Google vs. Hathitrust

No holds barred cage match.  Well not exactly.  If  you're on the "Google is Evil" side then you should check out the Hathitrust Digital Repository.  In the spirit of digital=accessible, a group of 25 university libraries have contributed their digital collections (though not all in full-text) to this open access project.  Ironically many of the … Continue reading Google vs. Hathitrust

The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future

In case you missed it, Terry Gross interviewed's, Eliot Van Buskirk on Fresh Air today. Van Buskirk eidts Listening Post, Wired magazine's music blog. I've been writing a paper about the ethics of digital rights management (DRM) technologies used to prevent unauthorized distribution of copyrighted digital music so this conversation was enlightening, it's very … Continue reading The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future

Rearchitecting the music business

Up way too late tonight writing a paper for a course I'm taking on Information Ethics for my Masters of Library and Information Science program. Just when I thought I was totally burned out on this paper I came across this terrific article at First Monday by UM professor Robert Frost (not the poet, though … Continue reading Rearchitecting the music business