We all know the US DOJ and the US SUPREME COURT rulings are illegal violations of our US MONOPOLY and anti-trust laws and so too do those US DOJ AND SUPREME COURT 5% global banking players.
The US DOJ under BUSH/OBAMA------we know who they were-----the difference between HISPANIC vs LATINO is of course OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% KINGS AND QUEENS sovereignty of KNIGHTS OF MALTA.
'Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic American in executive government to date. He was the first Hispanic to serve as White House Counsel'.
'On December 7, 2006, the George W. Bush administration's Department of Justice ordered the unprecedented midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys. Congressional investigations focused on whether the Department of Justice and the White House were using the U.S. Attorney positions for political advantage. Allegations were that some of the attorneys were targeted for dismissal to impede investigations of Republican politicians or that some were targeted for their failure to initiate investigations that would damage Democratic politicians or hamper Democratic-leaning voters. The U.S. attorneys were replaced with interim appointees, under provisions in the 2005 USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization'
'Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is an American attorney who served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, was the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General (in both a confirmed and acting position).
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia'.
Supreme Court justices by president
April 9, 2010 10:18 p.m. EDTA Supreme Court justice is appointed for life, meaning the High Court's turnover is not great. Take a look at Supreme Court justices nominated by presidents since 1975.
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
- John Paul Stevens (1975)
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
Carter did not appoint anyone
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
- Sandra Day O'Connor (1981)
- Antonin Scalia (1986),
- Anthony M. Kennedy (1987)
George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
- David Souter (1990)
- Clarence Thomas (1991)
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993)
- Stephen G. Breyer (1994)
George W. Bush (2001-2009)
- John Roberts (2005)
- Samuel Alito (2005)
Barack Obama (2009-present)
- Sonia Sotomayor (2009)
So, it does not matter that global banking 1% were able to install their 5% players during ROBBER BARON US election frauds and rigging. What matters is our original US CONSTITUTION AND US RULE OF LAW tied to COMMON LAW over several centuries of I AM MAN ----LOCKEAN 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
Orphans and privacy are complicating Google’s attempt to build the digital library and bookstore of the future.
Google set out to digitize the world’s books in 2003, got sued for its trouble in 2005 by publishers and authors wanting to make money from the efforts, and in 2007 came to a proposed settlement that gives Google the rights to scan, index, display and even sell millions of books that are in copyright. So far its Google Book Search program has digitized around 10 million books from the some of the nation’s most prestigious university libraries, but only small portions of most in-copyright books are shown online currently.
Even the deal’s critics — such as New York University professor James Grimmelmann — admit that the deal sounds great: Books in copyright but out-of-print become available for viewing and purchase by the public, and researchers and students at universities will get access to the full technology.
But Grimmelmann, whose Google Book Search research has been funded by Microsoft, says that the Google deal gives it exclusive rights to books that are in copyright whose authors can’t be found — so-called orphan works — and that any competitor who wants to try the same project could get sued for huge sums of money.
That makes a monopoly, Grimmelmann told conference goers at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
“On Day One, it will be illegal for anyone else to do what Google is doing,” Grimmelmann said.
And the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s John Verdi said the agreement now shifts the burden of protecting the privacy rights of readers from libraries to Google, since the most useful features of Google Book Search require a Google ID.
“If you want bookmark things and put them in personal library, you have to be signed in,” Verdi said. “That is where the privacy issues arise.”
That means Google will know what books you have read, searched through, and bought — something that technically could be combined with a user’s web history, general searches and even YouTube usage, according to Verdi.
Google’s Deputy General Counsel Alex Macgillivray defended the settlement, saying it does not create a monopoly for Google.
“The settlement does not stop anyone from doing the same thing we did, move for move,” Macgillivray said. “We aren’t claiming copyright over our agreement, so if they want to copy it word for word, they can.”
The proposed settlement, which is due to be ruled on in October, gives Google the right to display and sell books from authors who it can’t find, and then save any profit from those for five years in case the rights holder shows up. Because that deal comes from a lawsuit, no one besides Google gets that deal, so if another company tried the same thing, they could get dinged for up to $150,000 in fines for each copyright violation.
But Macgillivray says that Congress could step in or another search engine could just be gutsy like Google was.
