Saturday, March 28, 2015

1990s Print Reference Collection: Index Table with Thomas Register and Reader's Guide


Photo by Retiring Guy

Pound for pound, the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, the bigger green books in the above photo, gave libraries quite the value for their reference collection development dollar.  The multi-volume set was published annually and used thousands of subject categories to organize its listings of companies.

The most recent print edition for which a citation is available in LINKcat is 2006, the last year the Thomas Register was published in print.

Spine color-coding:
  • Red:  Alphabetical listing of products and services
  • Yellow:  Indexes
    • Products
    • Trademarks and Brands
  • Blue:  Company profiles

Kit Noller cranks up the excitement level in this video presentation about ThomasNet.




As for Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, a print edition is still being pubished by the H. W. Wilson Company.


It doesn't appear that any LINKcat libraries still subscribe.

Scott Walker Gibberish


You can understand why his handlers freak out whenever he goes off-script.


Bus Rapid Transit: Hartford to New Britain, Connecticut




Finally, Connecticut to open $567 million Hartford-to-New Britain bus rapid transit system.  (Daily Journal, 3/27/2015)

Critics, preferring the major highway gridlock and driving-alone consumption of fossil fuel......

State officials insist the 9.4-mile system between Hartford and New Britain will be a quick, reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to cars. Critics call it a boondoggle that's taking money from other transportation projects.

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio's 15th Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text source Steve Stivers, representing the 15th District of Ohio

A face of the Tea Party movement, Rep. Stivers was re-elected to a 3rd term in 2014 with 66% of the vote.

Recommended reading for Rep. Stivers and constituents in his south-central Ohio district.

Healthy Air & Climate.  (Ohio Environmental Council)
As our planet warms due to human-caused climate change, researchers project that we will see more intense storms, fires, floods, and droughts. These events will impact our homes, infrastructure, food supplies, air quality, neighborhoods, and natural areas.
8% lifetime score from League of Conservation Voters.

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one world:  coal.  Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13.  The state's peak year of production:  1990)  
Alaska Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • At-large District.  Don Young (R).   Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.” 
 Arizona Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Arkansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
California Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Colorado Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans hail from Connecticut and Delaware. 
Florida Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Idaho Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Illinois Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Indiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Iowa Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kentucky Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maine Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans in Massachusetts delegation.
Michigan Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Minnesota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Mississippi Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Missouri Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives 
Montana Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nebraska Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nevada Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Hampshire Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 New Jersey Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Mexico Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New York Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 North Carolina Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
North Dakota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Ohio Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 

Total Annual Hours of Operation (1996-2013) and Total Square Footage (2000-2013) of Wisconsin Public Libraries: Wood County


Source:  Wikipedia

Public libraries in Wood County




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