In this issue:
Harvard Management Update • December 2008
Challenge yourself. Want to expand your leadership potential? Try filling in for an absent colleague or swapping projects for a fresh perspective. Volunteer to tackle that "problem area" that everyone's been avoiding or take responsibility for a high-profile committee. Still not challenged? Look outside your job for mentoring and volunteer opportunities.
Fast Company • December 15, 2008
Open innovation in the nonprofit sector. Find out how prize-based philanthropy can help generate answers to difficult problems—from safe drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa to oil-spill cleanup in Alaska. How could you harness the energy of online do-gooders to tackle a social issue in your community?
Physorg.com • December 9, 2008
Shopping made easy. Just snap a photo of a barcode and the WOM (word-of-mouth) Scouter offers advice on the product gleaned from metadata, including blogged product reviews. Now this is semantic computing with a practical application!
Mashup.com • December 13, 2008
Blogging 101. Most organizations have at least one blog now, so here's a handy primer on what's available to help you do it well. Check out writing applications, blogging and microblogging tools and the links to major bookfairs.
Ars Technica • December 15, 2008
The demise of DRM and the rise of online tribes. A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project predicts that the days are numbered for digital rights management technology, although the battle between content owners and crackers will continue. Meanwhile, in the future your community will depend more on who you hang out with online than where you live.
The Above the Fold commentators wish all Above the Fold subscribers peaceful and restful holidays.
- Highlights of Progress in Support of the RLG Partnership July-December 2008 Now Available
- QOTD: Putting Book Info in the Flow
- Museum Studies
- LC Reports on Flickr Commons Experience
- Who is Number One at Christmas?
- Season's Greetings from OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership
- RLG Programs Meetings at ALA Midwinter, 23–28 January in Denver
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston