Library Juice 3:16 - April 26, 2000


1. LIBREF-L Archives
2. Dutch web searching tutorial
3. Dot Com Statistics
4. World's largest Tetris game on the side of Brown U. Library
5. Judge rules library books are child pornography
6. New "Indexing Anarchism" site
7. French plan pits authors vs. librarian
8. May issue of American Libraries: Library Service to Poor People
9. Selection Policies for 16mm in Public Libraries
10. Vanity E-Books
11. Docster?
12. Karen Schneider contacted by US DOJ
15. New TFOE web site
16. May Day
17. Beltane
18. Oh, Schlastlivchik!
19. Gorey, Edward

Quote for the week:

"There are two ways not to suffer from the inferno we are all living in
every day. The first suits most people: accept the inferno and become part
of it to the point where you don't even see it any more. The second is
riskier and requires constant attention and willingness to learn: seek
out and know how to recognize whoever and whatever, in the midst of the
inferno, is not inferno, and help them last, give them space."
-Italo  Calvino

Home page of the week: Priscilla Pratt


1. LIBREF-L Archives

Date:    Wed, 19 Apr 2000 09:49:33 -0400
From:    librefed <librefed[at]>
Subject: LIBREF-L Archives (message from Moderator)
MIME-Version: 1.0

I apologize for sending this to the entire list but I accidentally deleted an
inquiry from a list member on how to search the archives.  So, this may be a
good refresher for others as well:-)

The LIBREF-L archives are searchable via the Web:

      1) These are
      keyword searchable archives located here at Kent. The content
      goes back to mid-December 1995.

      2) will allow you to search in the
      archives of bit.listserv.libref-l (The Usenet gateway version of
      LIBREF-L). These archives go back to about 1995.

Leela Balraj,
LIBREF-L Co-Listowner

2. Dutch web searching tutorial

Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 14:58:26 +0200
From: schmitz <Roger.Schmitz[at]>
Organization: Tilburg University
To: rory[at]
Subject: announcement from the Netherlands

Dear Rory,

May I draw your attention to a free online basic tutorial on searching
the Web developed by Peter van Tilburg and Roger Schmitz, librarians at
Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The approach is slightly European
and /or Dutch.

Titel: Searching the World Wide Web: a basic tutorial

                  Thank you,
                                       Roger Schmitz
                                       Tilburg University Library

3. Dot Com Statistics -- Network Solutions

Created and maintained by Network Solutions, this site provides easy
access to recent (January 2000) and past domain registration
statistics and trivia. US, International, and business domain
statistics tables for 1998, 1999, and January 2000 are offered, as
well as some other quick facts. An interesting and quick diversion,
the site promises future monthly updates. [MD]

> From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.

4. World's largest Tetris game on the side of Brown U. Library

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 18:05:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Michael A. Golrick" <mgolrick[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>
Subject: Libraries as physical games

Hi -

On a discussion list from my undergrad alma mater there was a reference to
an article about the largest Tetris game in the world which is on the side
of the 14 story Sciences Library at Brown University.

Have fun!

Michael A. Golrick  mgolrick[at]
Southern Connecticut Library Council
2911 Dixwell Ave, Suite 201
Hamden CT 06518-3130
203/288.5757 (voice) 203/287.5757 (fax)

Connecticut Chapter Councilor (ALA Council)
Connecticut Library Association President, 1999-2000

Check out the *new* SCLC Home page:

5. Judge rules library books are child pornography

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 11:19:56 -0500
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
Subject: [IFACTION:814] Judge rules two library books are child pornography,
not art
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>

from San Diego UNION-TRIBUNE
Judge rules two library books are child pornography, not art

"San Diego police said yesterday that they will investigate a judge's
ruling that pictures copied by a pedophile from books available at the
San Diego downtown public library are child pornography."


