Daily Archives: February 14, 2007

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Pass It On

Nancy Dowd, from the New Jersey State Library, responds to the astounding news of the Illinois bill to ban on social networking sites in libraries: Sounds like the right time for your readers to join our experimental marketing campaign! The goal is to make a “library video” not only the most viewed, but to break the record for the most comments ever posted to one video on YouTube. Talk about the value of social networking! The idea is to have people post their three reasons and then pass the word to five friends. Of course what makes it even better […]

What? Huh? Illinois Bill to Ban Social Software (Updated)

I can’t believe this… I hope the Illinois Library Association rallies around this to oppose it! Illinois librarians — are you listening? I hope we get a statement soon from the ILA and Illinois State Library! (Emphasis mine) ILA Update # 1 NEWS RELEASE — For immediate release Saturday, 10 February 2007 Latest Developments Yesterday, Senator Matt Murphy (R-27, Palatine) filed Senate Bill (SB) 1682, only minutes before the bill introduction deadline in the Illinois Senate. The summary is below: Senate Bill 1682 Creates the Social Networking Web site Prohibition Act. Provides that each public library must prohibit access to […]