October 13, 2006

Potpourri

Today's posts are mostly from Library Stuff:
--There is at least one library who mails books to patrons, a la Netflix; this is how it works for the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

--The state of Maine has created a "library use worth calculator"--my (conservative) total was $258. They even have instructions on how to customize this calculator for other libraries.

--Library Thing has competition. Shelfari is much more graphically-driven and more interesting to look at. It's merged social networking with cataloging books. Cool.
Meanwhile, the Heavy Metal Librarian goes on a rant about "compassionate" conservatism in the context of No Child Left Behind (a.k.a. by my circle, "No Teacher Left Standing"). What I find interesting--and helpful--is the scripture to which Aaron links to cite back at those who quote Bush's Bible at nay-sayers.

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