This Is Where I Get My Read On
Just in case MTV Cribs was coming to your, uh, crib.
Gay Princes defeat NC Parents.
Parents object to library book about two gay princes, concerned because being gay "is not part of their beliefs." Presumably books which discuss other things not part of their beliefs could also be an issue. Is this a basic confusion about the purpose of a library, or is any temptation just too much temptation?
The Ancient Library Of Alexandria:
Its long-awaited re-opening has been postponed
, supposedly because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So it seems the age-old dream of historians and poets everywhere(Jorge Luís Borges
comes to mind)will have to wait a bit longer... I wonder, though, if Egypt's ever-stricter censorship laws and practices will ever be compatible with a true, universal library such as, by most accounts, the original Alexandria Library was.[Via Nutcote
Librarians against UCITA.
Librarians on the forefront of preserving the public's right to fair use in copyright law. Kiss your local librarian and ALA
member today! For more information, see the ALA UCITA Web site
. [Courtesy of ALAWON