[mp3 here] Last week, Andrew Odlyzko [wikipedia] a mathematician and historian, and former head of the University of Minnesota’s Digital Technology Center, posted a research paper that concludes that the data suggest that libraries are losing their competition with the publishers of academic journals. Andrew is a long-time open access advocate, so he’s not saying… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Podcasts
Paul Courant, one of the founders of the Hathi Trust, explains this week’s ruling throwing out a lawsuit by the Authors Guild claiming that Hathi’s scan-and-index program violated copyright.
The Library Innovation Lab podcast series is now available at SoundCloud.
Karen Coyle visited us today to talk with us about why it is time for libraries to move to a more modern idea of data, one that focuses more on the data and less on the records, and probably one that makes use of the linked data format that consists of links pointing at public… Read more »
In this 23min podcast [ogg here], Sebastian Hammer, president of IndexData, explains the srengths and limitations of federated search, which runs queries on a distributed set of sources, as opposed to using a big honking centralized index.
Listen: 23:07 (Also in ogg) “Your average citizen is not technologically savvy,” says Marilyn Johnson, the author of This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All Even as technology takes over more and more of our lives many of us are living in a technology cemetery, filled with old gadgets we… Read more »
Listen: 26:28 Alison Head, who is spending time with us at the LiL as she simultaneously is a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center — she is the co-diorector of Project Information Literacy at the Univ. of Washington’s Information School — spoke with us about a new study she’s done with Michael Eisenberg [pdf] about… Read more »
Michael Jensen explains why the National Academies Press decided to make its material openly available.
Eric Frank is the president and co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, Inc., which publishes peer-reviewed online textbooks available under Creative Commons license. He explains his business.
Avi Warshavsky builds online textbooks for Center for Educational Technology in Israel. He talks about whether textbooks have a future.