Archive for December, 2007

links for 2007-12-30

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Documents of Library in Boston to Go on Web – New York Times (tags: digitization)

links for 2007-12-28

Friday, December 28th, 2007

History Archives: Online. | MetaFilter Start of a set of links to historical resources. (tags: archives) 10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube | MetaFilter Academics and others… (tags: education google video youtube) NARA and the VP J.William Leonard, the head of the National Archives’ Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) describes policy changes… (tags: NARA [...]

links for 2007-12-27

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Digital Fear-Mongering And Hollywood Accounting A rebuttal to the NY Times piece on the cost of digital preservation in Hollywod. (tags: film preservation)

links for 2007-12-24

Monday, December 24th, 2007

The Afterlife Is Expensive for Digital Movies – New York Times (tags: digitization preservation film)

links for 2007-12-23

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

RIAA writes its own “news” for local TV stations VNRs aren’t news, but it would be good to see if the stations are following the guidelines issued by RTNDA about them…also, it would be good to see QuestionCopyright’s Media Confusion project get funded. (tags: VNR copyright riaa)

links for 2007-12-22

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

MPAA censors torture documentary, gleefully approves of fake torture – Boing Boing Trent Reznor on Year Zero, Planting Clues, and What’s Ludicrous About Being a Musician Today A musician who has moved past shock, denial, anger, bargaining and into acceptance…good stuff here. (tags: culture copyright music)

links for 2007-12-20

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The 2007 Horizon Report Educause and the New Media Consortium report on Web2 and education.

links for 2007-12-19

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Alpha Geek: How to digitize cassette tapes (tags: digitization)

links for 2007-12-18

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Copyright Clearance Center Launches Copyright Labs – (tags: copyright services) Google Wants To Index Your Videos (tags: video google search)

links for 2007-12-17

Monday, December 17th, 2007

8 Principles of Open Government Data This is a useful set of conclusions and guidelines. Libraries considering digitization agreements should insist that scans (eventually) conform to these principles. (tags: digitization)

links for 2007-12-12

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 allows users to erase search queries – Yahoo! News Librarians have understood the importance of private circulation records for decades. Good to see that Ask does too. (tags: usagelogs)

links for 2007-12-08

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

C.I.A. Destroyed Tapes of Interrogations – New York Times More evident of responsible government in action. (tags: obstructionofjustice archives humanrights

links for 2007-12-05

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

BLDGBLOG: The future warehouse of unwanted books (tags: britishlibrary library archives preservation storage) Future Reading / Digitization and its Discontents NYer again (tags: digitization) Software That Lasts 200 Years Important paper on software for societal infrastructure. (tags: open software preservation sustainability oss future society technology)

links for 2007-12-04

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Zamzar – Free online file conversion This looks like a useful service, maybe one that should be maintained by the library community. (tags: file format conversion) Retro 80s and 90s Commercials and Cartoons at (tags: commercials history videos archives)

links for 2007-12-03

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development Imporant piece on open formats for video. (tags: oss video ogg xvid)

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting