Library Juice Number 1:9 - March 11, 1998

Contents of this issue: 
1. Background materials on Iraq/US crisis 
2. ENTERWeb: The Enterprise Development Website 
3. National Opportunity NOCs: Nonprofit Organization Classifieds 
4. Draft of ALA's 21st Century Intellectual Freedom Statement 
5. Excerpt from Charles Willett's response to above draft 
7. Celebrating Women's History Resource Center--Gale Research [frames] 
8. Encyclopedia of (GASP!) Trotskyism 
9. Forest History Society Web Pages 
10. Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Online 
11. _Library Hi Tech_ now online 
12. National Bio ethics Advisory Commission Cloning Report 
13. Catalogs received- MSRRT Newsletter: 
14. Upcoming Conferences and Events, from EPIC Alert, with subscription info 
15. Two short letters relating to libraries in war time 
16. Follow-up to "Librarians Against War: an open letter" 
17. Correction: URL for Progressive Librarian 
1. Background materials on Iraq/US crisis 
Mark Rosenzweig suggests the following website as the "best source of 
background material and bibliographic references for the study of the 
Iraq/US crisis. It is a special issue of MERIP REPORTS. Please distribute 
as necessary." 
2.  ENTERWeb: The Enterprise Development Website 
ENTERWeb, provided by Jean-Claude Lorin of the Canadian International 
Development Agency, is an annotated and rated metasite concerning small and 
medium sized enterprise development in both developed and developing 
countries. Sites are listed in 24 topical categories including 
entrepreneurship, incubators, and microcredit. They are available 
geographically or via an alphabetical index. Though small for a metasite, 
each of the several hundred resources is carefully annotated and rated from 
average to outstanding (rating criteria or process is not given). Resources 
include both original content and other metasites. Users can view the site 
in English or French. [JS] 
[From the Internic Scout Report: ] 
3. National Opportunity NOCs: Nonprofit Organization Classifieds 
The Management Center of San Francisco, California provides this site, the 
web counterpart of a weekly jobs and information publication by the same 
name. The heart of the site is an interactive nonprofit job search. Jobs 
can be searched by region, state (although not all states are represented), 
or keyword. Job postings contain job descriptions and application 
information. Users can also view job postings made in the last week, two 
weeks, or month. In addition, briefly annotated links to information about 
the nonprofit sector are available. Note that while the job searching is 
free, there is a fee for organizations who wish to post nonprofit jobs. [JS] 
[From the Internic Scout Report: ] 
4. Draft of ALA's 21st Century Intellectual Freedom Statement 
Subject: Libraries: An American Value: The draft 21st Century 
	Intellectual Freedom Statement 
The draft 21st Century Intellectual Freedom Statement, "Libraries: An 
American Value," to be presented to the ALA Council for adoption at the 
1999 Midwinter Meeting can be found at 
which is linked from a memo from President-Elect Ann K. Symons and the 
chair of the 21st Century Intellectual Freedom Statement Committee, June 
Pinnell-Stephens, found at 
Don Wood 
American Library Association 
Office for Intellectual Freedom 
50 East Huron Street 
Chicago, IL 60611 
Office: 800-545-2433, ext. 4225 
Fax: 312-280-4227 
E-Mail: dwood[at] 
Excerpt from a letter to SRRT members from Charles Willett, on the above draft: 
"The draft text fails to address social concerns.  It asserts that American 
libraries historically and at present are bulwarks of freedom and democracy, 
implying that they provide accurate information and a wide range of opinion 
across the spectra of class, race, gender, sexual preference, age, 
occupation, nationality, citizenship, political ideology, and status within 
the criminal justice system.  This simply is not true.  Libraries have been 
and are still heavily biased in favor of established, conservative, white, 
male, middle-class values.  "Freedom" and "democracy" are code words for 
corporate corruption and exploitation at home and imperialism abroad. 
