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http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01/07/overdue.book.ap/index.html Man returns book overdue since 1960 A timely article for me, as I had wayyyy too many items out of the vaunted TPL when I fell sick over Xmas, and now owe the better part of a mortgage payment in fines. Luckily, I’m not at this guy’s amount, though I must say I’m jealous! […]

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orrery – definition of orrery by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dict.asp?Word=orrery Courtesy BillEHunt Orrery, n. A mechanical model of the solar system. [After Charles Boyle, Fourth Earl of Orrery (1676-1731), for whom one was made.] Add this alongside silhouette and guillotine for objects named after the people who invented them.

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harbinger – definition of harbinger by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dict.asp?Word=harbinger Word of the Moment: Harbinger, n. One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner. Middle English herbengar, person sent ahead to arrange lodgings, from Old French herbergeor, from herbergier, to provide lodging for, from herberge, lodging, of Germanic origin

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WORLDPROCESSOR Catalog

http://worldprocessor.com/catalog/world/ Another sad-statistic globe, this one for percentage prison populations. “Prison Populations The U.S. has recently usurped from Russia the dubious honor of highest rate of incarceration – almost 700. The number of inmates per 100,000 of the national population is represented for each country. 142 is the world average.”

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http://www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/ I (HEART) THE LIBRARY! I’ve only just realised how spoiled I am to have access to one of North America’s greatest library systems. All of the vast holdings of the TPL are available for browsing and reservations online. With the touch of a button (or 16, for my now-memorised card number), I can order […]

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librarian.net : five technically legal signs for your library

http://www.librarian.net/technicality.html Via the wonderful exploding-heart’s reviews. I love how the librarians are leading the charge against the PATRIOT act! You should have guessed the level of their militancy by their tremendous shushing power!

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