remixtures, to random Portuguese
@remixtures@tldr.nettime.org avatar

#InformationAccess #PublicGoods #Democracy #Libraries: "Democracy means public, open spaces where civic workers are there to help members of the public navigate to and make sense of information that they need. Democracy means connected communities where people work with one another to understand the world around themselves. A search engine can be a useful tool, but Google's irrelationality goes back at least to their conception of their mission as "organiz[ing] the world's information and mak[ing] it universally accessible and useful." As Hoffmann and Bloom convincingly argue, the very framing of that goal as something that can be achieved by one company, with impersonal technology, is inconsistent with meaningful access for many (most?) of the people in the world.

So, as we look for ways to repair our information ecosystem in the wake of the depredations of the current AI hype-driven deluge of synthetic media, a key step should be shoring up support for library systems and learning from the practices, traditions, and current research of librarians and library and information scientists."

https://buttondown.email/maiht3k/archive/information-access-as-a-public-good/

IdahoLark, to Idaho
@IdahoLark@syringa.social avatar

Idaho youth like this give me hope. She tried to give the superintendent a banned book called "The Hand Maid's Tale” at her graduation ceremony. After he didn't take it, she left it at his feet and left. https://youtu.be/RQl74oEDstU?si=905qJT-XtXnu-S_X

endDRM, to random
@endDRM@hostux.social avatar

"As more and more readers turn to ebooks, libraries are forced to keep up with the trend, often having to pay onerous licensing fees just for the "privilege" of keeping the work in stock, and, often unknowingly, exposing their patrons' data." Read the full article about IDAD 2023: https://u.fsf.org/421

infodocket, to books
@infodocket@newsie.social avatar
CandaceRobbAuthor, to books
@CandaceRobbAuthor@historians.social avatar

The Seattle Public Library was hit with a ransomware attack. A library that has offered youth across the country access to its digital holdings with a special library card. Curious. Sickening. It's still open for physical books, using paper forms for borrowing. Bring your library cards or at least the number!
Support libraries--they are places of wonder and lifelines for the community.
@bookstodon
@books

https://shelftalkblog.wordpress.com/today/

br00t4c, to Nvidia
@br00t4c@mastodon.social avatar

Nvidia denies pirate e-book sites are "shadow libraries" to shut down lawsuit

#libraries #nvidia

https://arstechnica.com/?p=2027205

yo_bj, to infosec
@yo_bj@glammr.us avatar

It looks like Seattle Public Library gets to be added to the list of libraries affected by ransomware - https://westseattleblog.com/2024/05/followup-seattle-public-library-says-ransomware-event-keeping-its-online-services-offline/

SJLahey, to Women
@SJLahey@mastodon.social avatar

27 May 2019: Leslie Weir was appointed Librarian & Archivist of Canada; she is the first woman to hold this role.

@bookhistodons @histodons

jsrailton, (edited ) to random
@jsrailton@mastodon.social avatar

When politicians attack the means of knowledge transmission like libraries, science, teachers & universities, remember:

Your ignorance is their power.

endDRM, to random
@endDRM@hostux.social avatar

"As more and more readers turn to ebooks, libraries are forced to keep up with the trend, often having to pay onerous licensing fees just for the "privilege" of keeping the work in stock, and, often unknowingly, exposing their patrons' data." Read the full article about IDAD 2023: https://u.fsf.org/421

thoughtpunks, to books
@thoughtpunks@dice.camp avatar

Anyone else read adult books in like middle school? And instead of adults freaking out, they encouraged it? I read horror "early" & everyone from teachers to neighbors were thrilled to recommend more, plenty with sexual content, worried more if the gore/terror would be too much.

aehdeschaine, to conservative
@aehdeschaine@zirk.us avatar
ahimsa_pdx,
@ahimsa_pdx@disabled.social avatar

@aehdeschaine
In related news (book burning by Israeli soldiers):

"CAIR Says Videos of Israeli Soldiers Burning Quran, Library in Gaza are Further Evidence of Genocide"

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/cair-says-videos-of-israeli-soldiers-burning-quran-library-in-gaza-are-further-evidence-of-genocide/

#Gaza #Libraries #BookBurning #CulturalHeritage #Genocide

gbhnews, (edited ) to fediverse
@gbhnews@mastodon.social avatar

🌞 Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It is 76F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

Spain, Norway, and Ireland have recognized a Palestinian state.

Massachusetts' "millionaire's tax" has brought in 1.8 billion, an amount more than estimated.

Some Mass. public are now hiring social workers to connect patrons in need with services.

dbsalk, to books
@dbsalk@mastodon.social avatar

My heart aches for the children who will no longer have access to their local library because some arrogant assholes decided to be offended by books with new ideas and different perspectives.

The cruelty is the point.

https://bookriot.com/donnelly-public-library-adults-only/

@bookstodon on@a.gup.pe

jillrhudy, to librarians
@jillrhudy@mastodon.social avatar

The cost of library e-books gets more insane every year. S&S wants $130 for the audiobook of the new Stephen King short story collection. . .for just two years, when it expires and our library has to buy another license. Nope!
@librarians

kubikpixel, to rust
@kubikpixel@chaos.social avatar

Blessed.rs: An unofficial guide to the Rust ecosystem

🦀 https://blessed.rs


comicslibrarian, to random
@comicslibrarian@mastodon.world avatar

Hey, kids in Donnelly, Idaho, do you like the Summer Reading Program?

Well, fuck you, the library is adults only now thanks to book banners and right wing legislators

endDRM, to random
@endDRM@hostux.social avatar

"It's not easy being an anti-DRM activist, especially heading into 2024. Not content with locking down software and streaming media, the massive corporations peddling this unjust technology have even extended their reach into the world's libraries. OverDrive is the worst of these offenders..." Read the full article about IDAD 2023: https://u.fsf.org/421 #LearnLibre #EndDRM #Libraries #ebooks #DayAgainstDRM

nemobis, to random
@nemobis@mamot.fr avatar

Are and Rikhardinkatu the only in with an internal courtyard where you can bring your reading materials, and how is this essential feature not listed in the services on the website?
https://helmet.finna.fi/OrganisationInfo/Home#84870

endDRM, to random
@endDRM@hostux.social avatar

"It's not easy being an anti-DRM activist, especially heading into 2024. Not content with locking down software and streaming media, the massive corporations peddling this unjust technology have even extended their reach into the world's libraries. OverDrive is the worst of these offenders..." Read the full article about IDAD 2023: https://u.fsf.org/421 #LearnLibre #EndDRM #Libraries #ebooks #DayAgainstDRM

mrundkvist, to Stockholm
@mrundkvist@archaeo.social avatar

East Stable, Academy of Letters, Open Day

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micchiato, to random
@micchiato@mastodon.social avatar

gonna say this is the only way to keep fully funded.

video/mp4

br00t4c, to random
@br00t4c@mastodon.social avatar

44 years ago he became her protector after a terrible act. Today, they've been reunited in love.

https://www.upworthy.com/romance-40-years-in-the-making-betsy-irv-rp5

yo_bj, to privacy
@yo_bj@glammr.us avatar

How many libraries had "police having the tech to scan the RFID of a library book in a moving car" in their list of threat scenarios? :yikes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2024/05/14/police-car-surveillance-tech-uncovers-phones-pet-trackers-and-library-books/

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