Library socialism Show more
" Library Socialism is connected to several strains in radical thought, like usufruct -- the idea that property could be held in common, but that individuals could assume control over them as needed and enjoy both their use and the use of the fruits of the property, but on condition that they not destroy the property and that they return it when they're done with it.
Also connected is "the irreducible minimum": the commitment by a society to ensure that every person who lives in it must have the basics for happy, fulfilled life, regardless of their status.
Finally, there is "complementarity," the idea that the world can be improved by combining the things we find in it -- just as different metals can make alloys that are stronger than the sum of their parts, the right combinations of our selves and our work can be more than any one of us can accomplish on our own."
At 14:00 CEST (in ~20mins) @maxlath @douginamug and @jums will have an open discussion around inventaire
After nearly two weeks, the data breach, which affected libraries in Vienna, turned into one of Austria's largest data breaches to date:
– more than 710,000 people are affected
– attackers remained undetected for nearly 9 months
– leaked data contains full name, physical address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, phone number, and more
@pschwede @inventaire Looks very interesting. Especially since it is built on top of #WikiData. I'm planning on indexing my library anyway. I just do not have enough shelves at the moment. Btw: I do not own KybernEthik. It was lent to me by Schlomo some time ago. #WikiDienstag #OpenData #Inventaire #Library #Bücher #Bibliothek
“How We Discovered 3 Poisonous #Books In Our University #Library.” https://ponderwall.com/index.php/2019/05/11/poisonous-books-university-library/
Yay the local #library is gonna buy Farming While Black, this (possibly) overly specific copy of Conquest of Bread, and some kids books by non-whites! My requests are always so not-white focused that I suspect it's why they always get approved? Or #librarians really aren't picky at all and will approve anything that is available for them to purchase. I relaly don't know. How does that work?
Working on some fun teen #library programs for the fall, including workshops on self-care/mental wellness, financial planning, & learning about being a tattoo artist! We’ll also have a monthly Dungeons & Dragons game & passive “creativity boxes” in the teen zone.
Also working on developing a roving teen maker space and co-planning coding classes thru the spring with a coworker. Eventually I’d also like a zine library in the corner of the teen zone... 👍👍
500-year-old book catalogue, Christopher Columbus mention Show more
"The Libro de los Epítomes manuscript, which is more than a foot thick, contains more than 2,000 pages and summaries from the #library of Hernando Colón, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus who made it his life’s work to create the biggest library the world had ever known in the early part of the 16th century." #books #history #reading
Hello! I'm Thaddeus and this is finally my Introduction. (long post) Show more
podcast recs, policing, intersectionality Show more
If you can handle a devastating pair of podcasts, I highly rec episode 1 of Kimberlé Crenshaw's "Intersectionality Matters!" followed by ep 29 of Conner Habib's "Against Everyone" w/ Alex Vitale.
Then think long & hard about *how* (not whether) you're compelled to participate in a #school-/ #library-to-prison pipeline. How can you get rid of fines? What structures need to change for your institution to work toward restorative justice instead of policing?