Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Are librarians in the US involved in digital rights management discussions? Here is a story about the chief executive of the British Library's comments about how DRM is impacting traditional copyright law exceptions for libraries:

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I read the perfect response about Wikipedia vs. Britannica in a discussion post from Cory Doctorow on a story published in the Edge titled: Digial Maoism: The hazards of the new online collectivism, by Jaron Lanier. Mr. Doctorow's post:
"Wikipedia isn't great because it's like the Britannica. The Britannica is great at being authoritative, edited, expensive, and monolithic. Wikipedia is great at being free, brawling, universal, and instantaneous.
— Cory Doctorow"
You can read the full story here:
I saw the story thanks to an entry in BoingBoing

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

EDUCAUSE article on academic libraries: Changing a cultural icon: The academic library as a virtual destination

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A bookstore holding a fundraiser for a library? You betcha! Here is the story from Framingham, MA, as seen on today's Google News: .