Back for another round of links. (I do have some other things in the works, but they’re not quite gelling the way I’d like yet. I hope for next week; topics include a post on tech I use and why, and on the broad question of being a good librarian.)
I came across the In the Library With A Lead Pipe blog/journal due to their posts on librarian workspaces, but I’m thinking even more about about their post “X”, which is about pseudonymity and anonymity in professional (specifically library) communities.
Anne Collier and Larry Magid have released a new version of their (free) Parents’ Guide to Facebook. Doug Johnson has a nice summary, with links to the PDF book. It’s got some great advice on specific privacy settings and considerations, and is well worth reading whether or not you have kids, if you use Facebook.
I caught an interesting piece on Talk of the Nation yesterday on NPR as I was driving, on how much employers can limit worker’s behavior – in particular, in online settings. You can read the transcript or listen to the piece (about half an hour) at the NPR site.
danah boyd wrote a fascinating piece on teenagers choosing risk reduction behaviors for online interaction that seem really odd at first glance (in one case, deleting everything posted after a short period of time, in another case, disabling the account entirely whenever she’s offline.) And yet, as danah points out, they make perfect sense in context.
Followup on last week’s stories about Cooks Source:
- They’ve made a public statement that still misses the point in several ways.
- John Scalzi comments on their statement (and how it’s not precisely an apology), including where they’re still missing some important points.
- And there have been several NPR stories (especially intriguing since NPR was one of the sources whose material was used without permission.)
- The Day the Internet Threw A Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie (November 5, 2010: online piece)
- Cooks’ Source, Copyright, and Public Domain (a segment on All Things Considered, November 8, 2010: transcript and audio.)
- ‘Cooks Source’ Update: Magazine (Sort Of) Issues Weirdest Semi-Apology Ever (November 9, 2010: online piece)
- The Wikipedia article has links to a bunch of additional commentary and news reporting pieces.
And other links of potential interest:
- A discussion about copyright reminded me of Stanford’s copyright pages - they have some fantastic tools on how to figure out if something is still (probably) under copyright or not, and a lot of material on determining appropriate use in educational settings. They’ve added new bits since the last time I’d looked.
- An interesting infographic about teachers. (I fail to be surprised by the amount of time teachers – and other educators – spend outside of the normal work day. Which is actually one of the posts that’s gelling.)
- The Gypsy Librarian reviews an article about being being a renaissance librarian – in other words, the challenges of being a generalist, often working with specialists in a field.
- And for a little fun, if you haven’t already seen them: Three Panel Reviews takes on various books and literary sources. (Spoilers abound, if you care about that for mostly classic titles. I really like the Jane Eyre one.)