Library TERF BS 

Response to my email saying I will not be attending: “Our belief is that the exclusion of Toronto’s Digital initiatives would not be in alignment with the ALIA principle of free access to information.” UHHH how?? What a tired excuse to do harm 😡

Library TERFs 

So Public Libraries WA (Australia) have organised, among others, Vickery Bowles to talk about digital innovation for a library strategy thing. I mean, could we not? 😡

“People like that are precisely why every tech company has been tripping over itself to sponsor free “coding boot camps” — not to raise up the world’s poor so everyone can make six figures, but to dilute the value of programming labor until it’s a minimum wage skillset so they can increase their own already-massive profit margins.”

Damn 🔥🔥

furrygirl.medium.com/doing-sex

how does anyone still have imposter syndrome when ernest kline is getting paid to write books

A new chapter of my story ‘Hel is a Four Letter Word’ is up. New chapter every two weeks if you’re interested

shaddowland.net/2020/11/23/hel

The first chapter of my new story, “Hel is a Four Letter Word” is up for your reading pleasure.

It’s a direct sequel to ‘House of Discordia’ but can be read as a stand-alone.

So if you like polytheistic neo-noir detective stories, you’ll probably like it 🤷🏻‍♂️

shaddowland.net/2020/08/31/hel

Blockchain 

I groaned out loud when I read this article’s title in CILIP’s journal (jan-feb 2020 issue that only landed on my desk last week). The article doesn’t disappoint either.

@ashley I linked a bunch of Australian librarians to your CMS spreadsheet today. Sorry in advance if you suddenly get a lot of queries!

What do role playing games, swing dancing, BDSM, polyamory, and exhibitions have in common? 🤔 Find out in my latest post for the monthly theme of ‘play’

shaddowland.net/2020/07/05/onc

i don't know who needs to hear this but [HIGH PITCHED INTERMITTENT KEENING FOLLOWED BY MODEM HANDSHAKE NOISES]

@alissa I am pleasantly surprised by how good this is 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Libraries on elists asking for a technical solution to a problem I solved two years ago and told everyone about but no one has even looked at...

Sorry team I have to go make dinner. Thanks for the chats and thanks @hugh for amazing hosting!!

It's also been interesting looking at feedback for my own library services. 99% of feedback has been "oh I'm glad you're doing these things. I don't want that but I'm sure someone else does." 🤔

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Are libraries grabbing onto that one stable thing (print material) during a crisis because that's all they think about? Despite trying to tell the public 'we're more than just books' for years. Seems like a huge step backwards, and shows how much lip service makerspaces, third place, movements are.

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