Library Juice 1:44 - December 9, 1998

 
 
Contents: 
 
1. Web directory of national advocacy groups (i.e. lobbies, PACs, etc.) 
2. Digital Millennium Copyright Act 
3. Bookmark Central - http://www.onlineinc.com/bookmark/marklist.html 
4. John Albee's Popular Fiction Readers Advisory Tool Pages 
5. Websearchers newsletter 
6. Researching Companies Online - website 
7. Final Call for Papers, Katherine Sharp Review Number 7 
8. NEW OLOS HOME PAGE LAUNCHED  (Office for Literacy and Outreach Services) 
9. EJ: A Bibliography (Electronic Journals) 
10. Preparing Volume 5 of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary 
11. Bancroft's Honeyman Digital Archive now On-line 
12. Nominations for Isadore Gilbert Mudge/R.R. Bowker Award sought 
13. "Mainstream Loudoun" -  Loudoun County anti-filtering group 
14. DAILY CALIFORNIAN article on the non-accreditation of UCB SIMS 
15. Sue Kamm's letter in response to above article 
16. Excerpt from SJSU listserv debate on the UCB SIMS non-accreditation 
17. Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 1998/99 
18. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 
19. The Cambodian Genocide Program 
20. World Paper Money - http://aes.iupui.edu/rwise/ 
21. Popes Through the Ages: The Complete List of Popes 
22. The Song of the Bold Librarian (from Jo Falcon) 
 
 
Quote for the week: 
 
"The administration is generally disenchanted with accreditation for 
professional programs since they are time-consuming, expensive and have 
little discernible value." 
-Hal Varian, Dean of UC Berkeley's SIMS program.  (see 14-16.) 
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1. Web directory of national advocacy groups (i.e. lobbies, PACs, etc.) 
 
 
I have just finished putting together a web site with topical and 
alphabetic links to national advocacy groups (i.e. interest groups or 
lobbyists).  Yes, I know Policy.com has something like this, but this 
site has more than just descriptions and links.  I also include contact 
information for each group (e-mail, phone, fax, address) as it is 
provided in the websites. 
 
I am looking for feedback from people who may use this.  So far my 
department has been very kind, and I want to make sure they aren't just 
being nice!  The address is: 
 
http://www.creighton.edu/~kcfount/advocacy.html 
 
 
Kathi Fountain, Government Publications Coordinator 
Reinert/Alumni Library, Creighton University 
2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 
 
(forwarded to SRRTAC-L by Fred Stoss) 
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2. Digital Millennium Copyright Act 
 
"The new Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), recently signed into 
law, amends U.S. copyright law in ways that will have a significant 
effect on library and information services." The ALA Washington Office 
Web page now includes a newly expanded section on intellectual property 
and copyright 
	http://www.ala.org/washoff/copyright.html 
 
Jack King 
RUSA Liaison to Legislation Assembly 
(Sent to RUSA-L) 
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3. Bookmark Central - http://www.onlineinc.com/bookmark/marklist.html 
 
        The goal of this site "is to accumulate lists of carefully 
        selected, reviewed, and annotated sites on specific 
        topics." The bookmark lists were submitted by Online and 
        Database readers, writers, and columnists. These lists 
        cover topics such as Cost of Living; Energy; 
        Entrepreneurship; Film, Video, and Television; Image 
        Search Engines; and Old-Time Radio Resources. - es 
 
 
New addition to Librarians' Index to the Internet. 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/ 
 
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4. John Albee's Popular Fiction Readers Advisory Tool Pages 
 
 
	I'm polishing my 23 new Popular Fiction - Readers' Advisory Tool 
Pages at http://home.revealed.net/albee/pages/PopularFiction.html .  I'd 
appreciate suggestions on your favorite sites which I may have missed. 
 
	Thanks!  Bye.  John 
 
John Albee mailto:albee[at]revealed.net 
Teacher, Davenport Community Schools 
Website: Needle in a CyberStack - the InfoFinder 
         http://home.revealed.net/albee/ 
address: 736 Westerfield Road 
         Davenport, Iowa 52806      phone: 319-386-2171 
 
We are all Works In Progress... 
 
