Friday, April 15, 2005

Parliamentary Elections

Lorcan Dempsey brought to my attention a blog log that the BBC is offering on its web site for comment on the upcoming elections in the UK. One of the guest bloggers is a friend of Lorcan, and he's managed to bring the concept of networked libraries into the electoral discussion. Go to, then scroll down to the 14 April entry.

ALA always tries to get the presidential candidates on the record about libraries, but John has managed to get some pretty candid reactions from his candidates. "When I spoke to the candidates of three parties for the last Scottish Parliament election, I asked them about their position on networked libraries and e-library developments. Two seemed amazed or baffled at the concept; one said that he thought that libraries still depended on paper cards to store details of where a book might be. "

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