Monthly Archives: December 2009

85 reasons to love your librarian

robinna/ December 30, 2009/ Digital Libraries, Libraries, that's cool, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

heh heh… some of these are actually well thought, while others are clearly humorous… 1. Librarians take care of libraries, which are still invaluable today.2. Not all information is on the internet.3. Older books still hold great cultural significance.4. Libraries are still repositories for some of the most valuable works of literature in the world.5. Even with the internet, the

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Who owns the digital version of books?

robinna/ December 17, 2009/ Libraries, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

Interesting article about licensing of older works (print) and ownership… But the question of exactly who owns the electronic rights to such older titles is in dispute, making it a rising source of conflict in one of the publishing industry’s last remaining areas of growth.

Call for papers (Intellectual Property conference)

robinna/ December 14, 2009/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Call for papers: Conference on Intellectual Property, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY April 30-May 1, 2010; (cfp deadline: Feb. 5, 2010) Iona College announces the Second Conference on Intellectual Property to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, April 30 – May 1, 2010. The keynote address will be presented by James Boyle.* In our second year, the

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National Historical Park database with Edison-era sound recordings

robinna/ December 13, 2009/ software, Libraries, watch.see.hear, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

Sounds interesting….—————The National Park Service (NPS) Library Program recently loaded the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) MARC-format database of recorded sound holdings into the NPS Voyager catalog. The NPSVoyager catalog is available for public searches on-line at .The TENHP database in Voyager includes MARC-format data for the 10,000 cylinder records and 28,000 disc records preserved at Edison’s Laboratory

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Google Policy Fellowship for Librarians

robinna/ December 11, 2009/ Libraries/ 0 comments

Apply for 2010 Google Policy Fellowship with ALA Washington Office The ALA Washington Office will be participating in the Google Policy Fellowship program for the summer of 2010. Google Policy Fellows work for ten weeks during the summer at ALA Washington or at other public interest organizations involved in debates on broadband and access policy, copyright reform, online privacy, and

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Call for Papers (Web apps conference)

robinna/ December 10, 2009/ Design, web 2.0+/ 1 comments

I’m writing to remind you that the submission deadline for the USENIX Conference on Web Application Development (WebApps ’10) is approaching.Please submit your paper titles and abstracts by January 4, 2010, and your complete papers by January 11, 2010.The Call for Papers, with submission guidelines, can be found at ’10 is a new technical conference designed to bring together

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Game dynamics in the real world

robinna/ December 9, 2009/ social media, productivity, Gamification, web 2.0+, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

I read this post about game dynamics in “real life” (aka not a game), which started a thought chain… In a nutshell, game dynamics in social media and in IRL (in real life, whatever that really means, I live mostly online… lol) appear in: Rewards and points to play, such as frequent flyer programs and Las Vegas casinos/resorts Facebook is

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