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Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books (opinion) - CNN
Ebook publishers are trying to restrict how libraries can use ebooks even more strictly then the restrictions already in place.
law  copyright  library 
11 weeks ago by mcherm
Amazon's AbeBooks backs down after booksellers stage global protest | Books | The Guardian
When an Amazon owned used book marketplace said it would stop supporting certain countries because of issues with their payment provider, book sellers around the world united in a boycott and Amazon backed down.
library  amazon  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
No more library fines for most young readers in L.A. County
Small fines were blocking many kids from reading. They started letting them read in the library to cancel outstanding fines.
via:boingboing  library  poverty 
september 2018 by mcherm
From Facebook, a library of immutable data structures for JavaScript.
programming  library  javascript  immutable  functional 
january 2018 by mcherm
Kivy: Cross-platform Python Framework for NUI Development
A library that comes fairly well recommended for building GUI interfaces in Python. Works on BOTH mobile devices AND PCs.
python  programming  library 
march 2017 by mcherm
My local library is claiming I have a children's book overdue since 1997. - legaladvice
The person borrowed it when they were 6. Library refuses to let him have a card unless he pays $600.
library  via:reddit 
february 2017 by mcherm
When Librarians Are Silenced by Francine Prose | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
A talk given at the library was allowed to bring off-duty police to work security because of recent murders, so long as they respected the public's right to speak. A speaker and a librarian were attacked and dragged off by the police and are being prosecuted.
library  freespeech  policeabuse  police  via:HackerNews 
october 2016 by mcherm
Jackson vs Gson | Baeldung
A comparison of Gson and Jackson libraries for JSON in Java.
java  JSON  library  programming 
september 2016 by mcherm
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests 2.5.1 documentation
Apparently, this library is the current thing to use for easily accessing HTTP data from Python.
useful  programming  python  library 
january 2015 by mcherm
Ebooks: durability is a feature, not a bug | Technology |
Cory Doctorow points out that it's stupid to require eBooks used by libraries be good only for a limited number of viewings.
library  ebooks  CoryDoctorow  via:CoryDoctorow 
september 2014 by mcherm
D3.js - Data-Driven Documents
A javascript library for building things like animated SVG graphics on web pages.
javascript  via:NedBatchelder  library  svg  todo 
july 2014 by mcherm
Library for reading Cobol Copybooks in Java: cb2java
A library for reading cobol flat-file formats as defined by cobol copybooks into Java. GPL.
cobol  java  programming  library 
june 2013 by mcherm
FlatPack - Java library for parsing position-delimited flat files
A java library for reading (and writing) position delimited flat files. Limited ability (I think) to write these files. Available on an Apache license.
java  library 
january 2013 by mcherm
Sorting and searching at the library
The algorithms that the library uses for sorting: they're not what you would expect, and they are highly optimized.
algorithms  library  via:reddit 
august 2012 by mcherm
TameJS from the creators of OkCupid
An incredibly simple and powerful library for building code with asynchronous callbacks, from the guys at OKCupid.
via:HackerNews  javascript  library  programming  asynchronous  concurrentprogramming  parallelprogramming  OkCupid  languagedesign 
july 2011 by mcherm
Gaming the library | The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory
Interesting thought: perhaps libraries should help hook up people with similar interests.
via:HackerNews  library 
june 2011 by mcherm
Ebooks: durability is a feature, not a bug | Technology |
EBooks shouldn't be limited to 26 checkouts because new technologies shouldn't slavishly replicate the failings of the old technology.
via:CoryDoctorow  CoryDoctorow  library  ebooks 
march 2011 by mcherm
HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations
Publisher says libraries can only lend eBooks 26 times before they must re-purchase them, because after all, that's how long physical books last. Bullshit!
law  ip-law  copyright  library  ebooks  books  via:reddit 
march 2011 by mcherm
Library clears its shelves in protest at closure threat | Books | The Guardian
As a political protest over the threat to close their library, every patron checked out 15 books -- until the shelves were BARE and EVERY book was gone.
libraries  via:boingboing  library  TheGuardian 
january 2011 by mcherm
Joda Time - Java date and time API - Home
A *good* library for working with dates, times, and calendars in Java. May eventually get incorporated into Java 7.
java  library  programming  calendar 
june 2010 by mcherm
Why you should use OpenGL and not DirectX - Wolfire Games Blog
OpenGL is an open library for gaming graphics; DirectX is Microsoft's proprietary solution. DirectX rules the roost, and this author says it's because they promoted it with FUD.
gamedev  OpenGL  directx  microsoft  programming  library  via:HackerNews 
january 2010 by mcherm
myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding
An excellent letter from a librarian to a patron about why he will not remove a book that the patron asked be moved.
censorship  library  via:NeilGaiman  gayrights 
october 2009 by mcherm
actorom - Google Code
A library for actors in Java. Among other things, it struck me as having good documentation.
java  library  concurrency  programming  via:DebasishGhosh 
july 2009 by mcherm
dyuproject - Google Code
An OpenId library for use on Google AppEngine. Among other things, it features login within a popup window.
openid  security  login  java  library  appengine 
june 2009 by mcherm
openid4java - Google Code
A library for doing OpenId in Java. Apparently the most widely used library for that purpose (somewhat mixed reviews).
java  library  openid  programming  login  security 
june 2009 by mcherm
Daniel Kalder on US measures to ban children's books | Books |
In the name of protecting kids from lead poisoning, the US government has now banned the selling of old children's books. They have also issued guidance to Libraries suggesting that they cordon off the section containing old books.
