute page on open access to visual media

The Max Plank Institute for the History of Science has posted a page of "Recommendations Concerning the Free Use of Visual Media for Scholarly Purposes", which includes links to a great deal of related information, including their recommendations for best practices.

Question Copyright informational meeting

Shinjoung and I are on the board of Question Copyright, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose goal is to "promote public understanding of the history and effects of c

Open Source/Drupal Week in the Northeast: February 23-28

February 23-26 Code4Lib 2009 in Providence, RI costs money, but has been sold out for weeks anyway
February 27 Drupal4Lib Camp in Darien, CT FREE, also sold (freed) out
February 28 DrupalCampNYC6 in NY, NY FREE, meals provided, and there are still seats available

March 17, 2009 Open Access conference on Google Books Projects

Rad Ref NYC on OCLC Policy Change

Tonight, January 23, 2009 the NYC Radical Reference Collective is hosting a salon style discussion of the new Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records proposed by OCCL.

Even if you can't attend, you might get some use out of the bibliography we're developing or the notes posted by one of our members about a previous discussion on this topic.

diverse, rather than "balanced"

Diedre Conkling of the Lincoln County Library District in Oregon made a comment on the Social Responsibilities Round Table list that I thought might be of interest to librarians, and also to journalists, especially when confronted with questions about "balance" and "neutrality."

New Congress acts to reverse restricitve records policy

I'm sure our friends at FGI will talk about this soon, but I wanted to share this notice from the National Coalition for History

Time to Take Divestment from Israel a LOT MORE SERIOUSLY

While the recent attacks on Gaza should come as no surprise to people who have followed just the last year's events of Israel denying food and medicine into the region, they are still horrifying and s

Please join in the discussion re future of libraries

I just wanted to let folks know about the critical discussion on the future of libraries and librarianship going on now at free Government information (FGI).

ACRL preconference unconference

As an adjunct to the ACRL conference in Seattle in March 2009, members of Radical Reference are organizing an unconference on social justice and alternative and radical collections and programs in academic libraries.

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