Don Wood
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom

6. New "Indexing Anarchism" site

Subject: new 'Indexing anarchism' site
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 15:06:34 +0100
From: "john.patten" <john.patten[at]>
To: worker-librarians-digest[at]

Dear colleagues,
hello there. As part of my Library course I've produced a portal of
resources for indexing anarchist collections (This should support my
dissertation which is to produce an anarchist thesaurus)
See what you think of it:
Indexing anarchism

Please don't tell me my anarchist links are not comprehensive - they're not
meant to be. If anything else annoys you, let me know. Feedback from
colleagues who've done something similar themselves, or more cataloguing
than me would be welcome, likewise if you've had fun or horrors trying to
organise a group of web resources



7. French plan pits authors vs. librarian

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 07:12:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Tsang <dtsang[at]>
To: PLGNET-L <PLGNet-L[at]>
Subject: French plan pits authors vs. librarians

A French plan to charge 5 francs for each book loan in a library to fund
authors' retirement plans is sparking controversy.  See Liberation this

To get a translation of most of the article, go to:

and enter the url for the article in the box Translate Please.
and change in the pull down menu to French to English, and click on

Daniel C. Tsang
Bibliographer for Asian American Studies,
Economics and Politics
Machine-Readable Data Files Librarian
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
380 Main Library
University of California
PO Box 19557
Irvine CA 92623-9557

(949) 824-4978
(949) 824-2700 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: /aware.htm
host, "Subversity" on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County
  now each Friday from 5-6 p.m. from Oct. 1, 1999
on; selected shows now on RealAudio
  e-mail: subversity[at]
  KUCI live on the Web:
N.B.: This is NOT official University of California correspondence.

8. May issue of American Libraries: Library Service to Poor People

From: kmccook[at]
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 07:56:21 -0400
Subject: [SRRTAC-L:4516] POOR PEOPLE

The May issue of American Libraries has been posted on the ALA webpage.
The theme is library service to poor people. It won't be mailed for a week
or so.  The editorial notes it is dedicated to Sanford Berman, the SRRT
poor/homeless webpage URL is provided and Karen Venturella's book and
the ALA PPP noted.

The consolidation of these concerns is in response to SB's challenge
when I was OLOS Chair to get the PPP out in front. This is a small step,
but a step.

Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Coordinator of Community Outreach, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor, School of Library & Information Science,
University of South Florida, CIS 1040,
Tampa, FL 33620    813-974-9182   kmccook[at]


Editor's note: for American Libraries Online for SRRT's Homelessness Hunger & Poverty Task Force

9. Selection Policies for 16mm in Public Libraries - Steve Fesenmaier

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 09:41:07 -0400
From: Steve Fesenmaier <fesenms[at]>
Organization: WVLC

Rory Litwin has posted my 1979 MLS thesis on his website. It was my
second thesis that I wrote after I had moved to WV in Sept. 1978. My
first was rejected  by my jealous advisor, Harris McClaskey - it was
called "Cinema Anti-therapy". The basic theme was that various
filmmakers such as Les Blank, Werner Herzog, and Dusan Makavejev made
films which showed individuals who were labelled mad or insane were in
fact sane, fighting an insane culture. It was eventually published in a
national magazine, "Film/Psychology Review". That led to an interview in
"Behavior Today" magazine, the second largest psychology magazine in the
country; and a live interview with a radio psycholgist in Detroit. I was
invited to several international conferences on cinema therapy. This
second thesis has been used all over the US, including by media
librarians who gave presentations at NYLA - Jean Haynes, media librarian
for Jamestown, NY, used it. McFarland, one of the profession's leading
publishers, asked me to write a book on visual illiteracy in the
profession one summer after I attacked Randy Pittman, then editor of av
for Library Journal. He panned one of my two favorite films - WR:
MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM by Dusan Makavejev - in his video review. I
mentioned my MLS thesis, stating  that I had shown that librarians did
DISTRIBUTE THEM? People wrote in all summer, mainly supporting me, some
attacking me. I did not write the book for McFarland - why write a book
about visually backward librarians who could only read books...whereas
they needed to watch hundreds of films, and learn something about the
field. For years I taught film courses and worked for the University
Film Society in Minneapolis, and here in WV I have taught film courses,
co-founded the WV International Film Festival 15 years ago, worked on
many films including "Matewan", "East Wind, West Wind: The Life of Pearl
Buck", "Books Our Children Read", written film criticism for 20 years in
my own quarterly, "Zoopraxographic" and for statewide magazines
-Appalachian Intelligencer, WV Arts News, and for the last decae,
Graffiti. Everyone seems to love what I have done, here in WV and in
Minnesota - except my fellow bureaucrats, both at the University of
Minnesota and here at the WV Library Commission. I was transferred out
of Film Services in January 1999 by David Price, the new director of
WVLC. I am now the research librarian for the agency - the first one. I
continue to write for Graffiti, and to help program WVIFF, the
Charleston Jewish Film Festival, and many other events, both around the
state and US. Every day I think about the great need to "educate the
educators" - in my case, the library directors, librarians, and library
staff. I will continue to do so until I die. - Steve Fesenmaier,
Charleston, West Virginia April 21, 2000

