Episode 42 – The Real World

21 May, 20093 comments

Dan and Mills welcome Tom back from paternity leave with a whirlwind roundup of the last month’s news. The regulars try to keep it real, exposing a scandal in scientific journal publishing, assessing the buzz surrounding the launch of a new computational search engine, questioning recent applications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and delving once again into the Google Books settlement and some late breaking developments at the University of Michigan Library.

Other links mentioned on the podcast:

Cohen and Rosenzweig, Web of Lies? Historical Knowledge on the Internet
U.S. Copyright Office triennial DMCA exemption review
California’s open source digital textbook initiative
Microsoft Funds Opposition to Google Books settlement
Brewster Kahle on the Google Books settlement
The University of Michigan and Google Amended Digitization Agreement
Virtual Box
Zotero 2.0 drops

Running time: 51:52
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Categorized under copyright, Google, journals, libraries, publishing, search

3 comments to “Episode 42 – The Real World”

  1. Pete Jones : 27th May, 2009

    So on the Virtual Box suggestion: Would this be an elegant way to try out Omeka for someone who normally uses Vista? The Omeka web sandbox is great, but having a more permanent “sandbox” would be helpful.

    Or should I just bite the bullet and run Linux/VMWare.

  2. Tom Scheinfeldt : 28th May, 2009


    Virtual Box would be a great option for running Omeka on your Vista PC. Don’t bother investing in VMWare, at least until you try Virtual Box. In relatively short order you should be able to create virtual machine in Virtual Box, install your preferred flavor of Linux (Ubuntu, Suse, Mandriva, etc.) and then install Omeka locally. You will, of course, have to make sure your Linux environment is also running Apache, MySQL, and PHP 5.2 or greater.

    Thanks for listening.


  3. Bea Pires : 15th August, 2009

    Hello Dan, Mills, and Tom,
    During the last ten days I listened to your 42 podcasts in chronological order. I found them tremendously interesting and an excellent preparation for my upcoming (second-career) MLIS studies at UBC. Having taught in the post-secondary system for over 20 years and having worked as an administrator for the last three years, I could certainly appreciate your thoughts and observations from both the faculty and administrator perspectives.
    Thank you for sharing your experience and insights so generously.
    P.S. Please let me know when you accept applications for the University of Washington Zotero Trainer Workshop.

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