But he said that Google was working with lots of groups to build privacy into this product and that users can search and read books without having a Google ID — they just can’t used the advanced features without having an account.
Even if the orphan books problem is settled in this suit, the world will still not be free of the problem since old photographs and music and other media have the same problems, according to Public Knowledge’s Sherwin Siy.
He cites the hypothetical of a documentary filmmaker finding a box of WWII-era photographs, but not being able to find their ‘author.’ If they use those photos, they could be sued for massive amounts of money — far beyond their own profits — or have their work enjoined by a judge.
Here is FORTUNE telling us the SUPREME COURT did US 99% WE THE PEOPLE a favor -----remember, global banking 5% players are corrupting the term FAIR USE-----to make it seem COMMON GOOD. We all know there is no intention to FAIR USE in MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD global GOOGLE DIGITAL LIBRARY for only the global 1%.
When we GET RID OF GLOBAL BANKING 5% PLAYERS the first thing our 99% of US and new immigrant citizens need to do is reverse all this CORRUPTION of real LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE policy terminology. Return to what FAIR USE meant in 20th century ------not MOVING FORWARD 21st century under CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
ALL OF US---INCLUDING AUTHORS --WIN says FORTUNE----we just spent a week discussing why this is FAKE NEWS.
Hmmmmmm, wonder if this FORTUNE writer------JEFF JOHN ROBERTS could be related to US SUPREME COURT JOHN ROBERTS?...........you say JEFF JOHN we say JOHN JOHN ----let's call the whole thing OFF
'which found Google’s book scanning to be “fair use” and “highly transformational,” will stand'.
It's all so EXCEPTIONAL ----and TRANSFORMATIONAL ----that global 1% was able to send in those 5% criminal cartel thugs to take a highly functioning US government and thriving economy down.
Be Glad the Supreme Court Ended the Google Books Case
By Jeff John Roberts
April 18, 2016
It’s over. It’s really and truly over. We’re talking, of course, about the Authors Guild and its fruitless quest to thrust a legal harpoon into Google over the company’s decision to scan more than 20 million library books.
The Guild pursued Google (goog, -0.06%) for more than a decade, including multiple trips to a district court and a federal appeals court, before the Supreme Court pulled the plug once and for all on Monday morning. In the end, the Authors Guild caught nothing but a legal bill.
The Supreme Court, as its custom, did not provide reasons for the ruling but only a short order stating it would not hear an appeal. The result is that a lower court’s ruling, which found Google’s book scanning to be “fair use” and “highly transformational,” will stand.
This outcome will be a blow to some literary elite, including renowned writers like Margaret Atwood and J.M. Coetzee, who signed a brief that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case. But everyone else should breathe a sigh of relief—and, frankly, those esteemed authors should as well.
The reason is that Google’s book scanning has resulted in a rich repository of knowledge that everyone can use. Information that was once locked up in dusty tomes at places like Harvard and Stanford can now be accessed by anyone with a keyboard and an Internet connection.
THAT INFORMATION CAN STAY IN THOSE GLOBAL US IVY LEAGUE DUSTY TOMES
This digital distribution has brought democratization of knowledge, and a wealth of research opportunities for readers and scholars. If the Authors Guild had prevailed, millions of books could have been closed once again, sealed off by a thicket of lawyers demanding permission to peek at any page.
The second issue is the constant use of term 25 MILLION BOOKS scanned for global GOOGLE DIGITAL LIBRARY. We saw in articles from this week which LIBRARIES in US opened to being scanned-----most being far-right wing global banking IVY LEAGUES-----like HARVARD, YALE, STANFORD, et al. Our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE would not want any academic writings from these far-right wing global banking IVY LEAGUE universities AND we are sure OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% KINGS AND QUEENS tied to OLD WORLD IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES will not want those scanned books either.
So, here starts all that corruption and FAKE NEWS in US with global banking 1% GUARDIAN------where are those MISSING BOOKS in our UK/US LIBRARIES?