"As an example, take the stunning upsurge of anti-war protests and 
demonstrations across the country -- our own SRRT letter among them -- 
during the recent Iraq crisis.  The information on which they were based did 
not come from local libraries.  Most libraries carry hardly any left-wing 
publications.  Similarly, all the mainstream media -- piled high in 
libraries across the country -- were rigged, as was the "town meeting" in 
Columbus, Ohio, fed live by CNN into millions of homes.  Fortunately, the 
rigging went awry, because thousands of activists found OTHER SOURCES OF 
INFORMATION besides libraries and the media.  Here in Gainesville, where we 
held a rally and a teach-in, an amazing amount of information from 
independent groups and individuals was collected and disseminated within a 
few days through the Internet and e-mail. 
"No reaffirmation of sweet platitudes by ALA can smother the stench within 
America's institutions.  Before libraries can claim to defend intellectual 
freedom, they must begin to address honestly the underlying economic and 
social injustices that generate and perpetuate hatred, fear, prejudice, 
ignorance, censorship, misinformation, injustice and violence domestically 
and worldwide.  If others share my concerns, would a small group of SRRT/AC 
members be interested in drafting an open letter or resolution for SRRT/AC 
approval to publish and to send to June Pinnell-Stephens, Chair, 
Intellectual Freedom Statement 21 Committee?     --Charles 
Featured Site: 
I would appreciate a little feedback from list members on this one. 
Link at: 
I would appreciate your comments on this free search engine. This will 
help me to decide on how to rate it. 
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to search domain names, check 
out WebSitez. This service searches domain names and ONLY domain names, 
which can come in very handy when you only know part of a site's Web 
NOTE: More information on how to design Web page that are accessible 
can be found at: 
Celebrating Women's History Resource Center--Gale Research [frames] 
The 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement is commemorated with 
this site by Gale Research. New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, 
Astronaut Shannon Lucid, and US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright are 
just three of the newer additions to the list of over 60 brief biographies. 
Educators looking for ways to celebrate Women's History Month will find 
sixteen different activities described for various age groups, including 
round table discussions, public awareness campaigns, and reading. The 
Trials section provides background on ten trials of historical significance 
to women in the United States. Visitors can also test their women's history 
IQ in a 20-question quiz or scroll through a timeline of key events in 
women's history. [AG] 
[From the Internic Scout Report: ] 
8. Encyclopedia of (GASP!) Trotskyism 
I would like to inform you that the Encyclopedia of Trotskyism online 
(ETOL) is now available at the following URL: 
Luciano Dondero 
9. Forest History Society Web Pages 
The Forest History Society is a non-profit educational institution 
established in 1946 to promote the study of human interaction 
with the natural environment from a historical perspective. 
We invite you to visit our new web pages at: 
containing information on the Society's: 
* Library 
* Archives 
* Photograph Collection 
* Oral History Program 
* Publications - including the journal _Environmental History_ 
* Awards and Fellowships 
* Membership Benefits 
and providing search access to the Society's: 
* Bibliography of over 23,500 records on the history of: 
        forests and forestry, environmental protection, 
        land use, natural resources management, parks and 
        protected areas, wildlife conservation, and related 
* Archival Guide listing 6,500 records describing: 
        forest and conservation history collections at over 
        450 universities, historical societies, and 
        government archives in the United States and Canada 
Future plans for the web site include: environmental 
education pages for teachers and students; pages relating 
to U.S. Forest Service history; finding aids for the Society's 
archival collections; online order and membership forms; 
and more historic photos. 
Suggestions for improvements are very much appreciated. 
Please feel free to share this information with other 
interested parties. 
Cheryl Oakes 
Forest History Society 
701 Wm. Vickers Ave. 
Durham NC 27701-3162 
10. Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Online 
Subject:      [FYI] Studies in Bibliography Online 
                    "STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY" ONLINE: 
The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased 
to announce a major new website for literary study, textual scholarship, and 
bibliographical analysis, which can be accessed on the Internet at 
In addition to information about the society, visitors will find several 
large electronic text resources. 
