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Stephen Abram's Posts About Library Land
Newsweek, July 26, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2010, 1:26 pm
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I love your thoughts and insights, but as a leading library professional, I am disappointed by your lack of citing on your blog posts. In attempting to use the social media graphics you found posted a few weeks back, I was hard pressed to find out where they came from and cite them when showing them in the college course that I teach. Today, as I am going through my RSS reader, I see Doug Johnson’s post regarding this. He was very adamant that he only was posting a portion of the scanned page and that you should go to your library to see the full copy. I even decided to go purchase a copy that I can show in class. You however, stole Johnson’s picture and neither cited him, nor informed the public that it wasn’t even the full image. It is a sad display from a responsible information professional.
Suffice it to say that the graphics on this blog post are lawful. Any accusations to the contrary are false.
I commented on a version of this post that has since been changed. I whole-heartedly appreciate the citation and full graphic now represented here. I commented on the post before Mr. Abram had acquired the full graphic with citation. And I thank him for his response to my concern.
I couldn’t find a way to ask a question. I had heard you speak at NEFLIN and also had the Rougue Prof refer to you at Campus 2010. I had a question about the impact on Libraries of a product like Xplana. There is a lot of their PR and other pieces out there, but I couldn’t locate any issues with Library held eBooks versus this type of product. Do you have any insight ?
If I’m seeing parts of it right, it is part text book sales service but incorporates some functions the Library is already actively serving with what looks like better materials. Any talk out there I can find on this issue?
I see Doug Johnson’s post regarding this. He was very adamant that he only was posting a portion of the scanned page and that you should go to your library to see the full copy.
I think that it would be a lot easier to to go to the Newsweek website. I’ve linked to that in my post as most other blogs linking to this graphic have done.
Newsweek has been very supportive of libraries this year including cool ads during National Library Week.