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5. Websearchers newsletter 
 
http://websearch.miningco.com/library/bl_newsarchive.htm 
 
ISSN 1521-2564 
 
Websearch is a free, bimonthly email newsletter designed for anyone 
interested in improving their Internet searching skills.  It's a companion 
to the Mining Co. Websearch site (http://websearch.miningco.com), 
maintained by Chris Sherman.  Each issue includes follow-ups on Web 
searching feature articles, 'Worth a Look,' spotlighting products, books, 
or services of use to searchers, and brief news reports on new or exciting 
search technology. 
 
Subscription info and form at 
http://websearch.miningco.com/gi/pages/mmail.htm 
Archives available at 
http://websearch.miningco.com/library/bl_newsarchive.htm 
 
Contact: 
 
Editor: Chris Sherman 
Email: websearch.guide[at]miningco.com 
 
(from NewJour-L) 
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6. Researching Companies Online - http://home.sprintmail.com/~debflanagan/ 
 
        A tutorial on how to find different types of free company 
        information on the Internet. The tutorial can either be 
        followed in full for a comprehensive overview of business 
        information searching, or users can skip to specific chapters 
        such as "Researching Public Opinion," "Learn about an 
        Industry," or "Research Nonprofit Organizations." - ew 
 
New at Librarians' Index to the Internet. 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/ 
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7. Final Call for Papers, Katherine Sharp Review Number 7 
 
 
    **Please forward to your local student bulletin board!!** 
   See our current issue at http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/review/7/ 
 
Attention Students!! 
 
                      Final Call For Papers 
                     Katharine Sharp Review 
                  GSLIS, University of Illinois 
                         ISSN 1083-5261 
 
(This information can also be found at http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/review) 
 
This is the final call for submissions to the Winter 1999 issue of the 
Katharine Sharp Review, the peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to student 
scholarship and research within the interdisciplinary scope of library and 
information science.  Submitting to KSR not only gives you the chance to 
publish some of your work, but gives you the opportunity to take part in 
the academic publishing process. 
 
All submissions should be received by Monday, December 14, 1998. 
 
For more information, including instructions for authors, please see the 
KSR webpage at <http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/review/call.html> or email us at 
<review[at]alexia.lis.uiuc.edu&> 
 
                 +                                   + 
                               Kevin Ward 
                                 Editor 
                         Katharine Sharp Review 
                       review[at]alexia.lis.uiuc.edu 
                    http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/review 
                 +                                   + 
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8. NEW OLOS HOME PAGE LAUNCHED  (Office for Literacy and Outreach Services) 
 
 
The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services recently launched its 
new home page on the ALA website at http://www.ala.org/olos. 
 
PAGE HIGHLIGHTS 
 
-Contact information for the Associations of Librarians of Color 
(ethnic minority caucuses) 
-A list of ALA Library Outreach Services for Underserved Populations 
-The 1998 Diversity Fair Notebook 
-OLOS Conference events and meetings 
-Roster of the Literacy Assembly 
-Links to OLOS liaison and other organizations 
-General information about OLOS, its advisory committee and 
sub-committees 
 
The new page was developed by OLOS Advisory Committee member Eric 
Brasley, with assistance from Dan Lewis from ALA Communications. 
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LIBRARY INTEGRATION DISCUSSION - December 7-11 
 
 
 
OLOS will sponsor their first "Sidewalk Cafe for Library Literacy 
Professionals" with Dale Lipschultz, a Senior Program Associate with 
the Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center (ILRDC). 
 
Dale serves as the first of several expert moderators for the ALA's 
Adult Literacy Library Initiative discussion list, from Monday, 
December 7, through Friday, December 11, 1998. 
 
The topic of the first Sidewalk Cafe is "Library Integration," a 
discussion of the degree of integration of library literacy programs 
into the overall library structure. 
 
