Latest Library 2.0 Stories
Google has settled several copyright suits with the publishing consortium Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild, clearing the way for the company to provide online access to copyrighted books.
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Technology vendors and industry commentators have been appending the '2.0' suffix to all manner of enterprise products and domains over the last year or so in an attempt to signify something new, innovative and user-focused. Web 2.0 is a shift in the way the internet is used.
Online bookseller Amazon.com has acquired Shelfari, an online site combining books and social networking owned by Seattle start-up Tastemakers. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Amazon.com wants to add some social media savvy to the growing e-book business that's helping justify its lofty share price.
By Boyd Tonkin THE WEEK IN BOOKS Has the French resistance begun to crumble? When Google unveiled its Book Search project in late 2004, no country protested louder against this digital battering-ram of "Anglo-Saxon" hegemony than France.
By Reid, Mike Gray, Christian; Honick, Craig Part 3 Applications and Survey Results In this, the third and last article in our series on enterprise applications of social networking, we focus on the results of a survey we conducted to help us understand how Web 2.0 tools (i.e., wikis, blogs, RSS, online social networks, virtual communities, social network analysis, social bookmarking, social tagging, and podcasting) are being used in enterprises.
By Anonymous Oh, Pooh!! This issue contains a very well-thought-out, carefully researched, cautionary article on the legal status and future of Google Book Search ("Good and Evil in the Garden of Digitization: Google and Fair Use" by Wallace Koehler, pp. 24-27, 57).
By Koehler, Wallace Google and Fair Use In a January 2008 Searcher article, Beth Ashmore and Jill Grogg discuss the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and Amazon.com's book digitization projects.
By Huwe, Terence K I TEND TO REGARD LIBRARY WEBSITESAS THE MOST IMPORTANT GATEWAY TO OUR WORLD, INCLUDING THE PHYSICAL LIBRARIES WE MANAGE. Library websites play an interesting role in the universe of digital resources we now take for granted.
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