Library Juice 4:12 - April 4, 2001


  1. ACRL Conference Papers
  2. April's NewBreed Librarian
  3. Librarians and Information Science -
  5. Reference miscommunications
  6. Final draft of new SACS criteria
  7. Our Presidential Libraries
  8. The Library Job Hunt
  9. New Issue of First Monday
  10. ZNet
  11. Compressed Data: Law Newsletter Has to Sneak Past Filters
  12. ALA CIPA Press Conference
  13. Slashdot on ACLU/ALA CIPA challenge
  14. Re-Establishing the Founding Principles of Copyright in the Digital Age
  15. Anniversary of library censorship in the McCarthy era
  16. Verizon Literacy Network and ALA?
  17. IFLA "Ask An Expert" (about document delivery and interlending)
  18. Interview with Jack Colbert of the virtual (3-D) library project
  19. Technology Grant News
  20. Socialist Review
  21. Library Science jargon that, according to McSweeney's, sounds dirty
  22. William Hanna, 1910-2001
  23. Space Debris

Quote for the week:

"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the [U.S.]

- Noam Chomsky

Homepage of the week: Miguel Juarez


1. ACRL Conference Papers

Two invited papers at

Becoming Pockets of Hope: The Challenge to Academic Libraries in the
21st Century
Eileen de los Reyes

Shifting Sands: The Changing Jurisdiction of Librarians in the
Scholarly Communication Process
Michael Ray


2. April's NewBreed Librarian

Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 09:33:56 -0700
From: Juanita Benedicto <juanitab[at]OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
To: rory[at]

Heya Rory,

Colleen and I have put up a new issue of NewBreed Librarian:

FEATURE: A librarian's account of 14 days in Cuba
INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Zeldman on web standards
TECHTALK: A showcase of tools and trends CB picked up while at ACRL
PEOPLE: Urbana-Champaign students on why they went for the MLS
ASK SUSU: advice on interviewing

The article on Cuba is wonderful!


   Juanita Benedicto         Knight Library
   Reference Librarian       1299 University of Oregon
   (541) 346-1932            Eugene, OR  97403-1299
   (541) 346-3485 fax        juanitab[at]
+*+*+*+*+   +*+*+*+*+*+


3. Librarians and Information Science - -

        A great place for librarians and other information
        professionals to check in with for weekly articles on
        current topics of interest. Recent topics covered include
        the "Invisible Web," "How to Find Literary Criticism on
        the Internet," "Competitive Intelligence and
        Librarianship," and a series on "Librarians Making a
        Difference." The other major component of the site is the
        list of annotated links about librarianship covering such
        topic as searching, weeding, cataloging, reader's advisory,
        and employment. Additionally, there's an occasional
        bulletin highlighting an interesting book or news item and
        a forum encouraging discussions on article topics.
        Maintained by librarian Gillian Davis.

From: Librarians' Index to the Internet -


This new web zine for librarians is long on design but too short on content
to evaluate, for the time being.  They are asking for volunteer
contributors - could be a good project to get involved in.

5. Reference miscommunications

Here is a nice collection of anecdotes about patrons with poor
diction or funny ideas and reference librarians short a few clues:

6. Final draft of new SACS criteria

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has released the final
draft of its new accreditation criteria. They leave academic librarians
out in the cold. Formerly tough standards which guaranteed a fairly high
level or resource allocation and professionalism in the region's academic
libraries are now lost.


7. Our Presidential Libraries


Allegations that President Clinton pardoned Marc Rich partly in return for
donations to his presidential library have raised questions about the value
of such institutions and the federal appropriations that support them...

8. The Library Job Hunt

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 18:37:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: "ALibrarian" <ALibrarian[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>
Subject: A New List!

The Library Job Hunt

An open, honest discussion of issues in the search for a good job as a

For more information:

9. New Issue of First Monday

Volume 6, Number 4 - April 2nd 2001

The Second Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and
the University of Missouri-Columbia, 12-14 February 2001, Washington, D.C.