To subscribe to the list, send a message to: listproc[at]ala1.ala.org, 
write [subscribe] in the subject, and write [subscribe library-lit] 
[first  name and last name] in the message. 
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9. EJ: A Bibliography (Electronic Journals) 
 
A comprehensive, continuously updated, fully indexed partially annotated 
bibliography on electronic journals and related topics 
 
URL: <http://library.usask.ca/dbs/ej.html> 
 
Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography 
[Last update: November 21, 1998] 
 
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information 
[Last update: November 25, 1998; Number of titles indexed: 775] 
 
Electronic Publishing Reference Resources on the 
Internet [Last update: November 28, 1998] 
 
 
More at Marian Dworaczek's Home Page: 
http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/ 
 
 
 
      Marian Dworaczek 
 
              Head, Acqusitions Department 
              and Head, Technical Services Division 
              University of Saskatchewan Libraries 
              Room 24, Main Library/Murray Building 
              3 Campus Drive 
              Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 
              Canada 
              Telephone: (306) 966-6016 
              Facsimile: (306) 966-5919 
              Email: dworaczek[at]sklib.usask.ca 
 
 
(just found her site on the web. -ed.) 
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10. Preparing Volume 5 of Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary 
 
Radcliffe College and the Harvard University Press announce the launching 
of preparations for the next volume of Notable American Women: A 
Biographical Dictionary.  Volume V of Notable American Women will include 
essays on approximately 500-600 women who will have died between January 1, 
1976, and January 1, 2000, with an expected publication date 2003.  This 
volume will follow the criteria for selection used in Notable American 
Women: The Modern Period (1980): 1) the subject's influence on her times or 
field; 2) ability; 3) innovative or pioneering work: 4) relevance of her 
career for the history of women.  We are actively soliciting suggestions of 
possible subjects for our extensive database, especially nominations 
reflecting the contributions of underdocumented groups, regions, or 
specialties.  If you wish to nominate a subject (or subjects), please 
supply a short synopsis of her career and its importance, as well as basic 
bibliographic sources, both secondary and archival (if known).  We also 
welcome the names of scholars who are interested in writing specific 
articles or serving as consultants for specialized fields. 
 
Please address all communication to: 
Susan Ware, Editor 
Notable American Women: Volume Five 
The Schlesinger Library 
Radcliffe College 
10 Garden Street 
Cambridege, MA  02138 
617-496-0564; notable[at]radcliffe.edu 
Ms. Michel M. Perez X221 
Program Assistant 
info[at]sacnas.org 
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11. Bancroft's Honeyman Digital Archive now On-line 
 
BERKELEY, CA - December 1, 1998 -- The Bancroft Library of the University 
of California is pleased to announce the completion of The Robert B. 
Honeyman, Jr. Collection Digital Archiving Project. This project, the 
first digitization project funded by the Library Services and Technology 
Act through the California State Library, has made the Robert B. Honeyman, 
Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial 
Material available on the internet. This important research collection, 
which has never before been published in its entirety, has now been made 
accessible through high resolution digital representations of each item in 
the collection accompanied by detailed descriptions and subject and format 
indexing. 
 
The Honeyman collection is comprised of over 2300 items dated from ca. 
1790 to ca. 1900, including original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, 
prints, ephemera and other materials related to the old West, with 
emphasis on the early California and Gold Rush periods. Views depict the 
changing landscape of the West under the impact of westward migration, the 
development of towns and cities, early settlements, California missions, 
railroads, Gold Rush scenes, pioneer and frontier life, native 
populations, social history and other topics. 
 
Included are sketches from important early expeditions, several 
representing the earliest known views of a particular subject, as well as 
works by significant artists, such as Albert Bierstadt, Maynard Dixon, 
Charles Nahl, and William Keith; and printing firms, such as Currier & 
Ives, Britton & Rey and Kuchel & Dresel. 
 
The Honeyman project is the first major contributor to the Museums and the 
Online Archive of California (MOAC) project which seeks to establish best 
practices for including museum collections within the California Digital 
Library's Online Archive of California (OAC). The Honeyman project uses 
the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard, an SGML platform 
independent descriptive standard maintained by the Library of Congress, 
and will serve, along with the other participants involved in the MOAC 
project, as a model implementation of the EAD standard for museum and 
special collections. 
 
