The ACRL is beginning its 12th National Conference with a free Webcast on Thursday, March 10, at 1 pm with Clifford A. Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information, and Michael A. Keller, University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Publisher of HighWire Press, and Publisher of the Stanford University Press at Stanford [...]
Archive for March 4th, 2005
Kris Liberman and I were talking about how much I’ve helped people with blogging in the last year. She said, “Well, you’re a blogging midwife, you know.” As the blog group launches an initiative to introduce people to blogging, it seems very appropriate. I kinda chuckle thinking about the need for blogger midwives. See this [...]
We don’t talk about Internet security very much here. Maybe we should. A business school applicant figured out how to get into ApplyYourself, a service used by many business schools across the nation, including Harvard Business School, to manage admissions information. He shared how to do it in a forum on BusinessWeek’s Web site. Many [...]
Syndicate, Aggregate, Communicate: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Instant Messenging (IM), Chat, Browser add-ons, Bookmarklets, FolksonomiesFriday, March 4th, 2005
The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (NEASIS&T) offers a program on using newer communication technologies, perhaps focusing on their use among information professionals and librarians. It’s Tuesday, May 3 2005 from 9am-4pm at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. The cost is $60 for ASIST members, $80 for [...]
Slashdot raises the question of what might happen if cities are discouraged from offering free wifi. I kinda skimmed the 400+ comments wondering if anyone talked about how this might impact city agencies, like libraries. I didn’t see any mentions of that.
A judge ruled in favor of Apple, which is trying to get sources to reveal where they received information about forthcoming products. Of course, there’s more on Slashdot. Addenda 3/6: As Blake of LIS News observes, the ruling has ramifications for whether bloggers can be considered journalists. The Dowbridge adds to the discussion about whether [...]
ChoicePoint, a service many news researchers use to find information about people, is changing access to some data, including Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, and birthdays.