New ALIA e-list

Most of you will be aware that ALIA hosts a number of free e-lists – thought this latest one might be of interest …

It’s called aliaLIBSYSTEMS.

The aim of this list is to provide communication among Australia-based library professionals who are involved in library systems management and/or employing technology to support library services and products.
Some of the e-list topics include but should not limit discussions to: new generation library catalogues, web design relevant for library content, use of reference management system, electronic resources system, openURL resolver, use of open source software in libraries and so on.

Many of the existing lists with this coverage are US based and I felt Australia-based libraries would benefit from having an Australian group. I hope this space becomes collaboration tool for the group members so please join the e-list.

To subscribe to aliaLIBSYSTEMS go to: and follow the prompts.


Banned from Facebook for odd name

Facebook users with even slightly unusual names beware: your account can be suspended by the site’s draconian administrators without warning and your personal information held to ransom until you show them a government-issued ID.

An interesting read for Facebook users. We tend to forget that the corporation owns everything we post on their site, and they can cancel our access at any time, for any reason.

Read about it at the SMH.

95,000,000 Strong For Elmo Keep’s Facebook Reinstatement

Possibly the Most Magnificent Thing on the Internet

From Geekologie, here is Stephen Hawking in LEGO form. The maker posted the photos with this comment:

Professor Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics – Cambridge University. BEST WISHES ON YOUR TRIP TO THE STARS.

Click below for some more images.  You won’t be disappointed.

Large Hadron Collider Scientist Confuses Star Wars with Star Trek, Universe Doomed

In the most ALARMING Hadron-related news of all, a HALO scientist has reportedly not only misquoted the Star Trek tagline “Where no man has gone before” but, further shattering the Universe time-space fabric, attributed it to Star Wars.

LHC Scientist Confuses Star Wars with Star Trek, Universe Doomed (