Trying to keep up…

I just began watching The Disrupted Librarian webpage this week. I went through the home page and perused lists of the articles. A lot of them had to with publishing issues. The one I took the most interest in was a lawsuit filed by a group of librarians against a company because it was distributing orphan works. The article states that the group has little hope of winning, but will at least gain some attention to their struggle against such distribution. It also contained a short story of an author’s own experience when a publisher learned he had previously published two electronic works. He said they “went ballistic”, screaming at him over the phone about his so-called betrayal. Obviously the battle between money-making business’s in the publishing business is getting more and more intense. I’m so torn between the two because online reading is a good thing. It’s easier to get work out there but at the same time, it’s bleeding the authors dry.

http://dltj.org/

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Intro….

Hey my name’s Brandi (: and I go to school at Ivy Tech for the moment. I’m hoping to transfer in a few semesters but since I’m not sure what I’m going for anymore I’m not sure how well that will work out for me. I live in Fort Wayne. It’s way bigger than my hometown but its still just a town on steroids.

I currently work at a hardware store as a cashier. It was me against 86 other applicants so it felt pretty good to beat them all out. This class in interesting to me because of the blogs, I’ve never worked with them before but they’re pretty easy and have to say its a nice change of pace from the discussion board. I hope to gain a better understanding of the tools I may be required to use one day. Hmm… I take a special interest in researching all different types of drugs and what they do, how they feel, what they look like. I’m sort of into psychology that way, but I also enjoy learning the social aspect of it, and that’s where my current Sociology class comes in.

The first link is to the Whats Up Fort Wayne publication. Its really popular and a lot of people look it up to find something to do that evening

http://www.whatzup.com/

Lol this is where I work……that’s my boss… 😛

http://www.umbers.doitbest.com/home.aspx

This is me and one of my best friends. We had a good night (:

  This one is of me by myself…waiting for somebody to get done doing something…I don’t really recall

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