jenna's blog

Apr 03 2008

STOPLINE: operation sabotage access to information about abortion

I know it's probably bad form to post the same thing on more than one of my blogs, but it's hard not to when you really really really want to get the word out about something. So, please go see my Radical Reference post on how a government funded database on reproductive health is deliberately sabotaging access to information about abortion. (emphasis added)

Mar 25 2008

tab closing link clearout

I'm trying to clean out my inbox, close Firefox tabs, and in other ways organize my life. I've still got like 15 open tabs, but here are five I managed to close after writing a little summary about them:

Mar 21 2008

Welcome to the Catalog, "Punkie Night" and "Christian Rock Music Festivals"

Welcome to the Catalog, "Punkie Night" and "Christian Rock Music Festivals" LCSH Week 10, 2008, but still no waves of feminism...

Mar 18 2008

Up with Christian Theology! LCSH Week 09 2008.

Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 09 (February 27, 2008). Here is my semi-regular commentary on Library of Congress Subject Headings. This week: the usual bit on SHes more important than the waves of feminism, and also headings that made me giggle or made me mad, including The addition of the word Christian in a couple of headings, which is a good thing.

Mar 18 2008

Columbia Reference Symposium Report Back

On Friday I attended the "Beyond the Desk" themed 6th Annual Reference Services Symposium at Columbia University.

These are my notes.

Mar 15 2008

So Friendly in the Midwest!

The RNC Welcoming Committee in the Twin Cities has announced that it is ordering tasers for protesters. However, "The Welcoming Committee has no plans to purchase machine guns, rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades, batons, water cannons or helicopters, all of which will be at the disposal of local police and federal agents in September."

Mar 14 2008

LCSH Weekly List 08, 2008

Here it is, LCSH Weekly List 08 (February 20, 2008). I've divided my favorites into three categories: "Why now / aka it's about time," "Gotta be a lotta books about, way more than about the waves of feminism," and "I don't know what it's all about, but I'm intrigued."

Mar 12 2008

Googling with the Russians

Here's a little report back from the Google and Libraries conference I attended on Monday. The conference was organized to be part of ILIAC (International Library Information and Analytical Center)'s Tenth International Workshop: "Digital Resources and International Information Exchange: East-West." It was held at Columbia University on Monday, March 10, 2008.

Mar 07 2008

BarCamp: DrupalCampNYC4

It's Drupal BarCamp time, once again in NYC, and as usual, I'll be out of town. But if I weren't going to be at WAM, I'd be at Brooklyn Polytechnic learning how to make this site (and others, notably Radical Reference) better.

Sign up now, they're capping registration at 120. It's free. You'll learn the same kind of stuff other groups might charge you $1200 for.