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Brook Freeman
Works at Free Library of Philadelphia
Attended Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
Lives in Philadelphia PA
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  • Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
    1996
  • Kalamazoo College
    Chemistry, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Library Science
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  • Free Library of Philadelphia
    Librarian, present
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A kickstarter to promote an amazing product.
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Anyone else finding today's Google Doodle just a bit ironic?
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If that link doesn't work after today here are all the US ones from 2013: http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2013/United%20States
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Library of ancient manuscripts saved

I was heartbroken a few weeks ago to hear that extremists had burned a library of ancient and unique manuscripts in Timbuktu, Mali. So today I was thrilled to read this story of how 95% of the collection was saved by its curators:

Abba Alhadi has spent 40 of his 72 years on earth taking care of rare manuscripts. (The extremists) wrongly assumed that the city's European-educated elite would be the ones trying to save the manuscripts, he said. So last August, Alhadi began stuffing the thousands of books into empty rice and millet sacks...

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/people-timbuktu-save-manuscripts-invaders
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Once this starts support support support.  One of the best generic RPG systems out there for gamers interested in storytelling.
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http://en.boardgamearena.com/ Looks very interesting I'll definitely be investigative it some.
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We finally got the chance to watch Thor the Dark World tonight.  When watching the initial scenes, Dark Elves then pacifying the nine realms, all I could think was "Wow this maps straight onto the Dwimmerlaik and Gossamer worlds with the Asgardians as Wardens of the Stair."
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We had an earlier discussion about viewing Kirby's Fourth World as a variation on LoG&S, and there's no question that Marvel's Thor (the dry run for the Fourth World) would do just as well. 
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Google dancing on the line of don't be evil again.  Take a look if use Google reviews or '+1s' and might not want them splashing your picture into ads.
 
This is a pretty huge deal if you use Google. The instructions to opt-out are in this article. 
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Google, not doing so well with the don't be evil thing these days.
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Reposted this when they made the pre kickstarter announcement.  Already funded, but many awesome rewards to unlock.
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Found this via +WIRED 

Best. Airline Video. Ever.

I am such a freakin geek and can't wait for the movie next month. 
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Very interesting perspective.  I think a large part of my frustration with libraries's handling of ebooks is a feeling of betrayed potential.  They could be so great.  Books we could buy and keep forever, put them in multiple 'shelf locations', no more hold queues and teary-eyed late comers to summer reading.  We've heard it all from ill-informed publishers and authors before about our print books.  More exposure ultimately equals more sales.
 
New post on Librarian in Black: "I’m breaking up with eBooks (and you can too)," in which Sarah expounds on the similarities between an awful boyfriend and the awful eBooks deals libraries are getting.  Bah, eBooks, bah.
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