They Threw Me a Computer ... But What I Really Needed Was a Life Preserver
Keynote Address at the Web-Wise Conference, 13 February 2001
by Anthony G. Wilhelm


Mobile Library Literacy: Solutions for a Rural Environment
by Sybil Brigham McShane


Growing a National Learning Environments and Resources Network for
Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education: Current Issues
and Opportunities for the NSDL Program
by Lee Zia

Afya: Social and Digital Technologies that Reach across the Digital Divide
by Ann Peterson Bishop, Imani Bazzell, Bharat Mehra, and Cynthia Smith


Toward Context-Centered Methods for Evaluating Public Library Networked
Community Information Initiatives
by Joan C. Durrance and Karen E. Pettigrew

Piloting a Course: Using a Pilot Project to Identify Training Needs
by Allison Zhang, Nancy Finlay and Kathleen S. Foulke

Teacher's Palette
by Diana Helton Rennels and Jill Fairhurst Taylor


A Shared Digital Library of Native American Images
by Elaine Peterson

Bridging the Digital Divide: State Government as Content Provider, The
Illinois Experience
by Anne Craig

Boyle Heights: Neighborhood Sites and Insights, A Multicultural Community
Partnership Initiative of the Japanese American National Museum
by Audrey Lee-Sung


10. ZNet -

        ZNet is a resource created by "a community of people
        concerned about social change." The Top Page contains
        links to all the far reaches of the Web site. There are too
        many categories to list, but they include worldwide
        political concerns, environmental issues, and human
        rights. The site has a very liberal, activist tone and
        encourages people to get involved. It has over 15,000
        articles (many from Z Magazine) by leading intellectuals
        and concerned citizens and a sophisticated search engine

From: Librarians' Index to the Internet -

11. Compressed Data: Law Newsletter Has to Sneak Past Filters

"The trouble is, these filters are dumb: they can't tell the difference
between a sexual solicitation sent by e-mail and a news story about
restrictions on online pornography or between a computer virus and a
story about a computer virus. 'I often advise my readers to get a free
e-mail account at Yahoo or Hotmail, so they can get the newsletter at
home,' Mr. Carney said. 'It's the only way to avoid these blocks.'"

12. ALA CIPA Press Conference

Remarks by ALA participants in a press conference on the CIPA challenge

Remarks by Theresa Chmara, Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C., Counsel for
Plaintiffs in ALA vs. United States

Remarks by Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C., Counsel for
Plaintiffs in ALA vs. United States

Remarks by Nancy C. Kranich, President, American Library Association,

Remarks by John W. Berry, President-elect, American Library
Association, 2000-2001

Remarks by William R. Gordon, Executive Director, American Library

Remarks by Judith F. Krug, Director, American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom

Press Releases

Media coverage at:,1283,42522,00.html,1283,42523,00.html,1151,22977,00.html

More media coverage:

Filters don't censor, they protect our kids--Donna Rice Hughes

In the name of the children--Brock N. Meeks

The trouble with filters--Judith F. Krug

A legal challenge bound to fail--Jay Sekulow

13. Slashdot on ACLU/ALA CIPA challenge

"argentus was one of many to write in regarding the Children's Internet
Protection Act, challenged today in Philadelphia. Read the ACLU and
American Library Association press releases, or perhaps the complaint
filed by the ALA or complaint filed by the ACLU. Here's a story about
the case, but there's a bit more information below."

14. Re-Establishing the Founding Principles of Copyright in the Digital Age

By Joshua S. Bauchner

Virginia Journal of Law and Technology

I.  Introduction

1.   Copyright has evolved into a commodity enabling monopolistic control
over creative works.  James Madison concluded that copyright represented a
unique nexus wherein the public good coincided with the interests of the
individual.[2]  The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and
Artistic Works (Berne Convention) further recognized that "authors' rights
had to be limited in order to assure public access to important
information."[3]   Unfortunately, this vision is corrupted as economic
motivations dominate the use of copyright to protect investment in works
without regard for the public interest.  Copyright permits a few entities
to control a vast amount of works, considered beneficial to the public
good, yet out of its reach.  This domination over creative works is
sanctioned by legislatures and courts through copyright infringement
actions and other significant legal consequences.

2.   Copyright serves to promote a democratic ideology fostering the
dissemination of individual expressive works.  Copyright protection became
necessary to remedy a society dominated by an elite class who elected to
offer their patronage in promoting the works of others.[4]  The first
Parliamentary English copyright act was an egalitarian force, endowing
authors with certain exclusive rights while permitting the distribution of
works to the public.[5]  The purpose of the act was to promote the
dissemination of works, in the interest of society, while preventing a
monopoly and affording some protection against piracy.[6]

3.   The provision of an economic benefit to authors is secondary to the
true purpose of promoting original works.[7]  However, copyright has
significantly deviated from its original purpose of promoting the
development of creative works necessary to the public good.  No longer
serving this end, business interests commandeered copyright to instead
serve profit seeking motivations.

4.   In the face of emerging technologies, the need for copyright is no
longer evident.  However, in an effort to maintain its utility, courts and
legislatures have persistently attempted to adapt copyright to ensure
maintenance of the status quo, in support of deviant business interests.
The result is an ever expanding range of protections far greater than
necessary to promote the arts and sciences, and contrary to the public good.

5.   Part II of this paper illustrates the benefits of copyright?s
legitimate use in promoting a democratic society and then delineates the
dramatic expansion of the copyright monopoly and its resultant
commodization, using the United States' misguided efforts as an example.
Part III addresses the confrontation between copyright and emerging
technologies - detailing aggressive efforts to extend copyright protection
into the digital arena.  Part IV concludes that the globalizing effect of
the Internet, supported by a true, democratic copyright, should serve to
stem the copyright assault.

15. Anniversary of library censorship in the McCarthy era

And now for something completely different...
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:33:50 -0500
From: Mark Rosenzweig <iskra[at]>
To: alaoif[at], alacoun[at], member-forum[at]
Cc: srrtac-l[at], plgnet-l[at]


Yesterday, I believe, was the anniversary of a dark day in library
history. I thought it shouldn't be  passed by without a commemoration.

On March 27th 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy saw to it that popular author
Dashiell Hammett was brought before the House Un-American Activities
Committee (HUAC). Having been once before imprisoned for doing so (in
refusal to release the names of contributors to the Civil Rights Congress),
Hammett  again invoked the fifth amendment

Questioned by McCarthy's henchman Roy Cohn in front of HUAC, Hammett
would not say if was a Communist or whetther he contributed any of his
earnings as a writer to "Communist" causes.

The US State Department immediately bans Dashiell Hammett's novels from
its overseas libraries.

Several months earlier, Senator Joseph McCarthy had sent aides Roy Cohn
& G. David Schine on a junket which included a tour of U.S. libraries
in Europe to sniff out allegedly subversive books. McCarthy's
emissaries discovered many copies of Hammett's work there.

In fact, McCarthy's researchers looking into the Overseas Library Program
discovered 30,000 books by "communists, pro-communists, former communists
and anti anti-communists." After the publication of this list, all these
books were removed from the library shelves.

Once again before the witchhunters, Hammett confused the committee with
the following cryptic statement:  "If I were fighting Communism, I
don't think I would do it by giving people any books at all."  Who
knows what that meant. In any case, this time he didn't go to prison.

Mark R.

16. Verizon Literacy Network and ALA?

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 18:19:33 -0500
From: Mark Rosenzweig <iskra[at]>
To: alacoun[at]
Cc: srrtac-l[at], plgnet-l[at]
Reply to: iskra[at]

I have just received an announcement of the creation of the "Verizon
Literacy Network", a portion of which is re-printed below

I find it extremely troubling on several counts. Purportedly a joint effort
of the ALA with the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and Reading
is Fundammental (RIF)(all not-for-profits) with the very much for-profit
Verizon Communications corporation, in the presentation the name VERIZON
(as in Verizon Literacy Network) is somehow prioritized. "Neo -liberal
literacy: learn that money talks."

