Monday, April 12, 2010

The Future, Libraries, and You

As you contemplate your graduation, summer semester, or even summer vacation (lucky!), dedicate a few moments to considering the future of libraries as digital networks continue to not only expand their content, but reach more people by the day.

I mean, watch the cute video.

For more ideas regarding libraries and technology, you would do well to consult Michael Stephens's website at

Friday, April 9, 2010

Google Books & You

Tech blog io9 has an eye-opening article about the coming Google Books settlement and what it would mean for copyright law and the digitized searching thereof. The article also provides a broad background about copyright law in general, and is indispensable to the ebook conversation. As the io9 site introduces:

If you care about the future of books, you need to understand the Google Book Settlement. It's a complicated legal document, but we've talked to some of its architects, detractors, and defenders - and break it all down for you.

Source Link: 5 Ways the Google Books Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading