The Infrastructure of Free Expression and Margins of Appreciation by Jack Balkin
[Address delivered at the Second Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K2), Yale University, April 27, 2007. My address at the first A2K conference discussing the basic theory of Access to Knowledge can be found here.] Continue reading @ Balkinization an unanticipated consequence of Jack M. Balkin
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Around 8,00,000 books as well as manuscripts from the Mysore University in Karnataka, India will soon be digitized by Google.
The Mysore University library has around 100,000 manuscripts that are written both on paper as well as palm leaves. These would include India’s first political treatise, the ‘Arthashastra’ written in the 4th century BC by Kautilya. Continue reading
[PS. Above info courtesy: David P. Dillard & Soundara Rajan]
"Publishing industry via a battle between technology that is predisposed to liberate information and business models that seek to lock information down. For better or worse, the future of innovation and ideas is being defined by the entertainment/publishing industry via a battle between technology that is predisposed to liberate information and business models that seek to lock information down." James L. Hilton, in Copyright Myths and Realities [see the first link below for full details]
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
There is a growing connection between Knowledge Management (KM), Reference Service (RS) and Web 2.0 tools, such as, Wiki. I found a very interesting article by Angela Kille "Wikis in the Workplace: How Wikis Can Help Manage Knowledge in Library Reference Services."
And the cited sources help in understanding this nexus:
Clyde, L. A. (2005). Wikis. Teacher Librarian, 32(4), 54‑56. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Library Literature & Information Science database. Cohen, S. M. (2005). Wiki while you work. Public Libraries, 44(4), 208‑209. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Library Literature & Information Science database. Comparison of wiki software. (2005). In Wikipedia. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software Davenport, T. H., & Prusak, L. (2000). Working knowledge: How organizations manage what they know. Boston: Harvard Business School. Fichter, D. (2005a, July/August). The many forms of e‑collaboration: Blogs, wikis, portals, groupware, discussion boards, and instant messaging. Online, 29(4), 48‑50. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Library Literature & Information Science database. Fichter, D. (2005b, September/October). Intranets, wikis, blikis, and collaborative working. Online, 29(5), 47‑50. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Library Literature & Information Science database. Frumkin, J. (2005). The wiki and the digital library. OCLC Systems & Services, 21(1), 18‑22. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Emerald Insight database. Gandhi, S. (2004). Knowledge management and reference services. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(5), 368‑381. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from ScienceDirect database. [editor, abstract fulltext] Gunnlaugsdottir, J. (2003). Seek and you will find, share and you will benefit: Organising knowledge using groupware systems. International Journal of Information Management, 23(5), 363-380. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from ScienceDirect database. Jantz, R. (2001). Knowledge management in academic libraries: Special tools and processes to support information professionals. Reference Services Review, 29(1), 33‑39. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Emerald Insight database. Leuf, B., & Cunningham, W. (2001). The wiki way: Quick collaboration on the Web. Boston: Addison‑Wesley. Prusak, L. (2001). Where did knowledge management come from? IBM Systems Journal, 40(4). Retrieved October 25, 2005, from http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/404/prusak.html Stover, M. (2004). Making tacit knowledge explicit: The ready reference database as codified knowledge. Reference Services Review, 32(2), 164‑173. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Emerald Insight database. Tonkin, E. (2005, January). Making the case for a wiki. Ariadne, (42). Retrieved October 25, 2005, from http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin/ Wagner, C. (2004). Wiki: A technology for conversational knowledge management and group collaboration. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 13, 265‑289. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Business Source Premier database. Wagner, C. (2005). Supporting knowledge management in organizations with conversational technologies: Discussion forums, weblogs, and wikis. Journal of Database Management, 16(2), i‑viii. Retrieved October 25, 2005, from Business & Company Resource Center database.
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