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Endnotes, Endnotes 1: Preliminary Materials for a Balance Sheet of the Twentieth Century (Endnotes, October 2008). According to their website, Endnotes is a discussion group based in Germany, the UK, and the US “primarily oriented towards conceptualising the conditions of possibility of a communist overcoming of the capitalist mode of...

Kennet McNaught and David J. Bercuson, The Winnipeg Strike: 1919 (Longman, 1974). I grew up the North End of Winnipeg, not far from the Ukrainian Labour Temple and the Winnipeg headquarters of the Communist Party of Canada. I played soccer at R.B. Russell Vocational High School, but never knew anything...

I haven’t paid much attention to developments going on in the vendor world around alternatives to IP authentication until recently. Yes, the current duct-tape-and-glue solutions libraries have are broken, but that’s nothing particularly new. And yes, Shibboleth has been around at least since I started in libraries, but vendors have...

Raymond Chandler, The High Window, in The Big Sleep/Farewell, My Lovely/The High Window, Everyman, 2002 (originally published 1942). I was glancing at this omnibus volume on my bookshelf and realized that I hadn’t gotten around to reading The High Window. My dad has always been a Chandler fan, and I...

Yesterday, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) voted overwhelmingly to reject an offer by the College Employer Council that the union argued was made in bad faith and an attempt to do an end-run around negotiation by putting the offer directly to a ratification vote by the membership. The...