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Friday, March 28, 2003

David F. Kohl, Halloween goblins and real goblins (subscription required), The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 29, 2 (February 2003) pp. 69-70. An editorial contrasting Halloween goblins with UCITA, a real goblin. Excerpt: "Like one of the undead which keeps rising out of the coffin to terrorize the villagers, it appears that UCITA, although seemingly mortally wounded in last year's conflict, will come back to life this year. In legislatures across the nation we can expect attempts to foist this ill-considered measure on a largely unsuspecting public....UCITA would establish an environment in which libraries and other purchasers of electronic resources would constantly be operating at a disadvantage....With vigilance and reasonable effort we can put this Halloween creature back into its casket once and for all." (Thanks to Paul Pival.)