The URL we have been given leads us to a page where under the sign of
Verizon (who, just as its competitors would, bilks me for every penny it
can for phone service) we have a search engine which is powered by "Ask
Jeeves" , another for-profit concern, and the owners of a search engine I
would,as a librarian, NEVER, EVER recommend to library patrons, as it is
one of the worst of the plethora of such utilities.

The "ASK VERIZON READS & Partners About Literacy" (next to the company's
logo ---overkill?) over the box where you type your query, however, gives a
person NO IDEA what kind of question it answers.

What is a "question about literacy"? Is it a question as defined by "Ask
Jeeves"? Who is asking these questions? Whose needs does it serve? I just
asked it "Are there Afrocentric materials available for teaching literacy?"
Guess what? No relevant responses (although there were "hits" they were
totally useless).

It appears that the "search" function on this site is just an excuse for,
an opportunity for, the commercial promotion: it serves no real pedagogical
purpose and ,as far as I can see, in no way advances  the cause of literacy.

This is part of the "You 'Brand' Me and We'll 'Brand' You" strategy
becoming ever more prominent, a line of action which involves  promoting
the idea of for-profit corporations, many with an interest in the library
market, "buying into"  projects (even pseudo-projects like this literacy
search engine) which beneficially link its name to soft & cuddly & (above
all)scupulously objective ALA (i.e to "libraries" writ large).

But by what right do we, in effect, sell the reputation of our profession
for impartiality to companies for promotional purposes???

By what right do we use our profession's commitment to literacy as a
selling point for commercial exploitation by companies like Verizon???

I find this, frankly, appalling. I believe ALA has done -- and is doing --
much good and I'm proud to be a member and a Councilor. But I disagree
profoundly with what appears to be a well-set course towards increasing
commercialization of all our activities. I cannot abide, and will not let
go without protest, the geometrical progression of dubious connections of
our good name, the values of our profession, with particular commercial

For Verizon "literacy" is not a priority as it is for us: it is just a
promotional opportunity. How can we enable, even encourage this
image-making for corporate America?  Especially as we watch our public
schools -- which is the central locus of literacy training - being pitted
in competition against the corportaions in the private sector in city after
city, threatening to create an even LARGER literacy gap in our country and
leave behind the smoking ruins of the public educations system (along with
the public libraries, if we continue to abide privatization).

I hope we will not allow the dynamic which underlies this no doubt
well-intentioned inititaive on the part of OLOS to become the principal
force defining the shape and content of all our public activities and
services. This promiscuous paid-for relationship with corporations (why
Verizon?)in whose marketing strategies we can be made to profitably figure,
is at the very least unseemly and at worst a potent symbol of total
commercial domination of all spheres of activity, accepted as a fact and
promoted as the only true path.

Mark Rosenzweig
ALA Councilor at large

>March 21, 2001
>As you know from recent announcements and press releases, ALA has
>joined with Verizon Communications, the National Center for Family
>Literacy (NCFL), the National Institute For Literacy (NIFL), and Reading
>Is Fundamental (RIF) to create the Verizon Literacy Network (url)---an
>online network that will provide continuous and instant access to a
>variety of critical resources that promote a more literate America.
>Designed to provide answers to questions about literacy, "Ask Verizon
>Reads" is powered by Ask Jeeves, a provider of intuitive, intelligent
>question-answering technologies.
>Currently, the question box can be found on When
>a visitor asks a question about ALA (including membership), libraries,
>and literacy for adults, children, and families, they will be sent to a
>page on the ALA Website that answers their question. I encourage you to
>take a few minutes to visit and Ask Verizon Reads
>and Literacy Partners a library literacy question.