What our 99% WE THE PEOPLE need to do in STOPPING MOVING FORWARD is secure what global banking 5% pols and players are calling OFF-SITE DEPOSITORIES of our US private and public libraries. We are seeing our US libraries treated as FORT KNOX GOLD----out of site, out of mind---oooops, GOLD IS GONE so too are our US LIBRARY BOOKS. We know here in BALTIMORE PRATT LIBRARY is telling us our books are now OFF-SITE----global hedge fund IVY LEAGUE CORPORATION JOHNS HOPKINS has had its OFF-SITE depositories-----of course all that is US LIBRARIES in Maryland and Baltimore are MOVING FORWARD to FT KNOX to become MISSING IN ACTION. Know where these offsite depositories are and actually go to them to see what books are there and if they really are there.
This is happening in each US state-----just look who those LIBRARIANS have been these few decades to see who the 5% players were in MOVING FORWARD our US private and public library books being made MISSING IN ACTION.
25 million books are missing from UK libraries – but who's counting?
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Librarians call for a national audit after inventory count of Suffolk libraries reveals 10,000 books are missing, despite computer records saying otherwise
The decline in books stocked by public libraries may be far worse than official figures indicate, with industry sources claiming that it may be many millions higher than the 25 million books recorded as missing, meaning that the number of books available to borrowers has plummeted by more than 50% since 1996.
Librarians are calling for a national audit to reveal the true extent of the problem, with the news coming as the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip) sent an open letter to chancellor Philip Hammond calling on him to increase funding for the sector, to protect it from irreparable decline as part of his strategy for economic growth.
Official figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) for library books stood at 52.3 million at the end of 2016, a drop of almost 25 million since 1996. But that number reflects computer records rather than physical stock checks made by librarians. Earlier this week, it emerged that libraries in Suffolk had 10,000 fewer books than listed on its database after an inventory count by librarians. Insiders said similar disparities were likely to be reflected across the 151 library authorities in England and Wales because cutbacks had reduced librarians’ ability to do shelf counts.
Library campaigner and former head of Waterstones Tim Coates said: “It’s not just Suffolk that has this problem. This is a national issue, because librarians are not doing enough stock checks because cuts mean they can’t do their job properly.” He added that throughout the book industry, it was acknowledged that inventory reviews always revealed there to be fewer books in store than databases suggested.
Cilip chief executive officer Nick Poole agreed with Coates, and said that six years of austerity had left librarians unable to keep track of their book collections as well as in the past. “We need a national audit of what’s in our libraries,” he said. “Because we have had to pursue lots of other activities, we have taken our eye off the ball with books and they are absolutely at the core of what we do and why people use libraries.”
Poole blamed the problem on swingeing cuts to budgets as a result of austerity measures imposed on local authorities by central government over the past six years. Cutbacks have resulted £25m being slashed from library budgets in just the past year. Since 2010, 8,000 librarians have been made redundant across England and Wales – a quarter of the workforce – while the number of libraries has fallen by 340 since 2008.
The level of books stocked by individual libraries has also fallen dramatically. In 1996, the average library stocked 23,000 books, Coates said. “Since then we have removed the equivalent of 1,000 public libraries worth of books and the picture may be much worse once audited,” he added.
Stock is lost through damage, loss and theft. In the past, books would be automatically replaced, but there is less money available in budgets to buy replacements. In Birmingham, savings of £113m imposed on the city council led to book budgets being suspended across its 38 libraries in 2015. Some branches appealed to the public to donate books less than a year old in order to maintain their collections.
The head of one library authority told the Guardian they were confident that Suffolk’s missing stock levels were typical, but there was little money to fill holes. “Most stock budgets have gone down on the premise that we can buy more ebooks, but the money is spread thinner because we have to buy electronic copies on top of the paper copy of each title, so we can’t buy the multiple paper copies of books that we used to,” she said.
Book budgets have been first in line for cuts because they were less visible to the public, she added. “People can see when hours are reduced or libraries closed, but stock budgets are not so obvious, so they are easier to cut.” Books not being replaced were most often children’s books, she said, and self-help books, a genre most likely to be stolen from her library.
Council leaders laid the blame for the destruction of book stock firmly with central government. Ian Stephens, chair of the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board, said local authorities were doing everything they could to support libraries, but were “stuck between a rock and a hard place”. “On the one hand, demand for social care will create a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020. On the other, councils have experienced a 40% reduction in central government funding over the last parliament alone, and serious funding pressures continue,” he told the Guardian.