Stephen L. Fesenmaier

10. Vanity E-Books

Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 20:59:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Thomas J. Hennen Jr." <thennen[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>
Subject: e-vanity fare?

Most libraries have a policy regarding the inclusion of self-published or
vanity press works.  But what of vanity e-books?M.J. Rose has a relavant
piece in Wired magazine titled E-Books for Writers, Not Readers.  It is at:,1284,35722,00.html

He notes that ìwhile 5 percent of the survey respondents said they bought
Stephen King's e-book, Riding the Bullet, less than 1 percent claim to
actually have read it.î So was the shooter firing blanks, one wonders?  The
survey was by the Book Report Network at:

Rose goes on to note that there are over 24 million writers in the United
States but less than 5 percent have been published. Companies such as
Xlibris, iUniverse, and Mightywords are wooing the other 95 percent, often
as not to what used to be called vanity publishing.  And the public library
issues are thought provoking, indeed.

I am reminded of Richard Brautiganís Library for Books Nobody Wants.  The
concept is in his book, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966. New York:
Simon and Schuster, 1971. The book is out of print, and only available in
libraries :-)  And, as an aside, how is this for the great as
clueless?  Though it is out of print, they offer two options - e-Bay, natch,
but also other "historical romances!"  Kerouac, Ginsberg and Brautigan would
have gotten a great HOWL out of that!  I saw the best dot coms of my
generation destroyed by... ah well.

Bruatigan's main character was a librarian at a mythical library. The
library was at at 3150 Sacramento Street in San Francisco. At this library
anyone who wrote a book could add it to the shelves. Books were accepted in
any form. There was no Dewey Decimal arrangement, nor any other order to the
library. The author alone decides on which shelf the book should be.
Brautigan is rumored to have self-published a work in 1968 entitled "The San
Francisco Library: A Publishing House." No more than 10 copies are thought
to exist.

Brautigan was at one time a best selling beat/hippie author.  Early in his
career, he like many beat authors and poets, had trouble getting his stuff
published.  One can speculate on this as his motivation for the library in
his novel.  According to the site just noted, a manuscript library from
Brautigan is being housed at the Burlington VT(Fletcher Free Library). The
library is not accepting any new submissions :-) Mayonnaise jars serve as

So, for library planning purposes we will soon have some
questions -questions that Brautigan's librarian may have asked upon a time.
Do we supply only the e-book titles we purchase/select?  Or do we take
donations of e-vanity fare?  If we take donations, wonít we need to read
them first?  If not how do we assure they are consistent with our collection
development policies, not to mention consistency with the state and federal
laws for our library?  And e-book plates for donated vanity fare, what do we
do with them?