As the newest entry into the Online Archive of California - a union 
database of primary resources available in repositories throughout the 
state - the Honeyman Digital Archive will become part of the California 
Heritage Collection. Residing within the OAC, the California Heritage 
Collection is a digital repository comprised of over 30,000 images related 
to the history of California and the West from selected collections held 
by The Bancroft Library and will now be the home of the Robert B. 
Honeyman, Jr. Collection digital archive. 
 
The main goal of the Honeyman project was make this unique primary 
resource collection available on the internet to researchers in various 
disciplines, K-12 students, and other users. By demonstrating the 
feasibility of using descriptive standards and controlled terminology to 
facilitate access, the Honeyman project will also be of significance to 
the archival, library and museum communities which are looking at 
standardized frameworks for presenting cultural heritage information 
within networked environments. The Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection can 
be browsed within the California Heritage Collection at: 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHeritage 
 
Mary W. Elings, Project Archivist  (melings[at]library.berkeley.edu) 
Eva Garcelon, Project Archivist  (egarcelo[at]library.berkeley.edu) 
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12. Nominations for Isadore Gilbert Mudge/R.R. Bowker Award sought 
 
 
  The Isadore Gilbert Mudge -- R.R. Bowker Award Committee of the Reference 
& User Services Association (RUSA) is seeking nominations for this year's 
award.  The award, established in 1958, consists of a cash award of $1,500 
and a citation to an individual "who has made a distinguished contribution 
to reference librarianship.  This contribution may include an imaginative 
and constructive program in a particular library, authorship of a 
significant book or articles in the reference field, creative and 
inspirational teaching, active participation in professional associations 
devoted to reference services, or other noteworthy activities which 
stimulate reference librarians to more distinguished performance." 
     Last year's winner was Beth Woodard, an outstanding practitioner, 
mentor, and teacher.  The extended deadline for receipt of nominations is 
January 8, 1999. 
  The award is presented at the annual ALA conference next summer. Please 
send nominations to: 
  Susan Miller 
  Reference Librarian 
  Southern Connecticut State University 
  501 Crescent Street 
  New Haven, CT  06515 
 
  For any questions, please email Susan Miller at: 
  miller_su[at]scsu.ctstateu.edu 
  Or phone at:  203-392-5738 
 
  Thank you for your help in nominating qualified individuals for this 
important award. 
 
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Susan Miller                       Reference Librarian 
(203) 392-5738                     FAX: (203) 392-5740 
email: miller_su[at]scsu.ctstateu.edu 
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13. "Mainstream Loudoun" -  Loudoun County anti-filtering group 
 
 
J O I N   U S ! 
 
Tell your friends about the Mainstream Loudoun FREE publication 
subscription information at the end of this e-mail.  Or ask them to 
visit the Mainstream Loudoun web site and subscribe on-line: 
 
http://www.loudoun.net/mainstream/ 
 
If you would like to support our work, you may send donations to 
Mainstream Loudoun, PO Box 4013, Leesburg, VA 20177. 
 
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LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTES TO ESTABLISH A 
NEW INTERNET POLICY 
 
December 1, 1998 
 
The Library Board meeting opened with two hours of public 
comment, despite the fact that the Mainstream Loudoun president 
spoke for all of its members in order to save time.  During this 
process, some speakers said they would prefer having no public 
library Internet access at all rather than allow Internet access 
with a less restrictive policy.  The speakers who favored appealing 
Judge Brinkema's decision focused on dire predictions about the 
effect of "pornography" and "sexually aroused men" in Loudoun's 
libraries and, using the Bible on several occasions, castigated 
Mainstream Loudoun for endangering children and other "sins." 
 
Speaking in support of appealing the decision were Michael Farris 
of the Home School Legal Defense Association and former 
candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia;  Linda Chavez, 
a syndicated conservative columnist;   Bob Knight of the Family 
Research Council;  and Bruce Watson, director of Enough Is 
Enough. 
 
