Librarian Jenica Rogers wrote an interesting post on how her library decided to cancel their ACS subscription. Walking away from the American Chemical Society
where she talks about money issues all too familiar to librarians but maybe not well known in the general public. Her post was picked up by The Chronicle Of Higher Ed
The ACS only said "We find little constructive dialogue can be had on blogs and other listservs where logic, balance and common courtesy are not practiced and observed..."
Things took a turn
on a discussion list, where The Director of Office of Public Affairs for the ACS said "But I think you would agree that vulgarity and profanity postings do not lend themselves to meaningful, productive and civil discourse, thus our decision not to engage any further with her on this topic." Many other bloggers have taken up the torch including Walt Crawford
, Jonathan Eisen
, Iris Jastram
, Chris Zammarelli
and Steve Lawson
, Any Woodworth
, John Dupuis
and one on ChemBark
posted by Blake
on Sep 28, 2012 -
A New Year's Idea: Pay For Some
So, slashdot says A Great New Year's Idea is to Pay For Some Freedom, eg. BSD
to name just a few, but what else can we do?
[Aren't they already owned by Amazon?], lots of good places to spread the holiday cheer.
Seems like there is no shortage of Folks
who are looking for
I like the idea of Getting Something In Return
, not sure if that makes me greedy, or scroogey.
Seems like the web has really given us a new list of worthy causes...
posted by Blake
on Dec 27, 2001 -