I have no answers here, only questions that I think Brautigan, among others
may have liked.  But I do have an observation, to Joe Schallan and others -
I still think its a great time to be a librarian.

So sign me once again,

Thomas J. Hennen Jr.
6014 Spring Street
Racine,WI  53406
Voice: 414-886-1625  Fax: 414-886-5424

"Will the highways on the Internet become more few?" - George (Dubya)Bush at
Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000


11. Docster?

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:59:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Thomas J. Hennen Jr." <thennen[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>
Subject: Docster: Earth's Most Distibuted Library?

Napster, the music copying site has taken the college set by storm and
unnerved the CD music business to no end.  See:

Napster has been described as the first "killer ap" since the web browser.
Hollywood and Nashville are taking notice, are we?  See one view at:,5859,2553329,00.html

Now there is a proposal from oss4lib for Docster for ILL of journal articles
that is sure to get the legal types to sit up and take notice.  The kernel
of the idea is a bit like OCLC had for cataloging or like a lot of other
automated systems since: write once, read many times. The author, Dan
Chudnov, has a brilliant proposal for massively distributed journal articles
that are currently being photocopied again and again throughtout the library
world.  He proposes copyright compliance, privacy for users, and a host of
other things that will strike any librarian as needful.  Steve, Karen and
Steve, this has to be an adjunct to the Earth's Largest Library- perhaps the
earth's most distributed library?

Try this for one quote and then see the article:

"unny how napster doesn't care about dublin core or MARC. It doesn't need a
circulation module. It doesn't even matter what kind of computer you have,
as long as you have a working client and decent bandwidth. Think of the
implications of applying this model in our libraries. With all the advances
in standardization of e-print archives and such (see the Open Archives
initiative), we already have high hopes about the future of online
publishing. With that solved, maybe the napster model could help us deal
with our favorite legacy format: bound journals."

See the proposal for Docster at:

oss4lib is Open source systems for libraries.  Their mission is to cultivate
the collaborative power of open source software engineering to build better
and free systems for use in libraries. They maintain a listing of free
software and systems designed for libraries and track news about project
updates or related issues of interest. They are mostly from Yale University.

The box outside of which we must think is a real shape shifter, no?

Sign me as


Thomas J. Hennen Jr.
6014 Spring Street
Racine,WI  53406
Voice: 414-886-1625  Fax: 414-886-5424

12. Karen Schneider contacted by US DOJ

From: "Karen G. Schneider" <kgs[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>
Subject: [ALACOUN:4619] US DOJ on Warpath Against Free Expression
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 11:34:30 -0400

Dear Council--not to deter anyone from the really important work of editing
the Core Values Task Force statement, but the US DOJ has been contacting
filtering experts in an attempt to persuade us to testify on behalf of the
government's case for COPA.  See:,1283,35800,00.html

The article notes that I was "reportedly" contacted; the USDOJ did call me
by phone and followed up with a package of material, but my guess is that
after they read my expert reports for the Mainstream Loudoun case, they
realized I wasn't their gal.  I may be critical of filters, but I'm even
more critical of attempts to tighten a noose around the First Amendment.

The idea that anyone under 17 could not legally access a wide variety of
material scares the dickens out of me--I can't wait to see what
"contemporary community standards" would boil down to.  As for
authors--well, I've always thought Stephen King lacked artistic value; I've
heard that kids like his books, too... so let's take away his Rocketbook and
throw him in the pokey!

Between COPA and UCITA, we're rapidly approaching Fahrenheit 451...

Karen G. Schneider kgs[at]
Assistant Director of Technology
Shenendehowa Public Library, Clifton Park, NY


Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 17:55:04 -0400
From: "Emily Sheketoff" <ES[at]>
To: <ALAcoun[at]>
Subject:  UCITA

The following was prepared by Miriam Nisbet of the Washington office of

UCITA - State Contract Law Intersects Federal Copyright Law

What is UCITA?  The Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA)
is a proposed state contract law developed to regulate transactions in
intangible goods such as computer software, online databases and other
information products in digital form.  UCITA was originally intended to be
a revision to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has been adopted in
almost all of the states and territories of the U.S. and which ensures
consistent rules governing contract law from state to state.  Because the
two legal bodies charged with drafting changes to the UCC failed last year
to agree on a draft, the proposed statute is being introduced in each state
as a stand-alone addition to the state's legal codes.  Publishers and large
software producers are the primary supporters of UCITA. Libraries, consumer
protection groups, and a number of businesses have been among those
opposing the enactment of UCITA as it has been introduced in several states
starting in the Fall of 1999. 

Why are libraries concerned about the proposed law? UCITA would validate
terms in shrink wrap and clickable licenses that restrict uses by libraries
that are otherwise allowed under copyright law.  Currently, many software
and information products are sold as shrink-wrapped packages or as products
downloaded through the Internet from a vendor's web site.  Although
obtaining software and informa-tion products through the Internet is a
convenience for everyone, libraries included, when a buyer breaks the
wrapping or clicks "ok" with his or her mouse, that buyer is entering into
a contract or license with terms that may restrict otherwise legitimate
uses of the product, such as legally transferring the software or digital
works; publicly discussing the product; or providing access to other users.
Moreover, the buyer likely does not even know that he or she has agreed to
those contract terms.  In other words, UCITA would allow an end run around
currently legitimate practices under the copyright exceptions for fair use,
first sale, and preservation.

Is UCITA being introduced in your state?  If you become aware that UCITA
is being proposed in your state legislature, please let ALA's Washington
Office know by contacting Miriam Nisbet, Legislative Counsel, at
1-800-941-8478 or at <mnisbet[at]>

For additional information:

ALA Washington Office web page:

4CITE Coalition web page:


By Norman Solomon   /   Creators Syndicate

During the recent protests in Washington against the World Bank and
International Monetary Fund, the leading cable news network became
fascinated with "independent media." Journalism free of huge economic
interests -- what a concept!

"Modern-day demonstrators say you just can't trust folks like us, the
so-called corporate media," a CNN anchor explained, introducing a report
that aired repeatedly over a two-day period. Correspondent Brooks Jackson
took it from there. "They call themselves the independent media," he said,
and that means working without ties to the large corporations of the media

"Global corporate media? Gee, that would be us," Jackson deadpanned, "CNN,
owned by Time Warner, soon to be merged with America Online. They don't
like us very much. They want to tell their story their way."

Naturally, CNN proceeded to tell their story CNN's way. The report allowed
the "independent journalists" just a few tightly snipped words in edgewise.
But at least one incisive remark made it through the network's editing
gauntlet: "We believe that objectivity is, in fact, a myth -- that everyone
has a bias, everyone has an agenda -- and that corporations like major news
corporations have a corporate bias."

Well, getting even a few seconds to make that point on CNN amounted to a
bit of a breakthrough, although the correspondent's narration was intent on
maintaining a bemused tone. Meanwhile, as usual, self-satire on CNN's part
appeared to be inadvertent.

Midway through the report, one of the independent journalists complained
that on television, "Usually the corporate folks get the last word." Sure
enough, a minute later CNN's Jackson got the last word, reading the end of
the script as he noted "some unintended irony -- a protest against
globalism covering itself on the World Wide Web."

It was the kind of quip that goes over big in network studios, a smirky
tag line with insight more apparent than real. In this case, the
correspondent provided an easy cliche -- obscuring the vast distinction
between international solidarity and corporate globalization.

Gathering in the nation's capital to take action on behalf of human
rights, economic justice, labor rights and environmental protection,
thousands of protesters understood from the outset that mainstream news was
unlikely to illuminate the key issues. Efforts by independent journalists
have made alternative coverage available at and other

These days, news stories about "independent media" often emphasize the use
of digital technology. But the most important successes are human rather
than technical. No matter how modern the streaming audio and video, it
wouldn't matter much if people across the country and around the planet
weren't eager to find out what anti-corporate demonstrators are doing and
why they're doing it.

Within the appreciable constraints of corporate journalism, the mass
media's coverage of the protests against the IMF and World Bank included
some valuable reporting. For instance, Time magazine's April 24 edition had
a short trenchant piece headlined "The IMF: Dr. Death?" Such content exists
in mainstream media today because -- for years and decades -- activists as
well as small (and yes, independent) media persisted in challenging the
power of corporate globalizers while large media outlets could hardly have
seemed to care less.

Yes, corporate sensibilities usually get the last word. But not always.
So, we conclude here with words from one of the great American journalists
and media critics of the last century, George Seldes. For several decades,
he struggled to boost journalistic independence as a crucial antidote to
the convergence of big money and media power.

"Only in democratic countries," he wrote in the 1930s, "is there the
beginning of a suspicion that the old axiom about the press being the
bulwark of liberty is something that affects the daily life of the people
-- that it is a living warning rather than an ancient wisecrack. A people
that wants to be free must arm itself with a free press."

If cable television had been around then, top news editors at CNN would
probably have considered Seldes to be an odd sort of fellow. He was an
independent journalist who believed in eternal vigilance as a prerequisite
for the free flow of information. "Never grow weary of protesting," he
advised. "In this sensitive business of dealing with the public which
depends on faith and good will, protest is a most effective weapon.
Therefore protest."

***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***

To read a related article by Norman Solomon about elite press reaction to
the demonstrations in Washington, go to:

15. New TFOE web site

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 13:35:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Frederick W Stoss <fstoss[at]>
To: ...

Greetings on the Eve of Earth Day 2000!

The American Library Association's Task Force on the Environment (TFOE)
announces its new Website at:

The Task Force on the Environment was created in 1989 and established in
the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in 1990, and announces
its new Web site on the eve of the 30th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Librarians, publishers, vendors, and others interested parties from a wide
variety of settings -- public libraries, school libraries and media
centers, college and university libraries, government agencies, public
interest groups, and other information providing enterprises -- comprise
the Task Force on the Environment. TFOE is one of seven issue-oriented
task forces of the American Library Association's Social Responsibility
Round Table.

The objectives of TFOE are to:

Promote awareness for environmental issues among ALA, its members, other
librarians, and the public concerned about the quality of the environment

Unite librarians and information professionals for mutual benefit and

Provide TFOE members with opportunities for career development, skills
enhancement, and leadership experiences

Facilitate networking among peers and professional associates

Provide services, programs, and publications that assist TFOE members and
others in their careers, places of work, homes, and in their communities

The TFOE Web site is a site launching readers to other resources on topics
such as:

 Acid Rain  Global Warming  Ecology
 The U.S. EPA  Lead Poisoning  Earth Day 2000
 Environmental Health Love Canal  Superfund
 Green Investing  Community Outreach Sustainability

The TFOE Web site also provides links to the proposed National Library for
the Environment, the Electronic Green Journal, the National Biological
Information Infrastructure, and an extensive collection of Internet
Environmental Reference Sites (full-text dictionaries, encyclopedias,
directories, news, test methods, reports, standards, maps and atlases,
year books) and databases.

Membership in TFOE provides a professional forum for librarians and other
information providers whose work involves issues and concerns related to
environmental quality and conservation of the Earth's natural resources.
You join the Task Force on the Environment by becoming a member of the ALA
Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT)

TFOE maintains an eMail discussion list, as a forum for issues and
resources related to the environment. To join this list send the message
Subscribe TFOE to majordomo[at] Don't provide your name and keep
the subject line blank. To post a message to the TFOE list, send your
message to TFOE[at]

For additional information about TFOE or SRRT contact Fred Stoss
<fstoss[at]>. TFOE and SRRT are administratively linked to
ALA's Office of Literacy and Out Research Services (OLOS).

Happy Earth Day!

Fred Stoss
Coordinator, Social Responsibilities Round Table
Past-Chair, Task Force on the Environment

Science and Engineering Library
University at Buffalo
State University of New York

16. May Day

Reclaiming May Day

The Anarchist Origins of May Day

"May Day, the Workers' Day," by Ann McInerney

Pagan Origins of May Day

Celebrating May Day in Hawaii

International Cannabis Coalition - A Brief History of May Day

May Day in the USA - A Forgotten History

May Day 1951 - by Howard Fast

Yahoo's May Day page

Labor Day and May Day

"What is May Day's Meaning for Today?" by Chris Mahin

"May Day in the Middle Ages," a quilt by Denise Cross's May Day Page

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Date: 28 Dec 99 10:17:12 GMT
From: Martyn Lowe <martynlowe[at]>
To: <akagan[at]>, <rory[at]>
Subject: Well worth looking at.
CC: jessamyn <spaz[at]>

Hej Rory !

Hej Al !

There is an interesting development that you might like to
see - This is a followup to various actions this year.

You will find the details upon the following website:

It has info' about the Seattle protests too.

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Mayday Listening

On Monday May 1 2000, KPFA in conjunction with LaborNet and LaborFest
will be programming a day devoted to working class issues. From  writer
Tillie Olson and Mumia and labor to South Africa and El Salvador, make
sure you and  your fellow brothers & sisters are tuned in for this
exciting and historic day of labor programming.
        You can also find the full schedule for the programming   at
        Solidarity Has No Borders!

Tentative Schedule of Programs
Listen Live World Wide On
Monday May 1, 2000

Mike Alewitz

Email: lamp[at]   -   Website:
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17. Beltane

To: "ResPool Research Network" <respool[at]>
From: "Elsa Hazell" <elsamarc[at]>
Subject: Beltane
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 10:50:41 -0500

ResPool Research Network -

I would like some information on Beltane, as celebrated by the Scottish and
the ancient Celtic people. any one know of a good website for that?

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There is a brief description and cross references to other entries at
Encyclopedia of the Celts:

Dena Thomas
Theatre and Dance Librarian
University of New Mexico
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From: "Jean Packard" <jean.packard[at]>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 14:58:24 -0400
Subject: Re: Beltane
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A Celebration of
by Mike Nichols

The Gathering of the Clans

Beltaine Fires

Beltane - May Day

Irish Fire Festivals: Beltaine

by Branfionn MacGregor, copyright 1998 - All Rights Reserved


18. Oh Schlastlivchik

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:35:12 -0400
From: Jean E Dickson <dickson[at]ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU>
Reply-To: UB Libraries Distribution List <UBLIB-L[at]LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU>
Hi!   This is from the Slavic librarians' list -- I thought you might like
this quote from Russian TV.  --Jean
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Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 09:02:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Braden <marker[at]>

I suspect that many in the United States have seen this, but I'll highlight
a quote from it, for our esteem and amusement.

Knight-Ridder newspapers distributed an article about _OhSchlastlivchik_,
the Russian version of _Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?_.  Among the
interesting facts and comments is this one by the program's host,
Dmitry Dibrov:

        "The questions shouldn't be too easy, but they shouldn't be
                too hard either.  This isn't for librarians and Ph.D.'s.
                It should be for the average human mind."

Greetings to all you Above-Average Minds.  I hope a librarian sneaks in and
wins the 1 million rubles.


19. Gorey, Edward -- 1925-2000

        Gloomy wit and a wry humor support the myth that
        Chicago-born Edward Gorey was British. This site
        provides an introduction to the works that have
        established Gorey as an artist/writer in a class by himself.
        Readers seeking a thorough bibliography will turn to Greg
        Forschler's site or the anonymous Goreyography. - mr

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