After the long and often emotional public comment period, the 
Library Board of Trustees went into executive session and 
returned about an hour later with a proposed Internet use policy. 
After making some minor adjustments, the Board voted 6 - 2 in 
favor of the new policy which clearly addresses Mainstream 
Loudoun's concerns. 
 
The key elements of the policy are as follows: 
 
"The library system will make available unfiltered and filtered 
access to the Internet, subject to the following provisions: 
[1] Adult customers will select for themselves whether to use 
unfiltered or filtered access to the Internet. 
[2] A minor's parent or legal guardian will determine if the minor 
may access the Internet*and elect whether the minor's access is 
to be filtered or unfiltered." 
 
The policy states:  "Our Mission is based on fundamental principles 
of public library service in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which 
include:  providing information, as broadly and as completely as 
possible, to as many citizens as it can;  individuals should be held 
accountable for their actions; and parents have the ultimate 
responsibility for deciding what their children read and what 
library services they receive. 
 
"In support of its mission, Loudoun County Public Library offers 
Internet access to library customers to offer the widest possible 
diversity, views and expression, insuring access to all avenues of 
ideas, to as many library customers as it can." 
 
"The Library System does not provide electronic mail accounts, 
Usenet newsgroups, or real-time discussion/chat." 
 
The policy includes two disclaimers;  one is that "Not all sources 
on the Internet provide information that is current, accurate, 
unobjectionable or complete," and that "some material on the 
Internet is obscene and/or harmful to minors." 
 
The other disclaimer states that "Filtered access attempts to screen 
out content deemed obscene or harmful to minors.  It is by no 
means foolproof and may inadvertently allow content intended to 
be blocked or block unobjectionable content." 
 
"Monitors may have privacy screens installed."  Later discussion 
revealed that privacy screens will be provided for the monitors, but 
that they may be disabled in such cases as when parents wish to 
work with their children or patrons with eye problems are unable 
to easily read the screen. 
 
The policy sets forth guidelines for Internet use which state that 
all users "are expected to act responsibly," and the "viewing or 
downloading of obscene materials is not permitted." 
 
Adults must sign an Internet Use Agreement, "indicating they have 
read this library policy and agree to abide by it and future 
versions of the policy as a condition of using the library's Internet 
Access Service."  A minor's parent or legal guardian must sign the 
Agreement indicating that the minor will abide by the policy and 
must elect filtered or unfiltered access for the minor in order for 
the minor to be allowed to use the Library's Internet Access 
Service. 
 
Missing from the Policy is an enforcement mechanism, which the 
Board will consider in the near future. 
 
The Internet terminals were turned on again after the new policy 
was established. 
 
In addition, the Board also voted 7 - 1 to preserve its right to 
appeal;  the Board has 30 days to make this decision.  Mainstream 
Loudoun's attorneys will also be filing their petition for fees. 
 
The Library Board reviews policy in the month of January, so it is 
possible this policy could be subject to review at that time.  We 
are hopeful it will remain in effect as is. 
 
 
________________________ 
 
this message forwarded by: 
 
Don Wood 
American Library Association 
Office for Intellectual Freedom 
50 East Huron Street 
Chicago, IL 60611 
800-545-2433, ext. 4225 
Fax: 312-280-4227 
dwood[at]ala.org 
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14. DAILY CALIFORNIAN article on the non-accreditation of UCB SIMS 
 
 
Those interested in the ever more suspenseful soap opera concerning the 
ex-library training school at University of California, Berkeley, might 
access a story from the campus newspaper at 
 
 http://www.dailycal.org/archive/98/12/3/school.html 
 
Surely, surely the new Congress MUST be interested in this. 
 
--Ruth I.  Gordon, 
C-at-L 
 
 
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"You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass 
the guilty."    Jessica Mitford  (1917-1996) 
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15. Sue Kamm's letter in response to above article 
 
 
Following is a letter I sent to the editor of the Daily Californian, the 
student newspaper at UC Berkeley, in response to a story in yesterday's 
paper about the School of Information Management Systems. 
 
