Reblogging Louise Matsakis’ article about tracking users on various websites. Very interesting to see how much data is being collected, with potential security risks.
The tech world will need to decide soon where they stand in history.
I’m reblogging this post by the Toronto Public Library about identifying fake news.
It’s important that we remain critical about content online. Information professionals should especially scrutinize online resources.
For those working within the traditional library, you may be interested in reading Eric Hellman’s How to check if your library is leaking catalog searches to Amazon.
It’s great to be aware of these things to protect the privacy of our users.
How would you protect your precious books?
This article details how medieval scribes wrote curses on their books to deter people from stealing them. Some of the curses are colourful and I thought it would be fun to share them.
The article also mentions Marc Drogin’s Anathema!: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses, which has compiled many book curses for our reading pleasure.