Quick Reference Guide to PIPA, SOPA, and the OPEN Act

by Alison Ewing 18. January 2012 17:03

From the American Library Association (ALA)...

"Three copyright-related bills are currently in play at the start of 2012 – all of which take aim at any website beyond U.S. borders that distribute counterfeit or copyright infringing products. All three bills operate under the assumption that there is a problem that needs to be solved – and the best, or only, way to combat online infringement overseas is with more law targeted at foreign websites. These bills have the potential to negatively impact fundamental library principles. The following chart [link] is for quick reference (not meant to be comprehensive), and outlines the primary issues and concerns of interest to the library community and those who use the Internet."

~Corey Williams, American Library Association.


Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog, and beSpacific

Facts: The best source for demographic information

by Ted McClure 6. January 2012 12:51

The best place For U.S. demographic and economic statistics is American FactFinder from the Census Bureau. The Bureau is currently moving the data to the new American FactFinder site. The old site will close on January 20th, so update your bookmarks. To learn about the new American FactFinder, including:

  • Search using Topics, Geographies, Population Groups, and Industry Codes
  • Working with Search Results
  • Create a Map
  • Modify a Table
  • Accessing the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File
  • Transpose Rows and Columns
  • Bookmark and Download
  • Building deep links

and other features — go to this web page.


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New Arrivals

by Lynn 6. January 2012 11:17


The New Arrivals list for December has been posted.  There were plenty of new titles and new editions of study aids added to the library's collection in December.  Can't make it to the library- we've added 14 new ebook titles for your reading pleasure. 

Look for the symbol next to ebook titles in the catalog.

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