I have several comments on the story by Zack Leeds in today's online Daily Cal. 
 
As are many of my professional colleagues, I am appalled that the former 
library school has morphed into something called "School of Information 
Management Systems."  I work in a public library, and we have found that 
students graduating from programs which have de-emphasized or eliminated 
fundamental library knowledge (like cataloging, reference service, and work 
with youth) are not equipped to work in our institutions. 
 
Contrary to public opinion, "everything" is NOT on the Internet. Many of 
today's graduates of programs such as Cal's haven't the foggiest idea of 
how to use resources other than the 'net, or even that a print source may 
be easier and quicker to use than finding a web site. Corporate (special) 
librarians also need to know how to determine whether a resource is 
appropriate for their collection (taught in library school courses 
designated as "acquisitions" or "material selection"), how to organize 
information ("cataloging"), and how to help their clients locate 
information ("ôreference"). 
 
What is even worse than graduates' lack of elementary knowledge is that few 
graduate library programs offer courses which offer the background 
necessary to work as a children's or young adult librarian in public 
libraries.  People apply for jobs in those areas with absolutely no 
knowledge of the literature and other resources.  Most astounding is the 
fact that these graduates do not READ, and seem to feel they will "pick up" 
the field by osmosis. 
 
My master's degree in library science is from UCLA (which I chose to attend 
because of its high quality and because I had moved to Southern 
California).  I learned how to determine criteria for selecting library 
resources, how to catalog the array of materials, and how to find the 
information my library's users need.  This knowledge is transferable to any 
type of library: academic, public, school, or special. 
 
Students in Cal's program should correctly be concerned that the school 
will not seek accreditation.  While the administration blithely declares 
that graduates will be able to find jobs in the private sector, the truth 
is that in many corporations libraries (or information centers) have been 
eliminated as cost-cutting measures.   The majority of jobs in public and 
academic libraries call for an American Library Association 
(ALA)-accredited degree. 
 
Members of the ALA Council--the governing body of the association--are 
concerned about the drastic change in library education.  We have asked 
ALA's committees on accreditation and education to review the standards and 
develop criteria that reflect libraries' needs both today and in the new 
millenium. 
 
 
-- Your friendly CyberGoddess and ALA Councilor, Sue Kamm Email: 
suekamm[at]class.org The goal of all employees is to anticipate all problems, 
develop solutions for them, and solve them before they occur. HOWEVER... 
When you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that 
your initial objective was to drain the swamp. 
--Anon. 
 
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16. Excerpt from SJSU listserv debate on the UCB SIMS non-accreditation 
 
 
The University of California Berkeley School of Information Management 
and Systems has informed the American Library Association that it does 
not plan to seek ALA accreditation for its masters program in information 
science. 
 
This will only leave UCLA and our own school at San Jose State as the 
only ALA accredited library and information science programs in California. 
 
Its sad to note, but there are more archeology programs in the state than 
there are library and information science schools. 
 
I wonder what this says about the perceived value of our profession? 
 
Torin Andrews 
San Jose State University 
School of Library and Information Science 
c/o San Diego Country Law Library 
tandrews[at]wahoo.sjsu.edu 
 
   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - 
 
I wonder *how* UCB arrived at this decision. Do you think students were 
consulted?  Do you think it was controversial among professors?  Personally, I 
find it unconscionable, with so many fine scholars in Information Science, that 
they could choose (perhaps even desire?) to distance themselves this much from 
librarianship.  Most curious but surely a sign of the times. 
 
 
-- 
Laura Norvig 
norvig[at]cruzio.com 
 
   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - 
 
 
I respectfully disagree.  I was actually hoping that that would happen. 
With Berkeley doing information science, library schools are a little freer 
to concentrate on education for librarianship.  People who want to do the 
"other jobs" like MIS, competitive intelligence or "knowledge management" 
for corporations can go to SIMS or schools like it.  I think library 
schools are too watered down and I like that a school has chosen a tighter 
focus.  They are sending a clear message that they are not our competition. 
I think it _is_ a sign of the times.  The information sector is huge and I 
don't think one kind of program can serve the whole thing.  I also don't 
think that means that pure library schools can slack of in the technology 
area. 
 
Just my opinion. 
 
Rory Litwin 
 
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17. Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 1998/99: 
 
BeyondFinancial Crisis -- World Bank [.pdf] 
 
http://www.worldbank.org/prospects/gep98-99/ 
 
On December 2 the World Bank released a new 200 page annual report on the 
global economy which contained thinly veiled criticism of the International 
Monetary Fund and US Treasury's handling of the Asian financial crisis. The 
crucial mistake, the report maintains, was their decision to push Asian 
nations into easing their interest rates, which set off the 
almost-worldwide recession. While it warns that a substantial danger 
remains that the world could fall into recession in 1999, the report 
predicts that the economies of most of the distressed nations will improve 
into 2000. In addition to an analysis of the short- and long-term prospects 
of the developing world, the report offers policy suggestions for 
preventing or managing future crises. At the site, the users will find the 
full text of the report, a summary, the foreword, press releases in 
multiple languages, and a PowerPoint slide show. [MD] 
 
>From the Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1998. 
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ 
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18. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 
 
http://www.hrw.org/hrw/worldreport99/index.html 
 
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its ninth annual review of human 
rights around the world in advance of Human Rights Day, December 10, 1998, 
the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 
report covers events and developments in 68 countries from December 1997 
through early November 1998. The report is generally well-written, offering 
excellent overviews of the conditions of human rights on regional and 
selected national levels. Users in the US may be particularly interested in 
the detailed critique of American policies on human rights both 
internationally and within its own borders. The Report also provides 
information on selected campaigns and thematic concerns, such as arms, and 
the rights of women and children. [MD] 
 
>From the Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1998. 
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ 
___________________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
19. The Cambodian Genocide Program 
 
http://www.yale.edu/cgp/ 
 
Text Version 
http://www.yale.edu/cgp/text.htm 
 
The Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia was one of the modern era's worst 
examples of state-sponsored violence and organized murder and repression. 
At least 1.7 million people lost their lives from unnatural causes in a 
four year period, 1975-79. Unlike other twentieth century genocides, the 
mass killings of Pol Pot's regime have been largely undocumented and 
unprosecuted for many years. The Cambodia Genocide Program (CGP) at Yale 
University was created in an effort to collect and study information on 
these crimes to assist any possible future prosecutions and provide a 
critical understanding of genocide "which can be marshaled in the 
prevention of political violence against populations elsewhere in the 
world." The core of this site and the major product of CGP's mission is the 
Cambodian Genocide Data Base (CGDB), which contains four different types of 
records: bibliographic, biographic, photographic and geographic. The first 
offers information on over 3,000 primary and secondary documents 
"pertaining to gross violations of human rights during the Khmer Rouge 
regime," some of which are available in full text. The second database is 
an index of over 7,000 Khmer Rouge members who held authority from the 
district level up as well as many of their victims. The third database 
contains over 5,000 scanned photos of prisoners in the infamous Tuol Sleng 
Prison. The final database is a collection of maps with information on 140 
different mass grave and prison sites, mostly in southern and eastern 
Cambodia. The CGDB will continue to be updated, and thousands of records 
are in preparation. Additional resources at this indispensable site for 
students of genocide or modern Cambodia include information on the 
CGP-sponsored Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), a collection of 
miscellaneous findings on related subjects, CGP publications, and a 
selection of translated documents. [MD] 
 
>From the Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1998. 
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ 
___________________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
20. World Paper Money - http://aes.iupui.edu/rwise/ 
 
        Find pictures of over 2,000 bank notes, front and back, from 
        all over the world. Straightforward geographic arrangement 
        makes it easy to locate any country's currency. Also 
        includes an extensive list of links to other legal tender sites. 
        - mpk 
 
New at Librarians' Index to the Internet. 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/ 
___________________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
21. Popes Through the Ages: The Complete List of Popes 
 
    http://www.knight.org/advent/ppindx.htm 
        Biographical information on all 265 Popes of the Roman 
        Catholic Church, from 32 AD to the present. The entry for 
        Pope John Paul II has a list of links to his online speeches 
        and writings. - cl 
 
