Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Thursday, December 02, 2004

NetLibrary's Ebook of the month

December eBook of the Month:

A Black and White Case: How Affirmative Action Survived Its Greatest Legal Challenge

A masterful tale of the people and politics behind the surprising decisions that upheld race-based admissions in colleges, December's eBook of the Month documents one of the most important affirmative action cases to reach the Supreme Court in a generation.

Capturing the individual dramas and human passions that colored and propelled this momentous legal struggle, Bloomberg News Supreme Court Reporter Greg Stohr takes us deep inside America's court system. He follows the trail from the University of Michigan to Washington D.C., revealing how lawyers argued and strategized, how lower-court judges fought behind the scenes for control of the cases, and why the White House filed a brief in support of the white students, in opposition to a chorus of retired generals and admirals worried that the military academies would no longer reflect the face of America.

Designed to increase awareness of online resources and highlight the value of your eBook collection, December's eBook of the Month is provided through the generous support of Bloomberg Press. Don't miss this unique opportunity to showcase your NetLibrary collection by sharing a powerful and compelling account of one of the most significant race relations cases since Brown v. Board of Education.

Access the book through the Kansas Library Card.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

The Librarian - Quest for a ???

Take your pick:

Entertainment Weekly had a full page add for : The
>Librarian, Quest for the Spear...He didn't want to be
>a hero. He only wanted a job. Sunday, Dec.5 on TNT.
>Here's a link to TNT site
Here's the spoof site:

Complete list [OCLC - OCLC Top 1000]

Complete list [OCLC - OCLC Top 1000]

This list contains the "Top 1000" titles owned by OCLC member libraries—the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the "purchase vote" of libraries around the globe.

What's your favorite book? The one you'd buy again if you wear out the binding? the one you'd want to pass on to your grandchild?

My grandad died when I was 11, and I received from him a copy of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," and an early science fiction book called "New Bodies for Old." I promptly read both of them, and remember more about the first than the latter.