In his letter shown to the Guardian, Cilip’s Nick Poole called on the chancellor of the exchequer to ring fence library budgets in order to protect them from cash strapped councils trying to shore up frontline services. It also called for investment by central government in the sector in recognition of role libraries play in promoting knowledge, information and data, which, he said, were vital for the economic future of the country.
Describing investment in the library and information sector as a “low-cost, high-impact” way to deliver the government’s goals of creating strong growth while maintaining low taxes, Poole wrote: “As a nation, at exactly the moment when we ought to be investing in literacy and skills, we have allowed at least 10% of our public libraries and many of our much-needed school libraries to close while many others have been forced to implement drastic reductions to opening hours and services.”
Hammond had an opportunity to kick-start Britain’s knowledge economy by being the first UK chancellor to truly invest in our world-class library and information sector, Poole added. He warned: “If you don’t take this opportunity, there is a real risk that your government’s aspirations for a global Britain will be built on thin air.”
The Libraries Taskforce, a government-appointed body, outlined a national strategy to tackle problems faced by libraries in December 2016. A spokesperson for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport said ebook and e-magazine stock across the country had increased by more than 50% in the last year and added: “The Libraries Taskforce is committed to working with councils to improve procurement processes.”
We are NOT in an INDIANA JONES hunt for our US library books. If 99% of WE THE PEOPLE do not WAKE UP to caring and knowing the 5Ws --who, what, when, where, why of our US library system of culling and storing our private and public library collections of books---especially those SPECIAL COLLECTIONS of first editions of what we call our CLASSICS written several hundred years of AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT---I AM MAN----then the goals of global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS---via those dastardly 5% players who could not care less about what our FUTURE looks like-----will indeed succeed in removing all BOOKS----we take for granted from all US LIBRARIES opening the door to COMMONER CORE where global 1% DECIDERS make up anything they want as information---just as today's CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA FAKE NEWS.
Our SPECIAL COLLECTIONS whether in our PEABODY LIBRARY in Baltimore----our PRATT MAIN LIBRARY------our EISENHOWER JOHNS HOPKINS LIBRARY------are valuable to all 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens and our 99% new immigrant citizens. We must KNOW our AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ---I AM MAN history to keep that US FREEDOM, LIBERTY, JUSTICE, AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Yes, we understand the connection between the name of HOPKINS' library for EISENHOWER and 1958 PRESIDENT EISENHOWER Aviation Act tying our US Federal government agencies to foreign sovereignty MALTA through global MITRE CORPORATION
Here in Baltimore and Maryland we are seeing all our LIBRARIES being consolidated to global hedge fund IVY LEAGUE CORPORATION controlled by of course EISENHOWER LIBRARY at HOPKINS. This is happening in your neck of woods---each state is doing the same........
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CARTING OFF OF ALL OUR US BOOKS AND HISTORY.
What REALLY happened during SCHMOKE'S CITY THAT READS----is the defunding of our public PRATT LIBRARIES and closing of branch community libraries---those beautiful libraries being privatized-------while these really nice libraries once open to public are fast becoming harder to access. Even those 5% global banking WINNERS as insiders will be losing that access----OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% KINGS AND QUEENS----always throw those players under the bus
The John Work Garrett Library - Evergreen Museum & Library
Library, History Museum, Art Museum
H. Furlong Baldwin Library - Maryland Historical Society
Library, History Museum
George Peabody Library
Building, Library, University
The Most Beautiful Libraries in Baltimore, MD
Kate Elizabeth Orgera
Updated: 5 April 2018
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke declared at his inauguration that Baltimore should be known as “The City that Reads.” Though the official slogan has passed into memory, Baltimore’s literary scene remains vibrant, in part because of the city’s plethora of libraries. The institutions below showcase the most beautiful libraries Baltimore has to offer, combining literacy and learning with gorgeous, historic architecture.
The John Work Garrett Library - Evergreen Museum & Library
Library, History Museum, Art Museum
H. Furlong Baldwin Library - Maryland Historical Society
Library, History Museum
George Peabody Library
Building, Library, University
Below we see BUSH ERA 2001 where our US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS created these book policies of OFF-SITE DEPOSITORIES and the downsizing of number of copies of books in libraries ------we no longer need a copy of a book in each library---we were to have library order in from other locations a copy of that book once on all shelves.
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MINDS FOLKS.
