Here's a little report back from the Google and Libraries conference I attended on Monday. The conference was organized to be part of ILIAC (International Library Information and Analytical Center)'s Tenth International Workshop: "Digital Resources and International Information Exchange: East-West." It was held at Columbia University on Monday, March 10, 2008.
It's Drupal BarCamp time, once again in NYC, and as usual, I'll be out of town. But if I weren't going to be at WAM, I'd be at Brooklyn Polytechnic learning how to make this site (and others, notably Radical Reference) better.
Sign up now, they're capping registration at 120. It's free. You'll learn the same kind of stuff other groups might charge you $1200 for.
Deirdre Stam's LIS classes at LIU/The Palmer School
We will spend approximately 2.5 minutes on each of these topics, alternating speakers:
- Local public library--collections, Library Bill of Rights, intellectual freedom, community analysis
- Alternative press--zines at Barnard College
- ALA/SRRT, the Social Responsibilities Round Table
- PLG, the Progressive Librarians Guild
- ALA/COL, the Committee on Legislation
- Radical Reference
- Labor unions
- Free/open source software
This was an especially good week for botany and snails. As usual, not a good week for Third-Wave Feminism. But first, something that sounds a little ominous to me, about which I hope my gov docs savvy pals will respond:
Should I be worried about the change from "publications" to "information" -- seems less responsible, doesn't it? Like the government is distancing itself from what it's saying and like LC is substantiating that?
150 Electronic government information [May Subd Geog]
* 450 UF Electronic government publications [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
* 550 BT Government publications
More on the plants, snails, electronic government information, and silly sounding headings...
Here are my highlights for the last week or three.