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Category Archives: Google
Google, Bing and Yahoo have joined their efforts and have created schema.org, a site that offers “a one stop resource” for metadata structure for web pages. There are two schema that stand out as excellent additions to library web sites: … Continue reading
The mid-term elections are shaping up to be quite dramatic (although not quite the roller-coaster ride that we had with the 2008 election season). And Google has come up with a new way to visualize the flood of data that … Continue reading
An visual chart in the current Newsweek sums up many of the changes we have seen over the past decade: Exactly How Much Are The Times A-Changin’? The categories that are in decline speak volumes: The US Postal Service is … Continue reading
A very straightforward and readable overview of the issues surrounding Google’s book scanning project appeared in yesterdays Financial Times : Books : A plan to scan. A prime focus of the analysis is the Orphan Works issue, books that fall … Continue reading
Amidst a great many other topics, HTML 5 has been on my mind the past couple of weeks. It started on Tuesday, May 26th, with Kevin Yank posting HTML 5 : Now or Never? on the SitePoint blog. He was … Continue reading
Open Jurist is a great add-on to the free case law resources I wrote about a few days ago. Consisting of over 600,000 opinions from the federal court system, including the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Appellate Courts. … Continue reading
Google has made the jump into supporting Microformats as well as RDFa, calling their implementation “Rich Snippets”! This is great news on several different levels. Semantic markup within web pages provides a way to target searches much more effectively. TechCrunch … Continue reading
Peter Murray has an incredibly good selection of links about the Google Book Search Settlement on the Disruptive Library Technology Jester blog. Really. Spend some time perusing them.
I suspect that Swine Flu is likely to be a common research question for reference departments around the world during the foreseeable future. I have had an interest in the 1918 influenza epidemic pandemic for several years, and have spent … Continue reading
Now that Google Ventures has been officially announced, I can go public with my own news: Libology is one of the first group of startup companies which will be receiving Google Ventures funding. I have been in talks with someone … Continue reading
Amazon.com has given in to the Publisher’s Guild on the issue of text-to-speech capabilities in the Kindle 2. In their press release, Amazon states up front that “Kindle 2′s experimental text-to-speech feature is legal: no copy is made, no derivative … Continue reading
The March 2009 issue of Walt Crawford’s Cites & Insights is devoted to a 30 page essay on the Google Books settlement. His is an opinion that spans many of the issues : he is at once a writer, fair … Continue reading