Archive for October, 2009

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Good overview, includes discussion of television and video. Visit Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Facebook to preserve accounts of the dead

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

plans to preserve the accounts of dead members as a "memorial" for friends and family. Kinda like Respectance. Visit Facebook to preserve accounts of the dead

Takedown Hall Of Shame | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Sort of a best of ChillingEffects, or best of YouTomb. Visit Takedown Hall Of Shame | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Mark Pilgrim explains containers, codecs, and HTML 5 — lucidly. HT to Peter B. Kaufman for finding this one… Visit Video on the Web – Dive Into HTML5

Peter Gleick : Destroying our libraries: A water story

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Archives are filled with inconvenient truths… "One of the most remarkable library treasures of the University of California system is the Water Resources Center Archives, a unique and irreplaceable collection of current and historical scientific, political, educational, and personal materials on California, western US, and global water history, science, and policy. The WRCA is at [...]

Who’s in Big Brother’s Database? – The New York Review of Books

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Archiving Yottabytes for the NSA. Visit Who’s in Big Brother’s Database? – The New York Review of Books

Income Models for Supporting Open Access (SPARC)

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Good list of economic models for OA, but also reminds me of what doesn't work http://bit.ly/3QzkMk. Visit Income Models for Supporting Open Access (SPARC)

New camera promises to capture your whole life – tech – 16 October 2009 – New Scientist

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Visit New camera promises to capture your whole life – tech – 16 October 2009 – New Scientist

Pamela Samuelson: Google Books Is Not a Library

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Pam Samuelson: "By settling a lawsuit about whether scanning books to index them is copyright infringement or fair use, Google is putting at risk the next guy's fair use defense for doing the same. And if one of Google's rivals aims to develop a commercial database like GBS when it starts scanning, it won't have [...]

NewTeeVee’s Next Big Thing List for 2009

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Nice list of startups working on new tv. Visible Measures and Elemental seem particularly interesting. Visit NewTeeVee’s Next Big Thing List for 2009

100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words – Ars Technica

Monday, October 12th, 2009

"Copyright expert William Patry put it strongly at the conclusion of his new book, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, writing, "I cannot think of a single significant innovation in either the creation or distribution of works of authorship that owes its origins to the copyright industries."" Visit 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in [...]

100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words – Ars Technica

Monday, October 12th, 2009

"Copyright expert William Patry put it strongly at the conclusion of his new book, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, writing, "I cannot think of a single significant innovation in either the creation or distribution of works of authorship that owes its origins to the copyright industries."" Visit 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in [...]

Settling The Google Book Debate and Other Unicorn Fantasies

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

"'I guess they scanned 15 books,' Brin quipped at the meeting." [Speaking about AMZN and MSFT]. Visit Settling The Google Book Debate and Other Unicorn Fantasies

A Library to Last Forever – Sergey Brin

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Thoughtful piece by Sergey Brin on GBS. Visit A Library to Last Forever – Sergey Brin

Google’s Abandoned Library of 700 Million Titles

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Kevin Poulsen: "the rusting shell of Google Groups is a reminder that Google is an advertising company — not a modern-day Library of Alexandria." Visit Google’s Abandoned Library of 700 Million Titles

the book: terms of service – library ad infinitum

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

If only Google and Amazon were to offer these terms of service … but maybe the IA can. Visit the book: terms of service – library ad infinitum

Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO Releases CC-licensed Documentaries – Creative Commons

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Two full length documentaries from the Netherlands about urban living released under CC-BY-NC-SA licenses. Visit Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO Releases CC-licensed Documentaries – Creative Commons

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting