Since the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001 librarians have become increasingly expert at protecting information freedoms from an unprecedented degree of governmental scrutiny - aptly described by K. G. Schneider as "antispeech legislation" in 2002, the Patriot Act was reinstated in 2006 with few revisions. In libraries, privacy is paramount. We offer open... Continue Reading →
Sarah at Librarian in Black had some good things to say about yesterday's event, which I also felt was rather awesome all around. Much appreciated, Sarah!
I just finished my first experiment in virtual conference presentation using Skype/Yugma, and it went marvelously well - I did a 20 minute voice and video over IP/M reference talk for a panel session at the Future of Libraries, Part III conference in San Fransisco, which I unfortunately attended from a study room at Alden... Continue Reading →
My colleague Chad Boeninger over at Library Voice recently wrote an excellent how-to post on Pidgin, an open-source multiprotocol IM client that has the useful feature of allowing Meebo widget monitoring in addition to IM logins, something most multiprotocol apps aren't able to do: The ostensible promise of Pidgin is that it could reduce virtual... Continue Reading →