Sunday, December 18, 2005

Be wary what you request via Interlibrary Loan....

A senior at UMass Dartmouth was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's tome on Communism called "The Little Red Book."
Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the UMass Dartmouth library's interlibrary loan program.

(click on title of the post to go to the full story)

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While not directly related to music, this is very disturbing. We can't even research history - good or bad - without attracting notice from the govt.? They've got a bit too much time on their hands if they are tracking ILL requests!

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