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Fred, Ken and Chris in DC

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General

Fred was in DC this weekend. Someone caught a great picture of him amongst their other pics on the flickr site.
Chris Vitiello and Ken Rumble were also there as Chris reports on his blog.

Jimmy Wales – New Venue – Oct 5

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons

ibiblio.org Speakers Series

Who: Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales
When:3:30 Wednesday October 5

Where: 209 Manning Hall

What: A talk about the world’s most popular encyclopedia and news source,
Wikipedia and Wikinews by the man who invented and sustains them.

More about Jimmy and Wikipedia

Sponsors: ibiblio.org
School of Information and Library Science
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Scholarly Communications Working Group

Poster in PDF form here (with new location)

See Jimbo on CSPAN’s Questions and Answers (September 25, 2005 and online archive)

“Books on Trial: Witch Hunt in the Heartland and a Nation’s Response”

Paul, · Categories: General

At the 2006 Henderson lecture:

The lecture focuses on a 1940 raid of an Oklahoma City bookstore by police officers, who confiscated more than 7,000 books and arrested 16 people. Oklahoma officials then put the books on trial, and prosecuted and sentenced four of those arrested to ten years in prison and fines of $5,000.

The Wiegands will present the previously untold story of the trials, the public book burning and the appeals process that was ultimately used to reverse the decisions

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