In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Bibliographical Society 
has made freely available in electronic form the first forty-nine 
volumes of its flagship journal, "Studies in Bibliography", a premier 
publication of bibliographical studies worldwide. Users may search the 
entire contents of all the volumes published 1948-1996, making this a 
valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and research institutions alike. 
11. _Library Hi Tech_ now online 
The tables of contents plus article-abstracts for recent issues of the 
peer-reviewed journal _Library Hi Tech_ are now on available on the 
Web at: <> 
We will continue to add new issues as they appear, and we hope to add 
full text versions of back issues at some time in the not too far 
distant future. 
The space for this site has been provided by Michigan State University 
Best wishes... Michael 
Michael Seadle,  seadle[at] <mailto:seadle[at]> 
Michigan State University Library 
phone: 517-432-0807; fax 517-432-1191 
Editor, Library Hi Tech 
12. National Bioethics Advisory Commission Cloning Report 
Subject:      Re: Cloning report online? 
A print version can be requested online.  We received ours 
within a week. 
On Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:03:59 -0600 Clare Beck 
>    This year's hot document in my library is Cloning Human 
> Beings: report...of the National Bioethics Advisory 
> Commission, PREX 1.19: B 52/C 62.  I just spent half an 
> hour clicking around the WWW, trying to determine if there 
> is a copy online.  Before spending any more time searching, 
> I thought I'd check whether someone on govdoc-l knows of an 
> Internet source.     - Clare Beck  lib_beck[at] 
Marie Greenhagen 
Documents Department 
School of Law Library 
Valparaiso University 
Valparaiso, IN  46383-6493 
13. Catalogs received, MSRRT Newsletter, 
Nonprofit Aperture is an important photography publisher whose works by Jock 
Sturges have been attacked recently by body-phobic zealots. New and recent 
titles: Juarez: the laboratory of our future, Antonio Turok's Chiapas: el 
fin del silencio/the end of silence, Mexican photographer Graciela 
Iturbide's Images of the spirit and Dona Ann McAdams' Caught in the act: a 
visual history of contemporary multimedia performance. (20 East 23rd St., 
New York, NY 10010, 1-800-929-2323, FAX: 212-598-4105; 
Filmakers Library distributes independent films and videos of all kinds, 
including such recent titles as "The Artist Was a Woman" and "South Central 
Los Angeles: Inside Voices." (124 E. 40th St., New York, NY 10016, 
212-808-4980, FAX: 212-808-4983, info[at], 
Forthcoming from Pathfinder Press: Frank Kofsky's John Coltrane and the jazz 
revolution of the 1960s and White Business, Black music. (410 West St., New 
York, NY 10014, 212-741-0690, FAX: 212-727-0150). 
Shen's Books specializes in children's literature dealing with Asian 
culture. Recent titles include Jouanah: a Hmong Cinderella and To swim in 
our own pond: a book of Vietnamese proverbs. (821 South First Ave., Arcadia, 
CA 91006, 1-800-456-6660, FAX: 818-445-6940, info[at], 
Writers and Readers new titles include Aliona Gibson's Nappy: growing up 
Black & female in America, Ron David's Toni Morrison for beginners, and 
Deborah Wyrick's Fanon for beginners. (P.O. Box 461, Village Station, New 
York, NY 10012, 212-982-3158, FAX: 212-777-4924). 
New poetry from West End Press: Paula Gunn Allen's Life is a fatal disease: 
selected poems, 1964-1994, Levi Romero's In the gathering of silence, and 
nila northSun's A snake in her mouth. (P.O. Box 27334, Albuquerque, NM 
Noble Press new titles include When divas get ready (an African American gay 
mystery), Soulful travel (a Black travel guide), and Spirit speaks to 
sisters: inspiration and empowerment for Black women. (1020 S. Wabash. Ste. 
4-D, Chicago, IL 60605, 312-922-3910, FAX: 312-922-3902). 
