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July 26, 2003

Fire at UGA library ruled arson

The main library at my alma mater was deliberately set on fire. No injuries, mostly smoke damage, so it could have been much worse. But the fire was enough to do $1.5m worth of damage. Clean-up has already begun, hopefully it will be completed before the fall term. Some articles:

Oxendine says UGA library fire deliberately set [AJC]
Witnesses sought in library arson [Athens Banner-Herald]
Quick reaction saved millions, says cleanup official [Athens Banner-Herald]

Other Georgian librariana (or would that be librariana Georgiana?):

Library loses bias suit ruling - Fulton County has lost its appeal for a rehearing en banc regarding the racial discrimination suit of seven white librarians against the county's public library system. Rather doubtful that the Supreme Court is interested. Settle already!

Georgia plans an utterly virtual encyclopedia - Coming this fall, the New Georgia Encylopedia will be published online, conceived from start to finish as a wholly digital project. [The link is supposed to be nge.gsu.edu but it doesn't appear to be accessible yet.]

Yours, &c., LC | 12:54 PM | Librariana | Comments (1)

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must... refrain... from... making... redneck... jokes... about... "New Georgia Encyclopedia." :-)

My mother works at the UGA Law Library. They now have guards patrolling the stacks. Nice world. Nice world.

Posted by: mrw at July 28, 2003 10:59 AM