Indeed, that has been the library procedures MOVING FORWARD in Baltimore ---in MARYLAND as too in each US state these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
As academic researchers who are serious about accessing BOOKS----JOURNALS----we once had libraries ordering books from libraries around the world -----that library in France or that library in CA would box up any book a researcher wanted to access and VOILA---we didn't need a copy here at University of Maryland Baltimore---or Johns Hopkins---we ordered in what we needed. Know what is disappearing? THAT ABILITY TO ORDER IN THOSE ACADEMIC RESEARCH BOOKS. Too costly say global banking 5% library director players.
NOW, US 99% of academic researchers are being told---DON'T WORRY-----global GOOGLE DIGITIZED LIBRARY will be open for ALL THE WORLD'S 99% OF PEOPLE. We all know that is not the goal---it is propaganda.
This article is long and boring---but please GOOGLE it to see when that consolidation of US library books started in earnest------under the guise of being COST-EFFECTIVE. We understand it is impossible to keep every look ever printed in US on library shelves----but it is a POUND FOOLISH to not KNOW these offsite book depositories actually have those BOOKS. Every time we allow the policy of eliminating copies of books in each library we are creating the conditions for attaining copies as being IMPOSSIBLE.
'The creation of off-site storage facilities has eased the situation for many institutions; some have even decided to create joint repositories with other institutions'.
The far-right wing global banking POLS AND PLAYERS attaching themselves as FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES-----not so much friendly while MOVING FORWARD eliminating access to books in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES for 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens.
Council on Library and Information Resources
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036 2001
Web site at http://www.clir.org
Additional copies are available for $15 per copy. Orders must be placed online through CLIR’s Web site.
The paper in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information
Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials ANSI Z39.48-1984.
Copyright 2001 by the Council on Library and Information Resources. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transcribed in any form without permission of the publisher. Requests for reproduction should be submitted to the Director of Communications at the Council on Library and Information Resources.
About the Author
Willis E. Bridegam has been the Librarian of Amherst College and a member of the Five College Librarians Council since 1975. He served as the Chair of CLIR's College Committee from 1997-2000, and is currently a member of CLIR's Committee on Preservation. He was a member of the Association of College
and Research Libraries (ACRL) Outcomes Assessment Task Force and chaired the ACRL College Libraries
Section Committee on Standards that developed and published new outcomes-based "Standards for College Libraries" in 2000. A member of the Oberlin Group Founding Committee, he promoted the idea of sharing information and ideas among liberal arts college librarians. He helped to establish the ACRL
Excellence in Library Awards program and served on its committee. Earlier, he served as a member of the
Choice Editorial Board, the Editorial Board of College and Research Libraries, and the OCLC Association of College and University Libraries (ACCUL) Advisory Board .
Managing collections is at the heart of the library’s responsibilities. When librarians acquire materials to support current research and teaching programs, they also expect to preserve those materials for future use. In carrying
out the dual responsibilities of preserving and providing access to information, nearly all academic libraries are confronting space problems, despite the promise of electronic technologies to ease the situation. Traditional solutions
to the problem, such as expanding the library building or constructing more compact shelving, have become less viable as construction costs escalate and institutions of higher education strain under ever-tighter budgets.
The creation of off-site storage facilities has eased the situation for many institutions; some have even decided to create joint repositories with other institutions. The Five College Library Depository, however, has boldly taken
the idea a step further. In collaborating on storage, members of the Five Colleges, Inc. (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) have agreed to deaccession duplicate copies and adopt joint ownership of the remaining
collection. In effect, they have agreed to organize their collections as a single library to serve the consortium. Although a history of collaboration among the members created the basis for the high level of trust needed to move the project forward, the effort could be successful only after gaining the trust and cooperation of the faculty and staff of each institution.
In his report, Will Bridegam offers a valuable case study in the advantages and disadvantages of depository libraries, their economics, and the practical and political issues associated with their creation. As director of the library at Amherst College, he played a key role in establishing the initial
offsite storage facility, as well as in broadening its service to the Five Colleges.
As libraries change in response to budgetary constraints as well as developments in information technology, the Five College Library Depository model suggests new possibilities for collection management and ways for libraries to reframe their service missions.
The questions facing all academic libraries--
to what extent can we provide access to materials that we do not own, and which materials must we preserve for future generations––are examined in this report.
