Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From a colleague:

"This week has been dubbed fair use weekby a whole bunch of organizations (mostly universities and libraries) as a chance to celebrate the usefulness and wonder that is fair use in protecting free speech, enabling creativity and inspiring innovation. As we've said many times in the past, fair use is an incredibly important concept -- if often misunderstood -- so it's good to see these organizations working together to better educate the public on why fair use is so key.

However, not everyone is so enthralled with fair use. The MPAA is apparently so frightened by fair use that it, and some of its friends, have been posting weirdly uninformed screeds against fair use over the past few days. Some are more silly than others (such as one that tries to claim that the MPAA has never been against fair use, ignoring that the MPAA's long-time boss Jack Valenti once declared -- totally incorrectly -- that fair use wasn't in the law), but let's focus on the one that comes straight from the horse's mouth: Neil Turkewitz, the MPAA's "Senior Policy Council" has published a piece at Medium (a site that relies heavily on fair use to protect it from being sued into oblivion) pretending to honor fair use while actually criticizing it.

http://tinyurl.com/gux4t53

…brig

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Brig C. McCoy
Network Services Manager
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
625 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66101"

Thursday, January 05, 2017

State Library of Kansas Link to Historical State of the State addresses!

It’s coming! The 2017 Kansas Legislative Session is almost here. And with the new session the annual State of the State address will be delivered.

This issue of the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Blog provides a link to previous Legislative Messages delivered by Kansas governors stretching back to the 1860s. We invite you to read the blog and take a look at the state of the state through the years.

KGI BLOG
https://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=351#item

Bill Sowers

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Resources for the Elections from State Library of Kansas.

With Election Day just two weeks away, we’d like to point out a great series in the EBSCO History Reference Center database. In this database, you'll find journal articles, reference ebooks, and primary source documents on historical topics (of course!).

Flash Focus: Presidential Elections 1788-2000. Each article overviews the candidates, big issues of the time, the campaign, and election outcomes (including voter turnout on modern elections).

History Reference Center has a search component, but we really enjoy the homepage Browse feature. This is a great way to pick a topic for a research paper or just to quickly learn about an era. Choose a section (U.S. or World) then a time period to view a list important events, issues, and people during that time. Each item on the list will take you to a package of materials on the topic. U.S. History sections will commonly contain materials for presidents, if you’d rather browse towards presidential information.

Direct link to this on our blog: http://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=316


Thanks,

Lianne Flax
Online Services and Programming
State Library of Kansas
Phone: 800-432-3919
Support email: audiobooks@ks.gov
http://www.kslib.info/digitalbooks
**PLEASE NOTE that my email has changed to lianne.flax@ks.gov **


Republished from Lianne Flax.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Links to Help: Registering to Vote in Kansas

Do it soon. Do it now!

The following information is being provided to all Butler students and staff in accordance with Federal Regulations. The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is October 18.

http://www.voteks.org/ - Information on how to register to vote, where to vote, check the status of your voter registration, etc.

https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/ - Register to Vote Online

http://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/A_Guide_to_Voting_in_Kansas.pdf - A guide to voting in Kansas with important deadlines.

http://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf - Paper Voter Registration Form

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Fall Semester begins Today! Come visit us at the Libraries of Butler



We welcome you as you visit libraries at Butler online, in El Dorado, in Andover; and at our related libraries at Andover High School and Rose Hill High School. Happy first day!

Friday, July 29, 2016

TAPROOTS: the State of KS Social Welfare 1964-71 archives

From the KSLIB:

Happy Friday everyone!

This week’s Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library blog features TAPROOTS, a serial publication of the Kansas Department of Social Welfare issued between 1964-1971. Taproots covered the different aspects of social services to Kansans provided by state and local government during the 1960s… a time of great change in the U.S. It’s a great source for historians and social service researchers. It’s also full of photos or people and places in our recent history.

Read the blog and peruse the pages of Taproots at:
http://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=279#item

Also included in this week’s blog is a link to agency/division publications in KGI by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division (formerly the Kansas Department of Animal Health).

Bill

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Personal Help with Health Insurance Marketplace Available

Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

You can go to www.coverks.org to get the most up-to-date list of free, in-person certified assistants in the patron’s zip code area.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kansas Induced Seismicity State Task Force

Hello all…

The latest blog from the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library:

Links and assorted material issued through the Kansas Induced Seismicity State Task Force (in operation during 2014)

http://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=259#item

Stay cool!

Bill Sowers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

From the State Library: Resources on the June 23 Special Session on School Finance

Hello all,

Be sure to check out the latest blog post from the State Library of Kansas. This week, From the Reference Desk includes information about the Special Session next week. To read more, please click on this link, http://kslib.info/ReferenceBlog.

Thanks!

Brett L. Rurode
Reference Librarian
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave, Rm 312-N
Topeka, KS 66612-1593
785-296-4673 *** 800-432-3919
http://www.kslib.info