Archive for January 26th, 2006

Newton Librarians Insist: FBI, Get a Warrant Before Seizing Equipment

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

When the FBI tried to remove computers from a Newton, Massachusetts, library, the librarians insisted on the FBI presenting them with a warrant before taking the equipment. The Newton TAB gives a more detailed account. Jessamyn has a bit about this situation, too. Thanks for the link, Matt! Addenda 2/7: Richard Cravatts, a Boston University […]

Why Blogging is Important

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Hoder, a blogger of Iranian descent, is going to Israel to present a portrait of the country to his 20,000+ readers, which includes many Iranians. "As a citizen journalist, I’m going to show my 20,000 daily Iranian readers what Israel really looks like and how people live there. The Islamic Republic has long portrayed Israel […]

Consortium Attempts to Protect Journal Issues Digitally

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A consortium of universities, libraries, and interested parties is developing a digital archive of journal issues in case publishers disappear, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adapting Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe (Lockss) software, the archive is called Controlled Lockss, or Clockss.

Village Voice on Wikipedia; Wikipedia’s General Counsel at Berkman Tuesday

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A coworker pointed me to the Village Voice’s examination of Wikipedia. It includes a nice history of the project, too. Wikipedia’s general counsel, Brad Patrick, will visit Berkman on Tuesday (1/31) for their luncheon series. To attend, please RSVP to  rsvp at cyber.law.harvard.edu no later than noon on Friday (1/27). It’ll be Webcast  http://harmony.law.harvard.edu/luncheon….), too, […]