June 25, 2007
Didn't we want to do something like this?
June 23, 2007
Chronicle, Academic Blogging re: Google Library Search
June 22, 2007
What Does Stealing Laptops Have to Do With Google Library Search?
When a British publishing executive swiped two laptops from Google’s booth at Book Expo America this month, he said he wanted to make a point about Google’s Library Search. Noting that Google did not specifically prohibit people from walking away with the computers, Richard Charkin, CEO of Macmillan, waited near the booth to see what would happen. When Google finally discovered his prank, he said he was doing exactly what Google was doing to publishers with respect to intellectual property.
On the Oxford University Press blog, Evan Schnittman says he was greatly amused by the prank but thinks Charkin’s effort ultimately failed. “Had Charkin taken the laptop and given it to a third party – he would have been closer to what is going on with GL.”
June 21, 2007
Take a look at this
Mary Moore's presentation on the future of health sciences libraries. Would anyone be interested in getting together to discuss her ideas, pro or con?
June 18, 2007
Great source of ideas for our SL presence
Interesting list, not all of which we want to emulate. But at least we can see what's already being done and not reinvent that particular wheel.
June 12, 2007
Controversial report on privacy
Issues of privacy are in the news with recent release of controversial report from Privacy International: Wikipedia rated "generally privacy-aware;" Yahoo and Facebook rated ""substantial and comprehensive privacy threats;" Google rated "comprehensive consumer surveillance and entrenched hostility to privacy."
June 11, 2007
Interesting News Bite
The possibility of mandatory open-access deposit is once again on the agenda.
June 08, 2007
Chronicle presents Tech Therapy podcast next month
June 7, 2007
Introducing 'Tech Therapy'
In July, The Chronicle will offer a new podcast called Tech Therapy. Scott Carlson, a Chronicle reporter, and Warren Arbogast, a technology consultant who works with colleges, will talk about the headaches, anxieties, and general problems you might be having with technology on your campus.
The podcast will be interactive. Scott and Warren will take your questions and comments about campus technology and talk about the issues the questions that they raise. File-sharing, security, dealing with vendors, figuring out how to talk to your president, or how to talk to your CIO — it’s all game for a therapy session.
The Tech Therapists will respect patient confidentiality: If you want to submit your questions anonymously, just say so in your message.
June 04, 2007
Google's New Interface
Google just updated their interface and menus. To my disappointment, clicking on the "MORE" no longer takes one to a page listing the various Google services. Most notably lacking (to my mind) is Google Directory.
One of the really nifty things to do with Google Directory was to search for just a few good links by searching your broad topic and limited the results to those in the directory. So, now how to do that? Well, you kind of have to know that the directory is there. Luckily, it is, although for how much longer might be questionable, since they no longer list it in their menu. Check it out, if you haven't tried it before.
Google Directory: directory.google.com
Oh, and by the way? Google Directory is really from DMOZ, just with a faster server.
ODP - Open Directory Project (DMOZ): dmoz.org
June 03, 2007
Keeping up with NLM
(sorry that the above is not a "live link"--my Safari browser won't do it)
Skill Kit: Keeping Up with What’s New @ NLM ®
It's happened to all of us — we use a system or software package we feel reasonably knowledgeable about and something has changed with the interface or the data. It's difficult to keep up with change today in our fast-paced world. Subscribing to the NLM-Announces weekly list of new and updated pages on the NLM Web site, MedlinePlus, HSTAT, PubMed, and NLM Anonymous FTP server is one way to keep up with what's going on at NLM. We hope the following information will assist you in discovering RSS feeds, listservs, and Web pages that will help you keep up with your favorite or often-used NLM resources.