Cinco Puntos Press new and recent titles include Modelo Antiguo: a novel of 
Mexico City, The late great Mexican border: reports from a disappearing 
line, and Message to the nurse of dreams: a collection of short fiction, the 
latter part of the "Hell Yes! Texas Women" series. (2709 Louisville, El 
Paso, TX 79930, 1-800-566-9072). 
Monthly Review Press recent titles include Gender politics in Latin America: 
debates in theory and practice and Doug Dowd's Blues for America: a 
critique, a lament, and some memories. (122 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001, 
212-691-2555, mreview[at]; 
Hungry Mind Press new and recent titles (Fall 97): John Jiler's Sleeping 
with the mayor (about New York's "Kochville," sprung from a vigil against 
homelessness) and Without a guide: contemporary women's travel adventures. 
(1648 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, 612-699-7038, FAX: 612-699-7190, 
Beacon Press new titles include Geoffrey Canada's Reaching up for manhood: 
transforming the lives of boys in America, Nancy Mairs' Waist-high in the 
world: a life among the non-disabled, and I begin my life all over: the 
Hmong and the American immigrant experience, by Lillian Faderman with Ghia 
Xiong. (25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108-2892, info[at]; 
Cleis Press' latest offerings include PoMoSexuals: challenging assumptions 
about gender and sexuality, Pam Keesey's Vamps: an illustrated history of 
the femme fatale, and Tristan Taormino's The ultimate guide to anal sex for 
women. (P.O. Box 14684, San Francisco, CA 94114, 415-575-4700, FAX: 
415-575-4705, cleis[at]; leis.htm). 
14.   Upcoming Conferences and Events, from EPIC Alert, with subscription info 
ETHICOMP98. March 25-27,1998.  Erasmus University, The Netherlands. 
Sponsored by the Centre for Computing and Social Reponsibility 
Medical Privacy in the Information Age: Access, Ethics and 
Accountability Friday, March 27, 1998. Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by 
The Women's Law Center of Maryland. Contact: conf98[at] 
1998 IEEE Symposium on  IEEE Computer Society, Oakland, CA, May 3-6. 
Sponsored by IEEE and IACR. Contact: 
ACM Policy98. May 10-12, 1998. Washington, DC. Sponsored by ACM and 
1998 EPIC Cryptography and Privacy Conference. June 8, 1998. 
Washington, DC. Sponsored by EPIC, Harvard University and London 
School of Economics. Contact: info[at] 
INET'98, July 21-24, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland. Sponsored by Internet 
Advances in Social Informatics and Information Systems, Baltimore, 
MD, Aug. 14-16, 1998.  Sponsored by the Association for Information 
Systems Contact: 
CPSR Annual Conference - Internet Governance.  Boston, Mass, Oct. 
10-11. Sponsored by CPSR. contact: cpsr[at] 
          (Send calendar submissions to alert[at] 
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15. Two short letters relating to libraries in war time 
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]> 
Subject: Re: Wars, conflicts and our forum--Against the Weapons of Mass 
MIME-Version: 1.0 
X-To: Yvonne Farley <farleyy[at]> 
X-Cc: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]> 
On Sat, 7 Mar 1998, Yvonne Farley wrote: 
> There is a book which documents the 'apolitical' route: PUBLIC LIBRARIES 
> IN NAZI GERMANY by Margaret Stieg. 
I just received a letter today from _People's Culture_ editor Fred 
Whitehead who writes: 
"In the last issue of your newsletter you mentioned Margaret Stieg's book 
_Public Libraries in Nazi Germany_. I immediately located this book and 
am reading it now. It's bone-chilling, I assure you, manily because 
almost none of the librarians there made a significant protest against 
banning of authors, burning their books, etc. It's not so much the horror 
of the crimes themselves, as the silence about them..." 
Yvonne, thanks for the "heads up" on this. The book was published in 1992 by 
University of Alabama Press. 
