Library Juice 1:2 - January 28, 1998

This is LIBRARY JUICE No. 2 
It will be published weekly. 
If you missed number 1 and would like to see it, let me know. 
Send me your suggestions & items for inclusion. 
1.  Current Outline of LC Classification 
2.  On Anarchist Librarian's website -  Anarchy 'n' Kidz 
3.  STREET LIBRARIAN  -  Chris Dodge's new web page 
4.  Orange County Register Profiles Librarian Activist Daniel Tsang 
5.  frAme   -   A Journal of Culture & Technology 
6.  Corporate Takeover of Homeless Newspaper 
7.  Copyright Tutorial that Happens to be Online 
8.  Call for papers  -  Legal Reference Services Quarterly 
9.  Call for Papers: Rhetorics and Politics of the Information Society 
1.  Current Outline of LC Classification 
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification--CPSO 
Originally developed for the classification of materials held in the US 
Library of Congress, today the LCC is used to classify and arrange 
materials from academic libraries to virtual collections of Internet 
resources, such as the Scout Report Signpost. The LCC is maintained by 
the Cataloging Policy and Support Office of the Library of Congress. The 
twenty-one broad classes of LCC listed on the main page are further 
broken down by subclass for browsing. While not as easy to read as the 
tables in the "Unofficial Guide" to the Library of Congress 
Classification System (discussed in the September 13, 1996 Scout 
Report), the CPSO outline is the authoritative source for the LC 
Classification; it contains the latest additions and changes to the 
classification scheme. [AG] 
[from the Internic Scout Report] 
2.   On Anarchist Librarian's website -  Anarchy 'n' Kidz 
Food for thought for Children's Librarians - on the Anarchist Librarians 
page, it's "Anarchy 'n' Kidz": 
3.  STREET LIBRARIAN  -  Chris Dodge's new web page 
Chris Dodge is editor of MSRRT Newsletter and an activist librarian who 
learned the ropes working with Sandy Berman (and works with him 
currently in the Hennepin County, MN library system). 
He has a new web page, STREET LIBRARIAN, at: 
The subtitle is "Zines, alternative press, & other seditions stuff." 
It's good.  It's got links to MSRRT Newsletter on the web, zines, 
alternative press, anarchism, radical librarians, infoshops, mail art, 
ethnic-related directories, and other stuff.  Check it out. 
4.  Daniel Tsang profiled in Orange County Register 
Chris Dodge also forwarded this mail from Daniel Tsang, another activist 
A profile of my library and activism work following the CIA's changing 
its Web site on data collection on Americans (which also applies to US 
permanent residents) appeared in today's Orange County Register for 
anyone interested.  The URL of the piece is: 
Daniel C. Tsang 
Bibliographer for Asian American Studies 
 & Social Sciences (Economics, Politics) 
Machine-Readable Data Files Librarian 
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences 
380 Main Library 
University of California 
PO Box 19557 
Irvine CA 92623-9557 
(714) 824-4978 
(714) 824-5740 fax 
   add suffix for news: /netnews1.htm 
                  politics: /pol.htm 
                  economics: /econ.htm 
                  asian american studies: /aas.htm 
                  soc sci data archives: /ssda.htm 
                  public opinion: /pod.htm 
                  AWARE: awarefs/htm 
host, "Subversity" on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County 
  each Tuesday from 5-6 p.m.; selected shows w/ audio online: 
N.B.: This is NOT official University of California correspondence. 
5.  frAme   -   A Journal of Culture & Technology 
frAme is a new on-line journal publishing work focussing on the core 
area of the inter-relation between culture and technology. 
frAme will feature critical essays, digital artwork/multimedia, 
interviews with artists/musicians/writers etc, reviews of 
techno-cultural artefacts, and writing relevant to this area. 
The journal is connected to the trAce International Online Writing 
Community ( based at The Nottingham Trent 
Submissions for the first edition are being accepted now through 
February 7th, 1998. All submissions must be previously unpublished and a 
payment of Thirty Pounds Sterling will be made for those used. 
Those interested in submitting work might like to point their browsers 
at Freebase (, 
a former incarnation of frAme. The reason for this is that the trAce 
project has just been awarded a large amount of funding and is expanding 
and relaunching. 
From: simon mills <samills[at]> 
6.  Corporate Takeover of Homeless Newspaper 
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Date:          Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:08:30 -0800 (PST) 
From:          Bathrobespierre <norse[at]> 
Subject:       San Francisco Street Sheet's Take on The Big Issue 
The following article will be coming out in the February issue of the 
San Francisco Street Sheet.  Anyone who wants to reprint it has 
permission to do so, according to author, San Francisco Coalition on 
Homelessness worker Paul Boden. 