>Dale Lipschultz
>Literacy Officer, Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

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Neo -liberal literacy
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:14:54 -0800
From: "Bruce Jensen" <flaco[at]>
To: <iskra[at]>, <plgnet-l[at]>

Well said and right on, Mark.

>By what right do we use our profession's commitment to literacy as a
>selling point for commercial exploitation by companies like Verizon???

I've been in library school a couple years now (oh, pardon me--"Information
Studies"...mustn't overlook the new nomenclature, a deferential bow no doubt
to PacBell for its million-dollar infusion to the program) and I can count
on one hand the number of times literacy has been discussed in my classes.
And as for serious, probing discussions, not dominated by references to
'information literacy'--I can count those discussions on zero hands.

Perhaps because of my own background--my first grad degree is in teaching
ESL, which in a funny way is what brought me into librarianship--it rankles
the hell out of me that literacy gets so much righteous lip service and so
little attention in this profession.  Don't get me wrong!  There are some
damn good programs going on in a number of libraries.  But here in our
neighborhood, for e.g., the Church of Scientology (!?) does much more for
literacy than our local library has ever dreamt of doing.

Now this phony Verizon Reads/Ask Jeeves thing is way over the top.
Something TRULY innovative & useful would be a search interface geared for
use by people at lower reading levels (we're talking about a continuum of
skills, let's get that straight--it's not a binary 'literate/illiterate'
construct).  That would be something for ALA to brag about.  But this
Jeeverizon thing is just more BS.

Bruce Jensen   flaco[at]
S O L :  Spanish in Our Libraries

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[ALACOUN:5674] literacy project
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 13:23:25 -0600
From: "Mary Ghikas" <mghikas[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>
Reply to: mghikas[at]

Councilors may be interested in further information about the national
literacy project currently being funded by Verizon.  Dr. Dale Lipschultz,
ALA Literacy Officer/OLOS, has provided me with additional details about
the focus of the Q & A database and the manner in which the Q & A would be
developed.  She notes in particular that from the project's perspective -
and hers, as an academic, researcher and practitioner in literacy -
literacy is defined as more than reading and writing.  Those skills are
critical to mastery, but so are factors that contribute to the skill set,
including language, experiential learning, opportunities for multiple and
diverse literacy interactions, and participation in a community of readers.

(1) The project was developed in an effort to disseminate to the general
public what the literacy field - including ALA - knows about literacy, for
children, families and adults.  This includes information about children's
early literacy development, family literacy and adult literacy, as well as
resources and access to materials for practitioners and teachers.

(2) Historically, the literacy field has been very fragmented and
territorial.  Programs promoted their own expertise, materials and
perspective on literacy.  Access to information about literacy programs was
often difficult - particularly if teachers or practitioners were seeking
information about multiple perspectives or approaches.  This project
represents a major cooperative venture for national organizations
interested in literacy.

(3) The audience is very broad and, as with any web-based project,
difficult to target.  Different people will be seeking information in very
different ways - a lot like library users.

(4) The four partners -- the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the
National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), Reading is Fundamental (RIF),
and the American Library Association -- will each be developing a bank of
100 questions and answers.  Information will be pulled from content that is
already available on the partners individual web sites.

(5) Currently, ALA has 31 questions in the database.  These initial
questions are frequently-asked questions culled from existing materials and
resources.  In particular, the Literacy in Libraries Across American
project (funded by the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fund from 1996 to 1999)
produced a significant body of information gathered by staff of libraries
participating in the project as well as ALA.  For instance, if you ask a
question about tutoring, you will be linked to the fact sheet from Queens
orough Public Library about "Trickle Down Tutoring."   If you ask a
question about family reading programs, you will get a different
appropriate link.  In each case, you will also be linked to information
provided by other organizations in this project (RIF, NCFL, NIFL).   But,
whenever the word "library" appears in the question, you will be linked to

(6) "User logs" (without user identification - for privacy) will be
provided to each project partner on a weekly basis.  These logs will
provide information regarding the number of questions asked for which a
response was available and the number asked for which no response was
available.  For those questions to which there was no response, an effort
will be made to locate an appropriate response and add it to the database.
The database is, however, focused on "popular" or frequent questions.

