|THE ZINE FOR LIBRARIANS WHO REFUSE TO BE CLASSIFIED
June 26, 2002
Note: The opinions expressed herein are soley those of the author. Any resemblance to real librarians (living or dead, or somewhere in between) is probably a coincidence, but maybe not.
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Telling it all
Washington State University Librarians have come up with a great idea to explain to their patrons why requested books are unavailable - they're displaying damaged books, together with their replacement costs. Torn spines, razored pages, food spills - all there for everyone to see. All that's missing is the name of the book's last borrower ...
WLW RESEARCH COLUMN
Does Size Matter?
Google has rapidly become the Search Tool of Choice amongst librarians. However, AlltheWeb.com claims to have a bigger database than Google, so WLW checked it out.
Is bigger better? On a search for the phrase "warrior librarian", Google produces around 400 hits, and AlltheWeb around 600. Yes, they had more hits than Google, but Google shows the search term in the web pages context, where AlltheWeb didn't. So to find out if the site was worthy of our time, we had to actually access it. Not much of a time saver - in fact, just the opposite. The Google hits were also more relevant, and were "ranked" in a more appropriate fashion.
So does size matter? Only to the inadequate, apparently. With all the trash on the 'net, plus the sheer size of the beast, we have to ask: do the extra 200 hits serve any useful purpose? And we have to say, no. It's time someone did a major cull of the Internet! Any volunteers? ...
Lib Cats replaced by Dogs?
Cats might be cute 'n' clean 'n' all. But isn't it time to start upgrading to something a little less decorative, and more useful? Sniffer dogs, more than just a nose ...
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SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
ALA enlists Biblia's help
The American Library Association requests permission to use articles from WLW in their advocacy campaign. The Warrior Librarian can't help but see the irony in her assisting her American cousins, when the salaries of Australian library colleagues is so woeful. Still no contact from IFLA, UN, NASA, or the Tasmanian Senate, as yet ...
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LATEST HUMOR PAGE
Dirty Reality Creation
It has come to the attention of WLW Management that not all libraries are dark, dingy hovels, with idiots administrating a pathetic budget, and a regular contingent of patrons from hell. Unfortunately, this means that some information professionals are missing out on the opportunity to whinge, complain, write insulting letters, and launch parody websites. In the interests of equity and fairness, WLW now offers a new service for librarians working in non-standard conditions....
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LESS TARDY HUMOR PAGE
Libraries 101: The Idiots' Guide
A brief introduction for library beginners, who think they might like to become a library user ...
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MORE ORIGINAL HUMOUR
Laugh yourself comatose.
No, folks, WLW isn't just yet another directory of humor. The Humor Index contains over 60 original humor items by Biblia - except for one guest item, exclusive to WLW. Oh, and one well-known piece off the 'net that people expect to see on any library humor site. But the rest is original. Honest. Use the new improved index! Now in alphabetical order, even. Click here for the US version or here for the English version or at the bottom of this page for those with a sinking feeling, or at the top left hand side, or ....
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