Philobiblos has the Skinny on the NARA intern/bookseller who pilfered Civil War documents from his temp job and sold them on ebay. Full AP article. I am starting a pool, I say he gets less than 18 months in jail – perhaps all suspended – since stealing books and papers isn’t considered a ‘real’ crime in our judicial system.

• New Zealand’s Massey University has been ripped off by one of its librarians who has been implicated in the activities of a national group believed to have netted more than $1 million from stolen rare books.

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