Our US library system is not only our public libraries and those collections---it is both public and private UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES that are ground zero for what is 300 years of US academic collections all books valuable to our academic researchers who then open the doors to our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE. Again, those global banking 5% players writing to hide information and create societal FADS with a goal of killing our 99% of citizens but also our LEFT social progressive academics educating our 99% with REAL INFORMATION and goals of global banking 1%.
STOPPING GLOBAL GOOGLE DIGITAL LIBRARY IS NOT THE GORILLA-IN-THE-ROOM ISSUE FOR OUR 99% -----FIGHTING TO KEEP WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN US LIBRARY COLLECTION OF BOOKS IS THAT GORILLA-ISSUE.
Please stop believing this FAKE DEMOCRATIZING being sold in digital library scanning of books. Those MASTER PLANS kill our 99% WE THE PEOPLE every time---that is why they use the word MASTER.
UPDATE: READ OUR RESPONSE TO NYPL’S MASTER PLAN!
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY STILL IN PERIL
The Committee to Save the New York Public Library was founded to halt NYPL’s hugely unpopular Central Library Plan (CLP), which would have sold two important midtown libraries (the Mid-Manhattan Library and the Science, Industry and Business Library) and demolished the historic research stacks in the 42nd Street Library that provide shelving for over 3 million books. In 2014, in the face of mounting public criticism and three lawsuits filed by Save NYPL members and affiliates, the NYPL board of trustees announced that it was abandoning the Central Library Plan.
This is a great victory for library advocates and the people of New York City. Unfortunately, significant concerns remain:
• An alarming absence of fiscal transparency and oversight. The city government has allocated $150 million in taxpayer money for the NYPL’s plan to remodel the Mid-Manhattan Library now being developed. NYPL estimates the cost for renovations to the 42nd Street Library at $90 million. We urge open continuous public engagement to avoid repeating the waste of $18 million, the amount squandered on the now-discarded CLP. Taxpayer money entitles New Yorkers to an open planning process.
• A library without books?
NYPL is one of the world’s great research libraries, with a collection of 8.2 million volumes. As the only New York research library open to the public, it is a crucial public resource, an equalizer of opportunity. Books in the 42nd Street Library stacks can reach the reading room in under thirty minutes. NYPL has already moved the entire contents of the stacks off-site, with requested books requiring 1-3 days for delivery, and intends to keep the stacks empty. Off-site storage for so many books diminishes NYPL’s usefulness as a research library. Although NYPL is expanding storage under Bryant Park, it may not be enough. Quick access to the NYPL collection should be central to its mission.
The Committee to Save NYPL demands the following:
- Engage in an open dialog with the public regarding planned renovations to the Mid-Manhattan Library and 42nd Street Library. To this end, NYPL should make programming and design documents readily available prior to public forums so the public can provide constructive, well informed feedback.
- Release all documents pertaining to past, current and future plans, in particular the proposed plans for 42nd Street, the Mid-Manhattan renovation, and the fate of the Science, Industry and Business Library. The detailed cost analysis of the Central Library Plan promised by CEO Anthony at a New York State Assembly hearing in July 2013 is still kept secret. As an institution receiving substantial public support, NYPL should release all documents related to its planning process and open its books for public audit.
- Strengthen public representation on the NYPL Board of Trustees. We urge the Mayor to appoint his representative to the Trustees to defend the interests of the public. This position has remained vacant since his election. Please join us in calling on Mayor de Blasio to appoint a representative who will serve the interests of citizens, readers and scholars and bring transparency to what has been a secretive decision-making process.
- Update the climate-control and sprinkler systems at the 42nd Street Library so books can be returned to the stacks. Letting them stand empty while paying to store books off site is almost as wasteful as spending hundreds of millions of dollars to demolish them, as the Central Library Plan proposed.
- Expand the operating hours of the 42nd Street Library to allow New Yorkers additional access to the collections later in the evenings.
As a baby boomer having spent 40 years tuning into public media and Garrison Keillor---loved the skits ------we knew Garrison was that global banking 5% media STAR promoting FADS and societal changes while being that academic. KEILLOR used satire to let the 99% know CLINTON ERA education reforms were a dumbing of our 99% with loss of rigor------he created that aura of research librarians not being ONE OF US-----Garrison was the epitome of OLD WORLD pre-Christian CATO/NERO/SENECA stoicism------always team extreme wealth being the consummate global banking 1% freemason LITERARY STAR.
