June 27, 2012
A Copyright-Free Congratulations to the 2012 AALL Hall of Fame Inductees
Long-time friend to the law library community and one of the few vendor executives would could write a "Dear Colleagues" letter without recipients ROTFLMAO, Bill Hein will be inducted into AALL's Hall of Fame this year. I seriously doubt a description of his many contributions needs to written. Barbara Bintliff, Michael Chiorazzi and Erwin Surrency also will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Certainly well-deserved but since I do not want to violate "© 2012 Margaret K. Maes" for her June 2012 AALL Spectrum article (announcement by the AALL Awards Chair), you will have to read about their contributions here.
Endnote. Who in AALL-land makes these ROTFLMAO copyright decisions? (Do note that I am not suggesting that our part-time employed vendor liaison and the E-Board's full-time go-to person had anything to do with this.) Even if one assumes this article was not produced in an official capacity as AALL Awards Chair where copyright would be owned by AALL, perhaps AALL-landlubbers are unfamiliar with the seafaring ways of Creative Commons licenses. From the Creative Commons License Chooser: "For those new to Creative Commons licensing, we've prepared a list of things to think about." [JH]