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"Ethics" is not the only problem with generative A.I. -- *epistemology* is broken too.

My latest for Public Books: in the face of #google telling us to eat rocks, we bought an encyclopedia.

https://www.publicbooks.org/the-encyclopedia-project-or-how-to-know-in-the-age-of-ai/

Companion blog post here:

https://www.optoutproject.net/what-is-true-on-the-internet/

#AI #ethics #EthicsInAI #knowledgeinfrastructures #libraries


A bill in Louisiana, HB 777, would make it a crime for librarians to use public funds to join the American Librarian Association or attend an ALA conference, punishable with prison time and hard labor for up to two years.

#libraries #education #books #librarians #theocracy


Does your public library use Overdrive/Libby for ebooks or audiobooks? ⚠️

In the US and Canada, the answer is probably yes. And you should speak to your library staff and commission about it.

Libby is now owned by a private equity firm & making sketchy changes: https://buttondown.email/ninelives/archive/the-coming-enshittification-of-public-libraries/

The latest development is that their overbroad privacy policy allows them to sell your borrowing history to advertisers: https://infosec.exchange/@longobord/112243098104196246

Thank you @karawynn and @longobord!

#Privacy #Libraries


Eric Adams is the worst.

‘NYC public libraries shutter weekend service due to Mayor Adams budget cuts’
https://pix11.com/news/local-news/nyc-public-libraries-shutter-weekend-service-due-to-mayor-adams-budget-cuts/

#EricAdams #NYC #Libraries #NYPL


The #UMontana is cancelling more than 5,000 #journals from #Elsevier, #TaylorAndFrancis, and #Wiley, forced by "rising journal…#prices and a stagnant #budget…The library has seen a $700,000 reduction in money received since fiscal year 2020."
https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/mansfield-library-at-um-set-to-cut-largest-e-journal-packages

#Academia #Cancellations #Libraries #Publishers #ScholComm #Universities
@academicchatter


Let's talk about Utah, libraries, and finding out....


A Sword Has Two Edges....

#News #Utah #Libraries #MaliciousCompliance #BeauOfTheFifthColumn


I do love having Library Extension in my browser. As soon as I clicked the link to look at the book title on Amazon, Library Extension told me that my local library had the book (both printed copy and ebook), and I was able to place a hold on a copy on the spot. There will be a short wait — some holds already placed — but it saves me the price of the book.

#libraries #library #LibraryExtension #books #reading


Battle for Libraries

The nonprofit #InternetArchive is appealing a judgment that threatens the future of all #libraries.

Big #publishers are suing to cut off libraries’ ownership and #control of digital #books, opening new paths for #censorship.

Please, Internet, Do Your Thing!

https://www.battleforlibraries.com/


Finally added to the homepage! Would have gone much more quickly if #Mastodon was one of the icons offered in the "social media links" tool. Hand to artisanally hand-craft a row of icons like it's 2003 or something.

#LibrariesOfMastodon @libraries #libraries

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