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By Michael P. Sauers

In this totally up-to-date moment version of his well known 2006 booklet, Michael P. Sauers indicates how running a blog and RSS know-how will be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as offering easy-to-follow directions for growing, publishing, and syndicating a web publication utilizing loose web-based companies, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and companies, introduces a number of invaluable library blogs and bloggers, and encompasses a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.

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Is the library responsible for bad patron copyright behavior? That is, when you notice (or let’s face it, sometimes the patrons proudly tell you) that a patron is checking out DVDs purely to duplicate and then returning for more, is there a legal responsibility to do something about it? Ethical? I wrote an article about library liability for patron copying when they use library equipment to download stuff off the Internet. The copyright law graciously lets libraries out of the liability loop ...

431: The Dewey Blog (left, top) Beyond the Job (left, middle) Copyfight (left, bottom) Crime in the Library (above, top) Free Range Librarian (above, bottom) 17 18 Blogging and RSS links to electronic resources) and some standards compliance. Here is a list of libraries using it. Iowa got money from the Gates Foundation and is using it to provide web hosting for libraries along with an email hosting service (please don’t let it be an Exchange server) and a helpdesk person available by email and phone (and I bet chat by the end of the grant period) for all state libraries.

We now have the formidable Department of Homeland Security watching out for us, making sure that we can all sleep soundly at night not having to think about terrorist threats. But are we really sleeping that soundly? The one thing our government has never prepared us for is attack from zombies. That’s right, zombies. The potential threat of widespread zombification and attack on normal brains has been around for centuries, yet we know nothing on how to protect ourselves or where we should go in case of attack.

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