Yet another aspect of homelesness has gone corporate.  Street 
The Big Issue, a slick, glossy paper started in England and sold 
by homeless people has olanded on the shores of Los Angeles.  Having 
already spread throughout Europe, South Africa, and Australia they have 
turned their greedy little eyeson here. 
The paper calls itself The Big Issue leaving people (especially 
advertisers) with the impression that the big issue is homelessness. 
Yet homeless issues by their own admission is only aboutg 20% of the 
paper's content and homeless people are an even smaller percentage of 
the paper's multi-national staff. 
The vendors, who are charged per issue to sell this product, 
don't reap any of the economic benefits of the millions that are brought 
in annually through the vendor charges, advertising sales, and 
foundation support.  Instead, the Big Issue has established their own 
foundation so as to dole out grants and gifts in communities (countries) 
where they plan to set up shop.  If they have this kind of money, why 
can't they pay the salespeople (vendors) a living wage with benefits, 
etc.?   You can bet their advertising staff are paid and paid well. 
The Big Issue is about big bucks pure and simple.  Dishing out a 
few nickles and dimes to some homeless people doesn't change that and 
doesn't make them any less of a "Poverty Pimp".  They are exploiting 
homelessness to sell their advertising and homeless people as a cheap 
(charged) labor source to sell their product. 
For The Big Issue to claim, as they do, that they lift people out 
of poverty through the sales of their paper is nothing short of 
bullshit.  No street newspaper can claim the vendors leave poverty with 
the money they get from selling the paper.  That kind of life is right 
up there with "the wealthy panhandler" and "the Cadillac-driving AFDC 
The inevitable consequence of this corporate move is the 
licensing of the sale of homeless street papers and thus less 
opportunity for homeless people to vend them. 
Street papers in their simplicity benefit everyone involved.  The 
organization that publishes them gets to present to the general public 
homeless and poverty issues froma perspective/depth that will never be 
in the mainstream press or even the alternative press.  Homeless and 
poor people have an opportunity to positively express themselves through 
writing, artwork and poetry and to see their works and feeling out int 
he community, while at the same time others are able to panhandle with 
their dignity intact. 
The general public gets the best benefit of all:  They get to 
learn about an issue that people seem to universally agree is tearing 
this country apart.  And they get to learn about it without the barrage 
of commercialism and sensationalizing so common in the mainstream media 
"The Big Issue" corporate approach to this important social 
contract severely threatens to kill it.  Please don't buy one and please 
write them at: 
The Big Issue, Fleet House, 57-61 Clarkenwell Road, Farringdon, London 
EC1 M5NP  or e-mail them at london[at]  and tell them that 
their exploitation of poor people will never sell here. 
7.  Copyright Tutorial that Happens to be Online 
From: Judy Homer <jhomer[at]> 
Subject: Online Copyright Tutorial 
  Educators!   Researchers!   Librarians!   Authors! 
     Artists!   Graphic Designers!   Webmasters! 
*  The publisher owns the copyright when you write an 
   article for publication. 
*  A published work is in the public domain if it has 
   no copyright notice. 
*  If you write a report for someone, that person owns 
   the copyright. 
*  If you are using materials for educational purposes 
   on your website, it is fair use. 
*  The amount of photocopying that you can do for your 
   class is set by guidelines. 
     The answers may surprise you! 
     And they will not necessarily disappoint you! 
Here is an opportunity for easy, honest learning: 
A series of short, readable, and helpful (we hope) 
electronic messages will be provided via listserv 
from February 9 through the end of Spring Semester 1998. 
To subscribe, simply send e-mail to listserv[at] 
Put nothing in the subject line.  In the message body 
type: sub Copyright-Online-L yourname.  Do not use a 
signature block. 
For additional details, visit 
For more information about the CMC, visit 
8.  Call for papers  -  Legal Reference Services Quarterly 
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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 08:59:47 -0800 (PST) 
From: Samuel Trosow <strosow[at]> 
To: rlitwin[at] 
Subject: Call for papers (Legal Reference Services Quarterly) 
I know from teaching 200 that there are many students in the program who 
are quite capable of writing an article for this journal.  Yet I think 
that students are often intimidated when they see a call for papers for 
a professional journal. So please try to encourage people to do this. 
People can work in groups if they like and submit joint articles.  Maybe 
I could even interest you in submitting an idea for an article. 
Special Issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly 
A special topic issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly (LRSQ)  will 
be published in the Fall of 1998 on the "Political Economy of Legal 
Information:  The New Landscape." The guest editor for this special 
issue will be Samuel E. Trosow of the Boalt Hall Law Library at the 
University of California at Berkeley. 
