Archive for July, 2003

A Harvard Library has a Weblog

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Today while I was researching libraries and librarians with weblogs, I found this blog for the Rowland Institute Library. The librarian uses the blog to highlight Web resources, items of interest to library users, and science news. Once an independent institute for the advancement of science, Rowland recently merged with Harvard. Are there other blogs […]

The New York Times Company Releases Newsroom Report (in .pdf)

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

This New York Times Company series of reports analyzes newsroom operations in light of Jayson Blair’s plagiarism and fabrication. Perhaps the most notable change is the addition of an ombudsman. They will also work harder to ensure that every employee gets an annual review. An outline of some of the changes is on page 4. […]

Did Bloggers Contribute to the Downfall of Trent Lott?

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Blog group host Dave Winer keeps talking about how bloggers contributed to Trent Lott’s demise after Lott made certain comments about Strom Thurmond’s political career. It seems like I was just talking to someone about this who wanted more proof, so here is some of it. (Hopefully, whomever I talked to reads my blog.) It […]

GGrrr Mac/PC Incompatibility Gripe

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Okay, as some of you know, I use Macs. I usually pay one of my phone bills online through that company’s Web site. The last time I tried to pay my bill online, I encountered some heinous problems that completely prevented me from accessing my account or most of the company’s Web site. I used […]

USA PATRIOT Act Forum

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Listen to a report from Michigan Radio via National Public Radio’s Morning Edition about a public forum in Detroit led by US District Attorney Jeffrey Collins to address issues related to the USA PATRIOT Act. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the government over section 215 of this law. That section of the law […]

Searching Video

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Some of us talked about the limitations of searching video and audio files at a meeting on Tuesday. This post on Gary Price’s ResourceShelf talks about PBS’ application of search engine technology to some of their video formats. The software comes from company Virage, which Autonomy recently acquired.

Retirement on the Supreme Court

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

(Had I titled this piece “The Supreme Court gets a new librarian,” some of you wouldn’t have read any further.) Here’s a profile of Judith Gaskell, who has directed the Rinn Law Library at the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago for 20 years and will become the Supreme Court’s new librarian on August […]

Iraq’s Antiquities via Archaeology

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Archaeology, a magazine published by the Archeological Institute of America for the general public, has a section on its Web site about Iraq’s antiquities. It not only includes articles about recent events relevant to Iraq’s museums, like their looting and the efforts to recover stolen treasures, but it includes a series of reports about the […]

Looking for Bloggers for BloggerCon

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

The Local Host Committee for BloggerCon met last night. 1) If you are not a regular at Thursday night’s blog sessions, are blogging or very interested in blogging, and would like to come to the conference, e-mail me and I’ll forward your name and contact info to the person making the list of people to […]

The Atlantic Monthly on Rupert Murdoch

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

James Fallows profiles media giant Rupert Murdoch in the September issue of The Atlantic Monthly. The issue is not available online. If you’re lucky, I might remember to look on the site in late August to try to find a direct link to the article. I have the article in print, so I don’t need […]