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Outline and Notes from "Beyond an Apple a Day: Finding Health Information Online"

Washington DC Radical Reference Collective

The Washington DC Radical Reference Collective started October 2011 with the staff of the Occupy DC People's Library.

Rad Ref at Occupy Wall Street : one report back

Last night 8-10 members and friends of Rad Ref NYC visited the People's Library at the Wall Street Occupation. We helped process books for the library, which Library Journal says is growing at 30-50 books per day.


That's Alycia on the left, an OWS Librarian in the middle, I think Lauren on the right, and my hands on the bottom right.

Play-Jurisms: Resources for remixing, adaptating, and sharing creative work

A resource guide compiled by and for the Play-Jurisms conference in Cambridge, MA May 21-22, 2011.

Related Resources to Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century panel

None of these resources came up specifically during the talk, but they're all useful and relevant to the topics at hand:

Notes from Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century panel

Researching Corporations, Front Groups, and Corporate Influence on Government

These links can help you research the influence of business (aka big business, corporations, big corporations) on government, the media, and other areas of life. This information is often difficult to find as this kind of influence tends to be exerted through a wide variety of means such as campaign donations, pseudo-grassroots organizations, PR and advertising campaigns, lobbying, professional organizations, research funding (or obstruction thereof), and more.

While every effort has been made to link to sites that present accurate information, it's important to view everything you find with a grain of salt. Interaction between a corporate representative and a government official doesn't necessarily mean explicit corruption. Political scientists and other academics have debated the extent, forms, and impact of corporate influence for decades. These complex issues deserve careful consideration from the people most interested in building a more just world - activists, researchers, and other radicals. Activists and independent journalists can always post their questions on the main page to get further assistance with making the most of these resources.

For now, this guide will focus most of its efforts on US politics - but that can change if you contribute international resources (domestic ones are, of course, also welcome)!

Categories include: For Starters, Lobbying, Interest Groups, Front Groups, Funding/Tax Info, 527s, "Revolving Door", Think Tanks, Wikileaks Cables, US Government Records, Government Contracts, and Money in Medicine & Science

For Starters
Recent LA Times story regarding the failure of many corporations to fully disclose political spending

Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century

Saturday, April 9th, 4:15pm
Judson Memorial Church (across from Washington Sq Park)
NYC Anarchist Book Fair

**AUDIO FROM THE EVENT (thanks to Dan V.)

Panelists:
Autonomedia publisher Jim Fleming
Craig O'Hara, co-founder of PM Press and the Tabling Tornados
Karl Fogel from Question Copyright
Radical Reference librarian Aliqae Geraci
Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars

Moderated by Melissa Morrone.

NYC Anarchist Bookfair Table Schedule 2011

We are sharing a table at the NYC Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday April 9 from 11-7 with the Barnard Library Zine Collection.

We'll need people to set up, table, and break down. Please sign up for a shift!

Boston Radical Reference Collective


FOR CURRENT BOSTON RAD REF ACTIVITY, CHECK US OUT AT

https://bostonradicalreference.wordpress.com/.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8 pm

Boston Radical Reference Collective Meeting

Meeting at Yvonne Pappenheim Library at Community Change Inc.
14 Beacon St. #605
Boston, MA 02108 View on map.
Buzzer at door shows Community Change Inc.

Bring updates on projects or new ideas seeking input/help.

We'll also be thinking about BRRC infrastructure including: Create a schedule of meeting facilitators, find an online location for documents and schedules, and creating/updating a resource to help facilitators find meeting locations.

Facebook event page

April 7 & 8, 2014

Boston Radical Reference Collective Meeting
It's been a long time since we've gotten together. In that time a lot of new people joined. There are updates on projects new and ongoing, not to mention all the projects you're working on or thinking of that we'd love to hear about.

Whatever it is, join us for the next meeting of the Boston Radical Reference Collective. Drum up support for your project or idea, make connections with other radical librarians and enjoy a pleasant spring evening with local librarians/library workers/library school students/library enthusiasts.

We're meeting on two dates to allow more people to be able to connect. The agenda is the same for both, so you only need to come to one.

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