Center for the Digital Libraries (CRADLE) presents
Speaker:Bora Zivkovic, the Online Community Manager at PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science) Date: Friday, Oct 5 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Location: Manning Hall, Room 208
Title: Science 2.0
The development of the Web has provided new ways for doing science, publishing and communicating science, networking within a scientific community, and teaching science. Blogs and wikis, existing social networking sites (e.g, Facebook), new science networking sites, Open Access Publishing and Open Notebook Science are just some of the many ways that scientists, students and interested laypeople are starting to change the way science (communication) is done, connected, used and archived and the future is difficult to predict – which does not stop us from speculating, which is the fun part, so let’s speculate!
The writer, Alex Henderson, does a good job of finding students who can say why open source and Red Hat are important. Carolina Open Source Initiative‘s Doug Whitfield also gives props to ibiblio.org (thanks Doug):
The other is the nonprofit, UNC-run ibiblio.org, an extensive online library and digital archive. “They’re the kind of poster child of open source,” Whitfield said.
Whitfield said ibiblio is an equally important member of the open-source community.
“What ibiblio has meant to the open-source community through the years, I don’t think that can be overstated,” he said. “I think that gets lost in the shuffle because they don’t make money.”
TechCrunch reports that Google will “out open” FaceBook in November as they release APIs to iGoogle and Orkut as a first step. Orkut is famously, or infamously, because Brazillian quickly much to the apparent surprise of Google and the “cool kids” who first rushed to the social networking site as it was growing.
Michael Arrlington further writes:
The short version: Google will announce a new set of APIs on November 5 that will allow developers to leverage Google’s social graph data. They’ll start with Orkut and iGoogle (Google’s personalized home page), and expand from there to include Gmail, Google Talk and other Google services over time.
On November 5 we’ll likely see third party iGoogle gadgets that leverage Orkut’s social graph information – the most basic implementation of what Google is planning. From there we may see a lot more – such as the ability to pull Orkut data outside of Google and into third party applications via the APIs. And Google is also considering allowing third parties to join the party at the other end of the platform – meaning other social networks (think Bebo, Friendster, Twitter, Digg and thousands of others) to give access to their user data to developers through those same APIs.
You see the title “Why select?” but people actually do select and like selecting. The real question will be who selects and when.
My answer: Not archivists, but a variety of communities of data-miners and recommenders both human and programs will be selecting. When? Not at the time of adding to the archives so much as later at a just-in-time basis.
“Storage is Cheap: Why Select?” Thursday, September 27, 12:30-1:45pm
Storage media for digital information are extremely cheap and getting exponentially cheaper over time. The price of a terabyte of hard drive space is a few hundred dollars, and in a decade it will be less than a dollar. The cost of the expertise of well-trained information professionals, on the other hand, is quite high and likely to increase over time. So shouldn’t we stop worrying about selection and just capture and keep as much material as possible?
Moderated by Dr. Cal Lee Panelists will include UNC Libraries’ Rich Szary, SILS faculty member Paul Jones, SILS students Lori Eakin and Abbey Thompson, Kelly Eubank – Electronic Records Archivist for State of North Carolina and Duke University’s Electronic Records Archvist Seth Shaw.
Don and Cristobal just came back in smiling. They’ve just reinstalled the GrindCam. Now everyone can tune in and see how long the line is at the Daily Grind. Map included in case you don’t know where the Daily Grind is.
In the print edition of Forbes there’s a great (albeit sometimes painful) tradition of doing “follow-through” articles where a reporter either takes a victory lap for making a good call or falls on his sword for making a bad one. Online publications don’t typically ask for follow-throughs. But I need to write one.
For four years, I’ve been covering a lawsuit for Forbes.com, and my early predictions on this case have turned out to be so profoundly wrong that I am writing this mea culpa. What can I say? I grew up Roman Catholic. The habit stays with you.
But I still thought it would be foolish to predict how this lawsuit (or any lawsuit) would play out. I even wrote an article called “Revenge of the Nerds,” which poked fun at the pack of amateur sleuths who were following the case on a Web site called Groklaw and who claimed to know for sure that SCO was going to lose.
Turns out those amateur sleuths were right. Now some of them are writing to me asking how I’d like my crow cooked, and where I’d like it delivered.
Others in that highly partisan crowd have suggested that I wanted SCO to win, and even that I was paid off by SCO or Microsoft. Of course that’s not true. I’ve told these folks it’s not true. Hasn’t stopped them.
The truth, as is often the case, is far less exciting than the conspiracy theorists would like to believe. It is simply this: I got it wrong. The nerds got it right.
SCO is road kill. Its lawsuit long ago ceased to represent any threat to Linux. That operating system has become far too successful to be dislodged. Someday soon the SCO lawsuits will go away, and I will never have to write another article about SCO ever again. I can’t wait.
Last night, I stood in for Groklaw‘s Pamela Jones at the Louis Round Wilson Knowledge Trust Awards. PJ was taken ill at the last minute and since I’ve been accused of being her or of being half of her, I seemed like a natural standin for her. It helped a lot that PJ sent me a copy of her speech the night before. I’ll link to it once it’s up at the Knowledge Trust site.
Predictably the lists went wild. Folks concerned about their dogs and serenity and to a large part dedicated to non-violence vs those who wanted to cite their brief military background and the chicken-little-ness of the other side.
One veteran , however, had it down:
Speaking as ex-military, believer in peace, neighborhood resident – the “sound of freedom” is people expressing their views freely, without fear of reprisal – as on this neighborhood list.
And after all of that, the Sound of Freedom turned out to be less annoying than the Sound of News as the Apaches made aless noisy than the circling TV helicopters.