(7) ALA has final approval on all questions/answers that are included in
the database. Every attempt will be made to accurately and positively
represent ALA and its commitment to literacy.

(8) Over the past several years, ALA and its members have invested
significantly in the development of information and experience about
literacy - through various grant-funded projects, through the work of the
OLOS Advisory Committee and the Literacy Assembly, through participation in
national coalitions, through development of advocacy materials.  This
commitment was further recognized by the Association with the formation by
the ALA Council of a standing committee on Literacy.  The first
appointments to that committee are currently being made.

17. IFLA "Ask An Expert" (about document delivery and interlending)

Ask An Expert
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:11:25 -0500
From: Smale Carol <carol.smale[at]NLC-BNC.CA>

The IFLA Section on Document Delivery and Interlending would like to
remind you that you can "Ask an Expert" your questions on document delivery
and interlending.  While the service is intended particularly for questions
related to IFLA documents and services, questions related to international
document delivery and interlending are also welcome.  Check it out at

        Carol Smale
        Information Coordinator
        IFLA Section on Document Delivery and Interlending

18. Interview with Jack Colbert of the virtual (3-D) library project

which is called "Librarea"


19. Technology Grant News

New Resource
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 00:19:33 -0500
From: "Jessica Callender" <JessicaCallender[at]>
To: <member-forum[at]>

 Hi there--
Here is a new resource.

Technology Grant News at .


It's a publication that comes to you 4 times a year with the latest grant
announcements for technology and other initiatives by tech funders,
government and trade associations -- for nonprofits, social service
providers, towns & cities and schools & universities. .  It is not free. The
layout is nice, easy, readable. Both useful, thought provoking--it puts
technology funder funding for a variety of initiatives and sectors----in
ways that are easily readable and catalytic. I like to see what others are
doing.  and funding. I try to leverage the programs,  achievement or models
covered to whoever might be eligible. There are grants here by technology
funders for education, literacy, digital divide, community, teaching the
math and science of technology, steppingstones to technology for children
with disabilities, women and economic development, environment,
conservation, on-line art & exhibitions, digital libraries, and partnerships
funding etc. At the site, you can subscribe
on-line; have
them invoice-bill your organization, or send a check. The publication  saves
scouting individual web sites.

Jessica Callender
IT Planner & Grant Writer

20. Socialist Review

Socialist Review is the monthly magazine of the Socialist Workers Party.

Recent contents include:
- Not stopping on red, examines the Israeli elections
- Globalise resistance, the growth of the anti-capitalist movement, by Peter
- The bitter pill, the world's poor are worse off after the IMF and World
Bank intervene, argues Yuri Prasad
- The stuff of nightmares, looks at the horrors of depleted uranium
- Passionate about socialism
- A strike to the death, the Turkish hunger strike
- The red mole of history, discusses how ideas and society change

Featured full-text articles are available in HTML format.

Editor: Lindsey German
Email: sr[at]

21. Library Science jargon that, according to McSweeney's, sounds dirty

22. William Hanna, 1910-2001

Boomerang [QuickTime]
Big Cartoon Database -- Hanna Barbera
"Legendary American cartoonist dies" -- BBC News
"The Passing of a Cartoon King" -- ABC News
"William Hanna; Innovator in Television Cartooning With Joseph
Barbera" -- _Los Angeles Times_
"William Hanna, Who Created Cartoon Characters, Dies at 90" -- _New York Times_
MGM Animated Shorts - William Hanna
William Hanna -- IMDB,+William
Scooby Doo
Randy's Tom and Jerry Cartoon Information Site
Unofficial Flintstones and Hanna Barbera Homepage
The Jetsons Unofficial Home

