Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can’t Index Believe it . . . or not.
The New York Academy of Medicine, former host in the GL Conference Series, has signed on as co-sponsor in the Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature. Here is the Text Release from the GL7 Program and Conference Bureau.
Molly Ivins has a piece in today’s Alternet.org on the issue of free speech (as in guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution) and the growing use of the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (aka "SLAPP"). The idea behind the SLAPP is that a large (or merely well-funded) corporate entity can bring these […]
I think Gary North is a bit of a kook. I don’t agree with his politics or his religious view more than rarely, but having said that I read his Reality Check newsletter twice a week, because he sees things I don’t see, and that’s a big deal to me. You can never have too […]
"Google, the Naked Emperor," by Roy Tennant, from this week’s Library Journal. The upshot: Google relies on search algorithms that do some things very well and other things (say, finding brand new web pages or even finding the last entry in the web index) very poorly. Google is just not in the business of providing […]
The reference staff of the New York Academy of Medicine has its own blog, now, which I was just informed of. (Actually, I knew about this a couple of weeks ago but between spending most of last week in California, and being swamped with testing/implementing LinkFinder Plus, I just got around to posting it now. […]
This comes courtesy of Lily Pregill, NYAM’s Special Projects Mgr.: Worth Remembering for the Google Addicted Chris Sherman, points to a new study that shows that the various generic web search engines (the big 4), have even less overlap in their results than in previous studies and that’s not much overlap. You can find his […]
Here’s a bit of librarian humor that’s just too funny not to share. Sometimes a good cartoon gets the point across better than reams of text.
I’m not sure how many folks reading this have an interest in foreign libraries, but in case there are some of you out there, this is for you.The IFLA Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records is pleased to announce that a draft of "Functional Requirements for Authority Records" is now available […]
Reply to Lisle: No, I’m not in jail, and in all honesty, nothing happened last week. I sent the note from my cell phone for the coolness factor, intending to follow up later in the day. When the incident took place, I was on my way to meet my boss to drive to New Rochelle […]