Archive for November, 2009

Google to Provide Photographs of Iraq Museum Collection

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Good news from Iraq! (Yes, that’s right: Good news from Iraq!) Google has embarked on a project to put images of the Iraq national museum collection online to make it accessible to people all over the world. “I can think of no better use of our time and our resources than to make the images […]

WordCamp Boston, WordPress Gathering, 1/23, Kendall Square

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

WordCamp Boston happens at the spiffy Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Tickets are $20 and will probably sell out quickly. “WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone […]

Media Cloud and Quantitative News Media Analysis, 11/23, 11:45 am EST, Harvard

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The Center for Research on Computation and Society hosts Ethan Zuckerman and Hal Roberts on Monday, November 23, at 11:45 am to discuss Media Cloud and Quantitative News Media Analysis at Harvard’s Maxwell Dworkin, room 119. “The rapid rise of participatory media technologies – weblogs, social networks, microblogging, video sharing sites – are transforming the […]

Deloitte Offers Webcast in Harnessing Social Media while Mitigating the Risks, 12/8, 2 pm EST

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Deloitte’s upcoming webcastSocial Media and Government: Managing the Blurred Line between Personal Lives and Official Business discusses how businesses and governments can take advantage of social media while handling the risks of employees using the tools. Registration is free. The event is Tuesday, December 8, at 2 pm EST. Addenda 12/08/09: The webcast hit on […]

Gorgeous Boston Athaneum Photo on Globe Front Page

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Today’s Boston Globe features a picture of the beautiful Boston Athaneum on its front page along with an article about how the private library with a rich, historical collection is marketing itself to younger people as a way to try to increase its members.

FTC Workshop on Future Survival of Journalism in Internet Age, 12/1-2; Public Comment Deadline Friday, 11/6

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission hosts the free public and webcast workshop From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive in the Internet Age? Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1-2, in Washington, DC. Pre-registration by those attending is encouraged to reserve space. They are accepting public comment by Friday, 11/6. An organization called FreePress.org has put […]

What Information Was, David Weinberger, 11/10, 12:30 pm ET

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Tuesday’s (11/10) Berkman Center for Internet & Society Luncheon Series features David Weinberger on What Information Was. “It’s puzzling that even though we named an age after information, very few people can tell you what information is. And the ones with the clearest answers are often defining information in the technical sense, which is not […]

MLA Rally for Libraries November 4 State House 11 am

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The Massachusetts Library Association is holding a rally for libraries on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the State House at 11 am: “Please join library colleagues and supporters for MLA’s rally for libraries! “Don’t Close the Books on Libraries” will take place on Wednesday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. on the steps of the State […]

NEASIS&T Talk The Library is dead. Long Live The Library! The Rebirth of Libraries in the 21st Century MIT Media Lab Dec 8 9 am

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

NEASIS&T is holding a program called “The library is dead. Long live the library! The rebirth of libraries in the 21st century” at the MIT Media Lab on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 between 9 am-4 pm. “Library closures, slashed budgets, user apathy – everything’s online, right? It’s a story many of us have heard too […]

Is There a Future for Special Libraries? Simmons GSLIS November 17 5 pm

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Toby Pearlstein is giving the ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture: Is There a Future for Special Libraries? on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5 pm at the Kotzen Meeting Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA. “2009 is the 100th anniversary of the Special Libraries Association, making this an ideal time to consider if there is a future […]