ATG Quirkies: Has Chuck Finley Visited Your Library Yet?

by | Jan 5, 2017 | 0 comments

How’s this for a bit of fakery in a good cause. According to BoingBoing “two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley — entering fake driver’s license and address details into the library system — and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library’s patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles…”
But according to some this is also a case of¬†datification at its worst! But of course you’ll need to read the article to learn why.
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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