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RE: [aclug-L] Gnome

RE: [aclug-L] Gnome

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To: "'aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx'" <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [aclug-L] Gnome
From: Carl D Cravens <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 09:18:35 -0500 (CDT)
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

On Wed, 26 May 1999, jg wrote:
> I had talked to the librarian at the central branch on main street about
> getting more books on linux . They claimed they already had some. But if
> you look close, the books are either out dated, stolen, or checked out
> (and not to many to begin with). I explained the library can order $1.99
> cdroms of the OS and it is legal to copy them. They were totally unaware.
> People are welcomed to make book requests and make book donations.

For books that are checked out, put a "hold" on them. Then when the book
comes in, you get a phone call (from a computer) that tells you that the
book is in and being held for you to pick up.  It only costs a quarter and
you can do it through their computer system.  (If you become a Gold Friend
of the Library, you get holds for free and a three-day grace period on
late books.  It's not "worth" it in money, but it's handy and supports a
good cause.)

But I do agree with "outdated".  The Library has a difficult time keeping
up on computer technology books.  Their money is really better invested in
books that won't be useless in less than a couple years.

Carl (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)

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