Whether our 99% WE THE PEOPLE are jocks-----low-income---vocational track ----whether college white collar professionals who DON'T see our fellow citizens not having college degrees as HICKS et al----another propaganda by global banking 1% to create population tensions--------the GORILLA-IN-ROOM issue surrounding global GOOGLE DIGITIZED LIBRARY policy is the goal of our 99% WE THE PEOPLE to be unable to access several hundred years of AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ---I AM MAN books---but so too our ancient and medieval BOOKS necessary for understanding REAL WORLD HISTORY.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hey Garrison Keilor: THIS Is What A Librarian Looks Like Dear Garrison Keillor:
I am sick,sick SICK of your blasted "Ruth Harrison Reference Librarian" skit.
Librarians are overworked, underfunded and under appreciated and always have been. And we are getting more crap than ever in this "libraries are outdated, it's all electronics now" baloney.
You are a reader and a writer--a writer, I might add, whose books are BOUGHT by librarians, PROMOTED by libraries. You owe a helluva lot to us.
Once upon a time, when women were generally not allowed to become doctors, lawyers, engineers and the rest, the professions open to to them were generally teachers and librarians. And since middle class women weren't expected to work outside the home, most of the women working in libraries were well educated, middle class spinsters who generally stayed in those jobs forever, with their hair in buns, wearing their sensible shoes and their reading glasses on a chain.
But Garrison, I've been a librarian since 1984 and even then, a quarter of a century ago, that stereotypical librarian was already becoming an endangered species.
Librarians come in all ages, both genders and a range of ethnic backgrounds. They have outside lives. They do everything from rock climbing to fine arts.
They're tech savvy--computers have not taken away from their work as Katherine Hepburn feared in "Desk Set":
In fact, they've opened our work up in all kinds of new ways--something I know well because of my fellow travelers on sites like Pinterest and the Facebook "Flannel Friday" group.
Librarians are not conservative, hidebound or rigid--except perhaps for catalogers, and I won't start on my opinion of deviants catalogers here. They adapt to new technology, they find ways to use it.
In the face of "Did you have to go to college to learn this?" "My taxes pay your salary", the folks who think all we do is stamp due dates and go "shush!", the families who use us a source of free programs and then go buy their own books, the daily dealings with the homeless, the mentally ill and the just plain rude, we smile and go on serving the public.
Want to see what a REAL librarian looks like Garrison?
You can find me HERE. And a whole lot of other librarians there as well, few who look or sound one bit like "Ruth Harrison".
Do some more joke shows, Garrison. Introduce me to some more great music. Make fun of the Republicans--tons of material there right now.
And send a nice large donation to the libraries of St Paul and perhaps all of Minnesota.
For that matter, if you could spare a bit, the state of Virginia could use some library funding too, especially with the current a-hole governor we've got.
Just enough with the "reference librarian" skit.
It's a stereotype, and we've got enough of those. And it's just not funny.
The Library Lady
Librarian, Wife,Mother, Gardener, Bad Ballerina and a Whole Lot More......
NO US national media outlet sold global banking 1% FADS and societal changes and were filled with those 5% freemason STARS ---then SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-----and NPR programming.
WATCHED THEM ALL--LOVED THE PROGRAMS----KNEW THEY WERE DISHING FAR-RIGHT, GLOBAL BANKING 1% POLICIES.
We outed Garrison for his ties to pre-Christian CATO/NERO/SENECA stoicism----this is a great SNL skit showing just that.
What American Public Media and National Public Media did with many of its programming is create that ELITISM OF COLLEGE-EDUCATED citizens that does not really exist. This is CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA creating population tensions between 99% workers.
WE CAN LOVE THE ENTERTAINMENT====WE CAN LOVE THOSE GLOBAL BANKING 1% STARS-----WE MUST BE ABLE TO KNOW THEY WORK AGAINST 99% AND FOR GLOBAL BANKING 1% AND SIMPLY INTERPRET WHAT THEY ARE PUSHING AND HIDING.
Most of us loved the folk music and arts in this mix of pretension.
NPR's Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls - SNL
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