"The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape" 
The past few years have seen great changes in the legal publishing 
industry and in the manner in which legal information is produced, 
stored, disseminated and used.  A new landscape of legal 
information has emerged along with the convergence of two factors: 
        - the trend towards concentration in the legal publishing 
                industry; and 
        - an information environment increasingly characterized by 
                electronic forms of publishing and communications. 
What is the relationship between these factors? While the lower entry 
costs into electronic publishing might be expected to decrease 
concentration, the opposite seems to be occurring.  What accounts for 
this paradox? How should librarians and other information professionals 
best comprehend, cope with and even try to influence the factors which 
comprise the new legal information landscape? 
Papers addressing these and related issues are sought.  Specific broad 
topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
        - The political economy of information; 
        - Concentration and ownership trends in the information/ 
          publishing industry; 
        - Licensing and intellectual property issues; 
        - Electronic publishing  / scholarly communication; 
        - Access to and provision of government information; 
        - Cost studies/ budget issues; 
        - Impacts on reference services. 
Potential authors are encouraged to submit a short abstract or proposal 
by February 15, 1998. 
Inquiries and submissions should be addressed to: 
Samuel E. Trosow 
Boalt Hall Law Library 
University of California 
Berkeley, CA 90020 
Phone: (800) 832-4586 
9.  Call for Papers: Rhetorics and Politics of the Information Society 
Please forward this message to others who are interested on 
the topic. World wide web version of this message can be 
found from 
International Social Science Council, 
Standing Committee on Conceptual and Terminolocical Analysis 
              First call for papers 
   Behind the Theories, Visions, Texts, and Programs 
Information Society is one of the most popular catch words 
of our time. For many of us Information Society is the 
slogan for technological paradise, the Brave New World of 
the turn of the Century. Thus Information Society is the 
promise, the salvation and the ultimate solution for many 
of our current economic, social and political problems: 
Information Society is the Way out of the Darkness into 
the Light. 
International Social Science Council, Standing Committee 
on Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (ISSC/COCTA) 
is organizing a set of sessions on the topic of 
Papers which take a deeper look to and beyond this topic 
are invited to these sessions. The expression "Rhetorics 
and Politics" should be understood broadly, to cover a 
wide variety of approaches analysing 
* basic underlying assumptions, motives, strategies and 
* cognitive categories, concepts and conceptualizations 
* argumentative structures and reasoning 
* discoursive styles, patterns and contexts 
of the recent texts, visions and programs for and against 
Information Society, or theories about Information Society. 
The main target is to scrutinize how the topic "information 
society" is socially constructed or conceptualised and 
how these conceptualizations are related to different 
theoretical, practical or political contexts. 
The organizers are planning to compile a book based on a 
selection of papers presented at these sessions. 
During 1998 sessions are organized at the occasion of two 
international conferences.  The first part of these sessions 
will be organized at conference "Crossroads in Cultural 
Studies: 2nd International Conference", to be held at 
Tampere, Finland, June 28th - July 1st, 1998. For general 
information on this conference see 
The second part of the sessions will be organized at the 
International Sociological Association's 14th World 
Congress of Sociology, to be held at Montreal, Canada, July 
26th - August 1st, 1998. The ISA sessions (2 sessions) will 
be part of the program of the Research Committee 35, 
Committee on Conceptual and Terminological Analysis 
(ISA/COCTA). For more information concerning the ISA World 
Congress see http://www.BCOC.UMontreal.CA/socio98/ or 
Persons interested in participating these sessions should 
offer their papers, including a provisional title and 
short abstract (about 150 words), to the gonvenor (address 
below) as soon as possible. 
More information on the sessions, including final deadlines 
and the provisional programs will be emailed or sent to the 
participants and to the persons expressing their interest 
to participate. 
For further information, please contact 
   Matti Mälkiä 
   University of Tampere 
   Department of Administrative Science 
   P.O. Box 607 
   FIN-33101 Tampere, 
   Tel.   +358-40-5042498 (cellular); 
          +358-3-2156362 (office) 
   Fax:   +358-3-215 6020 
   Email: malkia[at] 
   WWW-Information page: 
Additional information on International Social Science 
Council and its Standing Committee on Conceptual and 
Terminological Analysis (ISSC/COCTA) can be found from: 
Matti Malkia                                              Matti Mälkiä 
University of Tampere                              Tampereen yliopisto 
Dept of Administrative Science                  Hallintotieteen laitos 
P.O. Box 607                                                    PL 607 
FIN-33101  TAMPERE                                      33101  TAMPERE 
Email  Internet: malkia[at] 
Fax +358-3-215-6020               Tel. +358-3-215-6362 (office) 
Telex 22263 tayk sf               Tel. +358-40-504-2498 (mobile phone) 
       WWW information page: 
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