Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Franz Nolken, Max Reger, 1913
Daily Thoughts 12/6/2011
I spent some time updating the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library this morning.
The flyer for the Kenneth C. Davis author event on January 12, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is in the Mount Vernon Inquirer. It is always good to see positive publicity.
On the way to work, I read some more of Free Ride. The book does an excellent job of explaining how the Digital Millenium Copyright Act basically did not take into account what the public wanted. The copyright act was basically a debate between different industries like the music and electronic industries.
I also spent some time discussing technology with a colleague in preparation for the Technology Committee tonight. We discussed things like the website, flash drives for patrons, software, and wireless access. I also spent some time talking with another colleague from the Westchester Library System about contacts for programming focused on the computer lab.
I am thinking about the budget hearing on Friday which should be very interesting. There is a proposed budget given to us on 12/6/2011. However, it is not finalized. It is something to think about. Maybe things will change at the hearing.
I read some more of Free Ride on the way home. It reveals how ideologically divided people are about copyright. It is clear that a lot of very large companies would like to weaken copyright for their own purposes.
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