Europe and the Right to be Forgotten

Europe and the Right to be Forgotten

The European Court of Justice has ordered Google to remove Information from their Search Results of anyone who asks. The court’s decision means that individuals can ask Google or other search operators to take down links to web pages that are published by third parties, such as newspapers, containing information …

Do Stacks make the Library?

Do Stacks make the Library?

Colby College’s Miller Library is only the latest example of a library reducing the amount of space utilized by books. And some people are very upset about that. The Bookies are quite right to want to save the stacks—but not just for the reasons they give, all of which could …

Vinton Cerf on the Future of Libraries

Vinton Cerf on the Future of Libraries

You have no idea how eager I am to ensure that the notion of library does not disappear – it’s too important. But the thing is, it’s going to have to curate an extremely broad range of materials, and increasingly digital content. I am really worried right now, about the possibility …

Burning over FeedBurner

When I first started reading about this, I thought I stumbled over an “old thread from years ago(Protocols and Implementations)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/05/28/protocols. But this is all new. Apparently, Dave is upset about FeedBurner and Google. bq.So now someone at Google “owns” Feedburner and all their feeds. And they could, if they wanted …

Machine tags

I hadn’t heard of “Machine tags(Machine tags)”:http://machinetags.org/wiki/Main_Page before, but it is an interesting concept in this era of folksonomies. bq.The ability for anyone to create a namespace opens up an interesting future as we begin to see patterns and conventions emerge: amazon:asin=B000AA4I1M anyone? Which brings me to the point of …

Unlimited iPod

It was just a year ago that everyone was talking about a “1 Terabyte iPod(1 Terabyte Ipod)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/12/02/ipod. Apparently, we were thinking small. bq.Speaking at the FT World Communications Conference, Nikesh Arora, Google’s VP of European operations, told delegates that, in the coming years, the plummeting price of storage and its …