--Chris D. 
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]> 
Subject: Re: Wars, conflicts and our forum--Against the Weapons of Mass 
MIME-Version: 1.0 
X-To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]> 
X-Sender: bcorliss[at] 
Not all librarians "went along" in Europe during World War II.  While I 
was an ALA Library Fellow at the American Library in Paris I had a chance 
to read some of the documentation that chronicled how the staff of that 
particular library resisted Nazis. For a more complete history of this 
library see their website at 
BTW, this library came into existence as an ALA initiative to send books 
to soldiers during World War I. 
Bonita Corliss 
   *               Bonita C. Corliss, Co-Chair                * 
  ***       Gay Lesbian Bisexual Librarians Task Force       *** 
 *****             American Library Association             ***** 
*******               bcorliss[at]               ******* 
16. Follow-up to "Librarians Against War: an open letter" 
What follows is a follow-up letter from members of SRRT Action Council 
thanking all those many librarians who signed the "Librarians Against War: 
an open letter" and calling for continued vigilence. 
For those of you who distributed the original letter to various listserve, 
please do the same with this follow-up.  Thanks to all. 
Elaine Harger, SRRT Sec'y 
49 Osborne Terrace 
Newark NJ  07108 
973/623-7642 home 
212/569-0290 ext. 404 work 
March 10, 1998 
50 W. 96th Street #3D 
New York NY  10025 
To All Who Signed the Open Letter "Librarians Against War": 
The Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council of the American 
Library Association thanks all those librarians, library workers and 
library students who supported our "Librarians Against War:  an open 
letter," which expressed our collective opposition to the US-initiated 
plans to bomb the nation of Iraq. We applaud all those who have played a 
role in staying the hand on the levers of military destruction, including 
the offices of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. 
We view with alarm, however, the continued build-up of military forces 
poised to strike at Iraq. 
We urge our fellow librarians-for-peace to remain vigilant in the face of 
the on-going military deployment. We on SRRT Action Council voice our 
support for an end to military preparations. We call for an end to the 
embargo and sanctions which are crippling the Iraqi people and hitting 
hardest at the children of Iraq. 
In solidarity, 
SRRT Action Council Members:  Josephine Anemaet; Carol Barta; Sanford 
Berman; Kim Edson; Yvonne Farley; Elaine Harger; Larry W. Heiman; Al Kagan; 
Mark E. Martin; Veronda J. Pitchford; Mark Rosenzweig; Wendy Thomas; 
Charles Willett 
17. Correction: URL for Progressive Librarian 
I announced this last week and put a period at the end of the URL, which 
messed it up for some users.  Once again, the full text of the most recent 
issue of Progressive Librarian is up on the web; new print issue is due out 
soon.  Subscription is inexpensive; details at the website.  The URL so 
that it will work: 
Hope you enjoy it. 
Here's the table of contents of issue 12/13: 
    Issue no.12/13, Spring, Summer 1997 
    The End of Information and the Future of Libraries, by Phil Agre 
    A House Divided Against Itself: ACRL leadership, Academic Freedom 
    & Electronic Resources, by John Buschman 
    A Primer on WIPO & Database Extraction Rights, by James Love 
    Corporate Inroads & Librarianship: The Fight for the Soul of the 
    Profession in the New Millennium, by Peter Mcdonald 
    GII: Global Power Grab, by Vigdor Schreibman 
    Speech by the Superintendent of Documents at ALA 
    Statement of Robert L. Oakley on the GPO Budget 
    Notes from the Front Lines at SFPL 
    From France: Libraries Losing their Reason 
    William F. Birdsall's The Myth of the Electronic Library,, 
    reviewed by Mark Rosenzweig 
    7 Years of Progressive Librarian, Tables of Contents (this page) 
    Notes on the Contributors 
   Rory Litwin                mailto:rlitwin[at] 
   PO Box 720511              phone: (408) 286-6409 
   San Jose, CA  95172 

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