Google Books Settlement a No Go!

So the big news this week was the decision on the google books ammended settlement agreement. As we all know now, Judge Denny Chin made his ruling on Tuesday of this week. Here are some good sources I have been reading.

Judge Chin’s ruling – http://thepublicindex.org/docs/amended_settlement/opinion.pdf

HathiTrust Response – http://www.hathitrust.org/hathitrust_asa_response

ARL Response – http://policynotes.arl.org/post/4044100808/judge-rejects-proposed-settlement-in-google-books

EFF Press Release – http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/google-books-decision-privacy-concerns-are-real


Code4Lib 2011 Voting for Host Site

So we still have voting going on for the 2011 Code4Lib Conference. It is between Bloomington – Vancouver – and New Haven. If you are into code4lib and have not voted please do so. See below.

Voting is only open until midnight on Tuesday, March 23rd, so vote now!

To vote:

  1. Go to the ballot – http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/15
  2. Log in using your code4lib.org credentials (register for an account if you haven’t done so already).
  3. Click on a host’s name to reveal a link to the full proposal.
  4. Assign each proposal a rank from 0 to 3, 0 being least desirable and 3 being the most. Please keep the conference requirements and desirables in mind as you make your selection.
  5. Once you are satisfied with your rankings, click “Cast your ballot”.

JASIG 2010

So this week I am with @winkler4 at the 10th anniversary edition of the JASIG conference. We are here promoting Kuali OLE but are interested in talking to others in this very unique collaborative software community. So far sessions have been great and run the gamut between OpenCast Matterhorn, Agile Development, and Web Services. Met some really cool people and ran into old friends @declan, @danwho, @pemuls, @bmljenny, and @cab105 as well as new friends Barry and Jennifer, sorry that @iandolphin24 is stuck in New Zealand.