Friday, February 27, 2015


Just starting the trial. Log into Pipeline and take a look at the available magazines...
in Flipster.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fair Use Week

This week is Fair Use Week, according to the Association of Research Libraries, and that's as good a time as any to remind everyone that it's wrong to refer to fair as merely a "limitation or exception" to copyright law -- or merely a defense to infringement. It is a right that is protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court has regularly referred to "fair use" as a "safeguard" of the First Amendment, allowing copyright law to be compatible with the First Amendment. As such, it seems bizarre that fair use is not seen as the default, rather than the other way around. If we are to protect the First Amendment, and not allow for speech to be stifled, at the very least, we need a greater recognition of the importance of fair use in guaranteeing that the First Amendment's principles of free speech are allowed to thrive.


Brig C. McCoy
Network Services Manager
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
625 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 64114
913-279-2349, Phone
816-885-2700, Cell

Thanks, Brig!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Induced Seismicity

Hello all....

The Kansas Geological Survey has a great page of links on induced seismicity and general information on earthquakes at:

Among the links is a State Action Plan by the Kansas Corporation Commission issued initially September 26, 2014 and amended January 21, 2015.... i.e. hot off the virtual press!

Thanks to:

Bill Sowers
Kansas Documents and Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Kansas

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

KS Governors' Press Releases, 2003 - 2015

The press releases of a gubernatorial administration can be an opportunity for a historical/political researcher to get a chronological footing on what issues and decisions were made under a particular administration.

The State Library's KGI Online Library has the press releases of three Kansas governors up online:

Sebelius (2003-2009)

Parkinson (2009-2011)

Brownback (2011- )
(annual cumulations up to 2014)

Thanks to
Bill Sowers
Kansas Documents and Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Kansas