New at Librarians' Index to the Internet. 
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/ 
___________________________________________________________________________ 
 
 
 
22. The Song of the Bold Librarian (from Jo Falcon) 
 
 
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 21:07:53 -0600 (CST) 
From: jofalcon[at]ix.netcom.com (Jo Falcon) 
To:   Marian Drabkin <drabk#mm[at]oak2.ci.oakland.ca.us> 
Cc:   stumpers-list[at]crf.cuis.edu 
Subj: Re: %%Lynn Roberts, Dinah Sanders, & BOLD LIBRARIAN 
 
Marian Drabkin asks: 
 
>Jo, what is "The Bold Librarian"? If it's a song, I'd love the 
words/music. 
 
-- and I realize I have committed "half-right reference."  Mea culpa. 
A year or so ago on this list, some worthy w*mb[at] posted its full text, 
from the Digital Tradition site: 
 
    http://pubweb.parc.xerox.com/digitrad/ 
 
However, it's no longer there because of "unknown copyright status," 
with a rather irritated disclaimer: 
 
     Due to the large effort required to determine and record the 
     copyright status of over 8300 songs and tunes in the database, 
     even obviously traditional and public domain songs are currently 
     marked as "unknown copyright status". 
 
Herewith, from my own archives (compounding the crime of half-right 
reference with that of insufficient confirmation of copyright), the 
text, which can be sung to any of a number of Generic Folk Tunes. 
 
Mea culpa, next time I'll look it *all* the way up -- 
 
Jo Falcon, Duchess of URLs 
jofalcon[at]ix.netcom.com 
(415) 826-2464 
San Francisco 
-------------------------------------------------- 
 
THE BOLD LIBRARIAN 
(Joy Rutherford) 
 
Oh, some, they like the sailor man 
When he comes back to shore, 
And some they like the beggar man 
That begs from door to door, 
And some, they like the soldier man 
With his musket and his can, 
But my delight can read and write, 
He's the bold librarian. 
 
Now, this librarian, he rode out all in the dewy morn, 
And he met with the farmer's daughter and loudly he blew his horn. 
"Come in my bold librarian, and I'll mek thee a pot of tea. 
Me father, and mother have gone to town and there's nobody here but 
me." 
 
"I have a book for your mother, dear, called, `Love that dare not speak,' 
And another for your old father called, `Gunfighters of Mustang Creek,' 
But nothing I have for you, my dear," this librarian did say, 
"But anything you shall request you shall have it right away." 
 
"OO'," said the farmer's daughter and she glowed all over with fire. 
"Is it true you can bring your readers anything they desire?" 
"Oh, yes," said the bold librarian, "Oh, yes, indeed I will. 
Take me up to your chamber and I'll show you my ... professional 
skill." 
 
So they went upstairs together and they laid down on the bed, 
And he faceted her in every detail from `A' unto `Zed', 
'Til he couldn't classify her under maidens anymore. 
He said, "Such dynamic service you've never had before." 
 
Now this librarian he arose and he put on all his clothes, 
And out of his pocket he drew handfuls of gold, 
Saying, "Take this, my dearest Polly, for thee and thy baby. 
It really belongs to the Book Fund, but I'll give it all to thee." 
 
Oh come, my bold librarian and won't you marry me? 
Oh no, my dearest Polly, such things can never be, 
For married I am already to a quiet little thing. 
I've a first and second edition and a third coming out in spring. 
 
"But dost tha truly love me?" the farmer's daughter said. 
"What d'you mean," said the librarian, "Just because we've been to bed? 
In my most high profession love and sex cannot combine, [spoken] 
Because SEX is 612.6 and LOVE, which I classify under virtues not 
otherwise accounted for, is 179.9 
 
Come all you pretty fair maids, this warning you must heed; 
You must marry some simple ploughboy who can neither write nor read. 
For he may be poor and humble, but he'll love you the best he can. 
And have naught to do with that roving blade who drives the library 
van. 
 
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