In this issue:
The Wall Street Journal • October 11, 2008
Decriminalize Generation X. Lawrence Lessig decries the move toward invoking copyright laws to stop amateurs who "remix" media into their own creations. "The return of this 'remix' culture could drive extraordinary economic growth, if encouraged, and properly balanced...And it could inspire a deeper, much more meaningful practice of learning for a generation that has no time to read a book, but spends scores of hours each week listening, or watching or creating, 'media.'"
Disrupted by a Shoe Box
Forbes.com • October 7, 2008
What's in your shoe box? A bank in Amsterdam has taken the stress out of personal finance management by offering to organize, process and track people's financial affairs using the receipts, bills and records they toss into a shoe box each month. This is a great example of developing a service that addresses the way many people collect and hoard information--via scraps of paper shoved in a drawer. We all know people like that—how would you help them with their shoe box?
Gapingvoid • October 8, 2008
Tribes are the engines of growth. Seth Godin's bestseller Purple Cow made the point that everyone in an organization is a marketer. In this latest work, he examines the tendency of people to organize themselves into tribes and the importance of using the power of tribes to make connections. Who are your tribes and how can you leverage them to promote your services?
Technology Review • October 10, 2008
Search 2.0. The new search engine, Yotify, integrates with social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to run repetitive searches based on your criteria—like finding the right apartment in the right location at the right price. Co-founder Ron Bouganim says his technology offers a richer experience than other search engines by enlisting the help of friends and family.
Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle • Octobber 13, 2008
Thanks for the (digital) memories. Suddenly, digitization isn't just for historical archives any more. A new crop of digitizing services is converting family collections of photos, vinyl LPs, letters and other analog memorabilia into digital format.
PBS Mediashift • October 14, 2008
This is not your father's j-school. Journalism professors are beginning to embrace the reporting tools that students carry around with them already, such as cell phone cameras. And increasingly, they're using collaborative platforms for group projects and editing, and geo-tagging as a foundation for reporting. What does all this mean for the future of journalism?
- EAD@10 Symposium Proceedings Now Available
- Highlights of User Behaviors Projects by OCLC Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway Available Online
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France to Add Records to WorldCat
- RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting, 5–6 November 2008 in Paris
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston