Archive for July, 2009

Code4Lib Journal Issue 7 Out

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Issue 7 of the Code4Lib Journal is out: How Hard Can It Be? : Developing in Open Source Extracting User Interaction Information from the Transaction Logs of a Faceted Navigation OPAC Using a Web Services Architecture with Me, Myself and I Deciphering Journal Abbreviations with JAbbr Repurposing ProQuest Metadata for Batch Ingesting ETDs into an […]

Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement Boston Public Library July 21 6 pm

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The Boston Public Library is holding a panel discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement called Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6 pm: Speakers: * Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books * John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice […]

Tweet URLs may be tiny, but they can also be dangerous

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

nbsp;ConsumerReports.org reports that shorten Tweet URLs may mask malicious destinations: “URL-shortening site Cligs last month sent more than 2 million Web addresses to an entirely different destination. Phishers are also taking advantage of the trust users have in TinyURL Web addresses by using them to mask malicious destinations.” “But easy solutions are available, PC Magazine […]

NISO Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities October 8-9, 2009 Metro Meeting Center Boston MA

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

NISO is holding a 2 day forum called Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities on October 8-9, 2009 at the Metro Meeting Center in Boston, Massachusetts: “Libraries have a dizzying array of options for acquiring, implementing, and modifying library resource management systems. The ballooning number of choices reflects the changing character of this […]

Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries July 31 Harvard Law School

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is also holding a workshop called “Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries” on Friday July 31, 2009 at the Harvard Law School: “The proposed Google Book Search settlement creates the opportunity for unprecedented access by the public, scholars, libraries and others to a digital library containing […]

Google Book Search Settlement Discussion Tuesday, July 21, 12:30 pm Berkman Center Cambridge

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is holding a discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm. Alexander Macgillivray, Deputy General Counsel for Products and Intellectual Property at Google (and soon to be General Counsel of Twitter), will discuss the Google Book Search Settlement. RSVP required for those attending in person […]

Libraries, Cut Backs, Budget Hearings, Fundraising

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The day after I attended a public hearing for a local library’s budget and the cuts it’s facing, Eric sent me this New York Times article about Ray Bradbury’s support of libraries. A library enthusiast, Bradbury, famous for science fiction works like The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and, of course, Fahrenheit 451, […]