In this issue:
Are Too Many Ideas Killing Your Innovation Efforts?
Innovation Tools • June 16, 2009
Try doing one thing at a time. Committing to more than one innovative project at a time saps resources, delays ROI and cannibalizes your innovation strategy. Next time you find yourself juggling, remember the benefits of sequential rollouts.
Internet Evolution • June 18, 2009
Copyright copout. Internet activist Cory Doctorow documents the comedy of errors that copyright lawyers and advocates have perpetuated over the last few years, culminating with Google's agreement with the Authors Guild. Looking toward the future, Doctorow notes, "So long as innovation is taking place, piracy is the norm."
O'Reilly Radar June 21, 2009
O'Reilly as Renaissance Man. Okay, this is definitely preaching to the choir, but the Q&A with Tim O'Reilly is a nice reminder of why we—as the curators of "culture"—continue to play a vital role in the preservation of what it means to be human.
Why Schools Can't Be "Fixed" or What the Dewey Decimal System Tells Us About the Future of School
twelchconsulting.com Blog • June 20, 2009
Don't even try. This is an insightful—and amusing—look at the state of knowledge and our futile attempts to "fix" the unfixable.
IEEE Spectrum • June 17, 2009
Preservation for the ages? There have been many attempts to come up with an enduring format for archiving data and the Digital Rosetta Stone looks promising, although 1,000-year lifespan is probably over-optimistic.
VentureBeat • June 20, 2009
Living in the now. These sites are useful for staying up on current events or monitoring a company in real-time. And yes, they do include tweets as part of their search process.
SitePoint • April 30, 2009
Something for everyone. This is a handy compilation of free online resources for audio, video and images, from drum loops to poetry and fables. Check it out next time you're putting a presentation together.
Duke Today • June 16, 2009
Focus on the small screen. Duke University is pushing the envelope with 32,000 images from 20 collections now accessible via mobile device. In the words of university librarian Deborah Jakubs: "Making these collections available for the iPhone and similar devices is important not only to extend access to Duke's collections, but also as a milestone in the evolution of academic libraries from traditional print repositories to institutions that embrace new technology for sharing their rich resources with broader audiences."
- RLG Partnership Meeting, Amplified
- Viva la VIAF! Encore
- Tearing down LAM silos at ALA
- Augmenting Collections with Mobile Technology
- Apple, Netbooks and Barcodes