Legendary cartoonist William Hanna has died at his home in Los
Angeles at age 90. Hanna, along with his partner of over 50 years,
Joseph Barbera, created some of the world's best known and most
beloved cartoon characters, including Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones,
Scooby-Doo, Snagglepuss, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and many, many
others. Hanna got his start as a lyricist and composer with
Harmon-Ising Studios, the company that created the Looney Tunes and
Merrie Melodies cartoon series, in the early 1930s. In 1937 Hanna
moved to MGM and soon afterward partnered with Barbera. Their first
success was "Puss Gets the Boot," a cat and mouse cartoon that earned
an Academy Award nomination and provided the genesis for Tom and
Jerry. Between 1943 and 1952 the team won seven Oscars for their
animated shorts. After MGM closed its animation division in the
1950s, Hanna and Barbera formed their own company and moved to
television, producing numerous successful animated comedies. Probably
the best known of these were the Flintstones, a parody of the
Honeymooners and the first prime-time cartoon series, and Yogi Bear,
who was modeled after Phil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko. Over the years
since its creation in 1957 the Hanna-Barbera company developed over
150 cartoon and live-action television series and produced more than
5,000 TV animations, winning eight Emmys in the process. As a
testament to the continued appeal of Hanna and Barbera's characters,
the Cartoon Network recently created the Boomerang cable network,
which exclusively showcases the Hanna-Barbera library.

Readers would do well to begin exploring the artistic legacy of
William Hanna with the official Boomerang site, which lists a
different H-B cartoon for each year between 1958 (Huckleberry Hound)
and 1976 (Jabberjaw), along with the hit movies and records and a few
news items from that year. The site also provides a program schedule
and some QuickTime clips. Another fine resource is the Big Cartoon
Database's amazingly deep database of over 5,700 H-B cartoons. News
reports on Hanna's life and career are available from the BBC and ABC
News, while the _Los Angeles Times_ and _New York Times_ (free
registration required) have printed obituaries. The MGM Animated
Shorts page offers some background information and a detailed
filmography of William Hanna's years at MGM. An even more extensive
filmography of Hanna's works can be found at the Internet Movie
Database. Finally, the official Scooby Doo page and fan sites
dedicated to Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, and the Jetsons provide
further information, sounds, images, and proof that we will never
tire of watching Tom get smacked on the head by irons, frying pans,
bowling balls, or any other heavy object that is handy. Thank you
William Hanna. [MD]

  •  From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. _________________________________________________________________________top

    23. Space Debris

    Space Debris is an international journal on man-made space debris research,
    technology and policy concerned with environmental issues resulting from the
    accumulation of non-functioning spacecraft and fragments of spacecraft in
    Earth orbit. The journal will publish peer-reviewed papers on a wide range
    of related subjects. These subjects will include the results of experiments
    which contribute to understanding the current and future space environment;
    descriptions of models which use natural laws and existing data to predict
    the environment; test results and analyses describing the hazard to
    spacecraft and how to decrease that hazard; hyper velocity impacts and
    shielding; atmospheric entry and hazard on the ground; and analyses of
    policy recommendations and the cost-effectiveness of policy implementation.
    While an understanding of the natural meteoroid environment is necessary to
    an understanding of the space-debris environment, papers should include
    meteoroid analysis only to the extent that it contributes to the
    understanding of space debris.

    The goal of this journal is to provide an exchange of authoritative
    space-debris information among scientists, engineers, and policy-makers.
    This will ensure that scientists performing theoretical analyses have access
    to the latest measurements; that engineers designing spacecraft have access
    to the latest environment models and shielding designs; and that
    policy-makers have access to the most cost-effective techniques of
    controlling the future space-debris environment. All papers will be held to
    the highest standards and will be refereed by senior professionals within
    the space debris community, as well as professionals within closely related
    communities such as asteroid, comet, planetary, and meteoroid studies, as
    well as those involved with spacecraft design and operations, remote
    sensing, cost management, and policy development.

    Subscribers have access to full-text articles.

    Managing Editor: Walter Flury
    Email: kluwer[at]

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