Archive for October, 2003

Librarian of Congress Announces Exemptions to the DMCA’s Prohibition Against Circumvention

Friday, October 31st, 2003

“The Librarian of Congress, on the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.” The prohibition against circumvention is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Spotted on the Rowland Institute Library Blog. Addendum […]

Thursday’s (10/30) Agenda and Notes from the Meeting

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

The notes are now in my stories section.

The Size of the Latest Harry Potter Book

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Maybe the size of books really does matter. Here’s an interesting post about the latest Harry Potter book, which I’m currently reading in my spare time.

Go, Andrew and Dave!

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Big moves for some blog servers.

Midnight Halloween Organ Recital at Busch Hall, Anyone?

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Anyone want to go to the Halloween Organ Recital at Busch Hall? It’s at midnight. Should be good.

Another Holiday to Celebrate: John Lenger Day

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Imagine: a mayor recognizing a journalist! October 17th is John Lenger Day, according to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. John is one of the assistant directors of this office, one of my editors, and someone I regularly work with on projects. He also really appreciates libraries and librarians and has had me talk to his journalism […]

Transportation Blogs

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Someone posted this link to the Spokane Spokesman-Review’s traffic blog in a request for information about other news organizations with traffice or transportation blogs. It’s not at all what I expected, which was something along the lines of daily traffic reports, road construction information, etc. It covers broader transportation issues and highlights Web resources of […]

Diebold Uses DMCA to Force Students to Remove Memos

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

We talked about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act after last week’s blog group. Here’s a copyright infringement case where Diebold, a company that makes voting machines, is using the DMCA to get students who have posted company memos on their Web sites to remove them. Diebold claims that the students are infringing their copyright by […]

Tufts Wants to Blog

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

I heard a rumor tonight that Tufts University is interested in exploring this blogging thing we’ve got at Harvard. I hope some of their people will join us: Thursdays, 7 pm, Berkman Center.

“Why Am I a Librarian If I’m Not Wild About Books?”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

someone asked me recently. Well, librarianship is a lot more than just books for me (and many other librarians). Although there may be some librarians out there who really have the attitude that libraries would be fine were it not for the library users, I am not one of those librarians. I enjoy connecting people […]