Archive for March, 2008

Cheap Registration for SLA Ends Tuesday

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Early bird registration for the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference ends Tuesday, April 1. Get your discount now! PS–If the font looks a little small, it’s because I’m typing on a tiny keyboard.

Journalist Toni Locy Held in Contempt for not Revealing Sources in Anthrax Investigation

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I saw a news article about this situation recently, but never got around to blogging it. Seeing an Associated Press article in today’s Boston Globe gives me an excuse to pick it up, especially since it’s been a while since I’ve said anything about a shield law in this space. You might remember the post-9/11 […]

Visualization Tools via ReadWriteWeb

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Garrett included a piece in his Library News & Notes about visualization tools for a variety of applications. If you like to look at things like graphical maps of your social network or your friends’ music collections, you might enjoy some of the tools in this article.

College Credit for Citizendium Articles

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Garrett pointed me to a Citizendium press release about college credit for writing their articles as an incentive to contribute to a rival project to Wikipedia. "Students can take responsibility for their work for course credits, and teachers grade the finished work based on the quality of the final article produced from each student’s input. […]

80 Online Resources For Book Lovers

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Kevin Bondelli’s YD Blog posted “80 Online Resources For Book Lovers”: Social Networking for Book Lovers 1. LibraryThing is probably my favorite book-related resource on the web. I use it to catalog my personal library, as well as discover new books, find people with similar reading interests, discuss books, and more. Membership is free for […]

Is Copyright Dead?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

“Copyright is a very big issue in the legal world today, but in the business world, when you talk to consumers about protecting copyrights, it’s a dead issue. It’s gone. If you have a business model based on copyright, forget it,” opined Gerry Faulhaber, a Wharton School of Business professor at the University of Pennsylvania […]

News sites still haven’t seen the money from open source

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

ZDNet’s Dana Blankenhorn has some comments on the Project for Excellence In Journalism’s State of the News Media 2008 report: http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2008/index.php “The problem is you’ve got an industry blaming the customers for its own failures, and that never works. I’ve been watching the disaster unfold from the front row for over a decade and I […]

63 Essential WordPress Hacks, Tutorials, Help Files and Cheats

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

The Specky Boy blog has posted a listing of 63 essential WordPress hacks, tutorials, help files and cheats: http://tinyurl.com/3ctcuy Link via iLibrarian blog: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/ Also the WordPress blog has a sneak preview of version 2.5: http://tinyurl.com/35dh54 Link via the What I Learned Today blog: http://www.web2learning.net/ Posted by Rich

Open Source Mac Software

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

The Open Source Mac blog has a listing of free open source program for Mac OS X http://www.opensourcemac.org/ Link via What I Learned Today library blog: http://www.web2learning.net/

Tewksbury and Dartmouth, Mass., Consider Privatizing their Libraries

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Talk about a delayed reaction. I woke up this morning thinking about how earlier this week I had seen a teaser in The Boston Globe for an article about public libraries I wanted to blog. I couldn’t remember which day’s paper held the news. It turns out Thursday’s paper explores Tewksbury and Dartmouth’s thoughts on […]