Long, long ago - a monastic curse warned
“For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner .
. . let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with
palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying aloud for
mercy, and let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let
bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, and when at
last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him
(Greenblatt, 2011, p. 30.)
(Apollo X, 1969)
Until, finally, one day was born the ALA Code of Ethics
(American Library Association, 1939/2013)
Clear and respectful communication
Tell the truth (illuminate, don’t obfuscate).
Evaluate information and check sources.
Apply Ranganathan's first law, books are for
use, to all sources of information.
Provide tools for thought, not thoughts.
Mind our own business.
Do not gossip
Do our own work and encourage others to do
their own work.
Goal: become more familiar with Warren and Brandeis’s
1890 Harvard Review article “The Right to Privacy”
Professional Service + Intellectual
Freedom + Privacy
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To create accessible video tutorials consider:
Create for point of need service: reduce, reuse and recycle
Clean the desktop
Prepare a script
Visuals: (limit mouse movement)
Practice, revise, practice
Create the tutorial
○ Title slide
○ High quality audio
○ Captions, annotations and explicit direction help make videos
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Scribes, script and books: The book arts from antiquity to the renaissance. (1991). Chicago and London:
American Library Association and the British Library. p. 324. The manuscript is in Barcelona.]
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Ranganathan, S. (2006). The five laws of library science. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications. (Original work published
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