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I came across this in the Washington Post. "Of all the dangerous and dot-complex problems that American publishers face in the near future -- economic downturns, competition for leisure time, piracy -- perhaps the most explosive one could be libraries. Publishers and librarians are squaring off for a battle royal over the way electronic books and journals are lent out from libraries and over what constitutes fair use of written material."
I just finished a draft chapter for a book series (“New Directions for Adult and Continuing Educationâ€? to be published by Jossey-Bass in 2006). I thought to share it with the edLab community. I would appreciate any comments and critiques. Thanks, Lin P.S., my thanks to Jeff and Hui Soo for your previous insights and suggestions.
This article reviews the issues connected with Massachusetts' decison to require the open document format for state documents as of January 2007. There are some interesting issues raised for our archiving project.
Has anyone run across Mambo, an open source content management system? I think that we need a light weight open source replacement for ContentWorks and wonder if this may be a possbility. Take a look and let me know what you think. It does not seem to handle e-commerce so it would not work for TCR or the new library website and store, but it might work for the TESOL journal and some other publishing efforts.
The New York Times will begin offering a premium service called Times Select for $49.95 per year according to a letter from the editor. The service will include special multi-media features, early access to content, and eventually the entire historical archive.
In June 2004, Michael and I prepared a paper and presentation for the Symposium on Colleges, Code, and Copyright held at the University of Maryland University College. Our paper is now available in an ACRL publication, and we will have some copies to distribute. In addition, I just discovered that there is an audio file of the conference presentation available online. The presentation is the first one in the sessi...
Legal Guide for Bloggers The Electronic Frontier Foundation believe it's best to become familiar with the law BEFORE you get sued for something published on your weblog.
In case you missed it, there was an interesting article -- "The Past, in Pixels" -- in The City section of Sunday's New York Times. All about New York City, it's being done by the U of Michigan and funded by a local lawyer.
In view of our earlier (and perhaps current) interest in automated tools to assist teachers, take a look at edLab blogSAGrader, a tool to assist with the grading of essay papers and essay exam questions.
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In the TCR meeting yesterday, we discussed the possibility of using Podcasts and author interviews on our site. Princeton University Press interviewed Harry Frankfurt about his book length, previously released, essay On Bullshit. In all, I thought the interview was interesting, and using the format seems like something we should explore in more depth.