censorship  books  library  via:FreeRangeKids  evil  insane 
june 2009 by mcherm
Cornell University Library Removes All Restrictions on Use of Public Domain Reproductions
Cornell University Library used to restrict patrons' right to make copies of public domain materials from their collection. Now they don't.
law  ip-law  copyright  cornell  library  publicdomain  via:boingboing 
may 2009 by mcherm
tzuryby's jquery.hotkeys at master - GitHub
A jQuery plugin that supports binding any key combination (eg: ctrl-c).
jquery  library  javascript  browsers  plugin 
march 2009 by mcherm
This is a java library of efficient collections types for primative types.
java  library  programming  opensource 
december 2008 by mcherm
An open source Java library for drawing charts. Also interesting in that the application is free (with simple documentation) but they charge for more detailed documentation as well as support.
java  library  programming  visualisation  opensource 
december 2008 by mcherm
jQuery clueTip Plugin
A great-looking jQuery plugin for message windows that pop up rather like tooltips.
jquery  webdesign  programming  library  ajax  javascript 
november 2008 by mcherm
Code Generation Library - Code Generation Library
A library for doing bytecode manipulations -- particularly useful for creating "proxies" that subclass a class.
java  library  programming  cglib 
october 2008 by mcherm » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin, VP nominee
Discussion of whether the Republican VP nominee previously attempted to ban books (back when she was mayor).
politics  library  personal_net 
september 2008 by mcherm
A python library for templates (interpolation, substitution, whatever you want to call it). May not be the best, but it's a decent one.
python  library  template  programming 
july 2008 by mcherm
Scala and XML
A review of the API for working with XML in Scala.
scala  xml  programming  library 
april 2008 by mcherm
scalacheck - Google Code
This is a framework (in Scala) for automatically generating unit tests to ensure that code meets certain defined properties. So if you can make algebraic statements about your code's behavior this can test those extensively.
library  testing  programming  scala  haskell  unittest 
april 2008 by mcherm
Ian Bicking: a blog :: Python HTML Parser Performance
Use lxml as your Python XML library if you care about speed: it's WAY better.
python  xml  parsing  library  programming 
april 2008 by mcherm
The Laboratorium: The Revolution Will Not Be Archived (If the Section 108 Study Group Has Its Way)
The copyright exceptions in law for things like libraries are too complex. A study group proposes fixing this by making them more complex. The net effect is that only professional libraries will qualify - talented amateurs won't.
law  copyright  ip-law  library  socialcomputing 
april 2008 by mcherm
Scalaz - Workingmouse Wiki
A library for Scala. It's got some interesting functional stuff in it like automatic memoization.
programming  scala  library 
january 2008 by mcherm
Welcome to Hadoop!
An implementation of Google's map-reduce (and also their distributed file system) that is open source.
hardware  mapreduce  google  scalability  programming  library  filesystem 
january 2008 by mcherm
Developer's Guide - Google Chart API - Google Code
A tool from Google for drawing charts and (in particular) including them on web pages.
webdevelopment  library  graph 
december 2007 by mcherm
SD Times - Larry O’Brien: Fun With Compilers...Really
Larry O'Brien says "Writing a unit-tested compiler is the most fun you can have programming." He describes using ANTLR, a Java tool for parser generation.
compiler  ANTLR  java  library  programming  blogentry  languagedesign 
november 2007 by mcherm
google-collections - Google Code
A collections library from Google. Similar to Apache Commons Collections, except that it uses Java 1.5 features like generics.
opensource  library  programming  java  google 
october 2007 by mcherm
Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J)
A logging wrapper framework that I am in favor of. Replaces Jakarta Commons Logging.
java  library  opensource  programming  logging  log4j 
october 2007 by mcherm
FreeMarker Manual
An open-source markup language, particularly usable from Java.
java  webdev  opensource  programming  library 
october 2007 by mcherm
jQuery for JavaScript programmers
Review of jQuery, a JavaScript library. I am fairly impressed.
programming  javascript  library  jquery  blogentry  tutorial  ajax 
august 2007 by mcherm
UserManual - cl-weblocks - Trac
A web application framework for Lisp.
lisp  library  web 
august 2007 by mcherm
Sui Help
Library for user interfaces built on top of the slick 2D gaming library in Java. NOTE: Later abandoned by its author, I think.
slick  programming  library  gui  graphics  sui  gameprogramming 
july 2007 by mcherm
slick-sui - Google Code
Library for user interfaces built on top of the slick 2D gaming library in Java.
slick  programming  library  gui  graphics 
july 2007 by mcherm
LOUIS API - tool for subscribing to feeds of government documents
a searchable set of government documents with the ability to set up standing searches as an RSS feed.
politics  rss  library 
july 2007 by mcherm
Librarians Describe Life Under An FBI Gag Order
Brief notes on the librarians who were under a gag order.
rights  patriotact  library 
june 2007 by mcherm
Slick - 2D Game Library based on LWJGL
A library I used for 2D graphics using OpenGL in Java.
library  java  programming  slick 
june 2007 by mcherm
Digg API
A library for accessing DIGG content.
via:digg  programming  library 
april 2007 by mcherm
Four Librarians Finally Break Silence in Records Case - New York Times
Librarians who were muzzled by Patriot Act now allowed to speak AFTER it has been renewed!
politics  freedom  library 
june 2006 by mcherm

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