Categories Advocacy

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Posts commenting on or highlighting advocacy efforts for libraries or other groups

Are You being Served?

And guess what? Your library sounds the same way if you tell patrons (of any age) that they can’t IM from your library because that’s not a valid use of your public computers. You’re basically telling people that their choice of communication channel isn’t allowed and that they should go elsewhere because you won’t be serving them today. ROCK ON!

OSS & Schools

Take a look a report of Joyce Valenza’s piece about OSS and schools. Joyce and I are in school together. Her work for school libraries and internet skills blows me away! The terms open source and free software are associated with the same revolution. Folks who use the term free software use it philosophically to emphasize the importance of freedom from reliance on one vendor, freedom to see the source, freedom from complicated licensing, freedom from forced upgrades, freedom associated with greater software reliability, and the free support of the online community. A great dialogue is under way, with […]