Monthly Archives: October 2007

Music – DRM tide turning?

Lots of interesting developments in the music industry, both in digital rights management and in the nature of how music is sold. An executive from Yahoo! Music tells music industry executives that he won’t sell music with DRM. Following Radiohead, bands … Continue reading

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New Zealand Digital Content Strategy

Has been published; see New Zealand Digital Content Strategy.

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Google Books vs my library (1-0 Google)

It’s been a while since I played around with Google Books, and I have to say I’m impressed. When it first launched, it was lousy – the search engine was basically broken,  so that (for example) a search on the … Continue reading

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Music type post

From Techdirt, another reminder that big record companies are becoming less and less relevant as sources of funding for musicians. From the National Library, an insider’s view of the development of the Be Heard Forever project (which promoted new legal … Continue reading

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NZ Police put draft law on wiki

In an interesting move, the NZ Police have launched a wiki open to anyone wanting to edit and make suggestions to the Police Act as part of a wider revamp. Police Act Wiki here. From Stuff via BoingBoing.

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What's on your business card?

From the blog of my new(ish) colleague, Timothy Greig: [quote]I encouraged the students to stop by and visit me in the library, and handed out my business card with links to the 50 Books list, my LibraryThing catalog (which is … Continue reading

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From the people who brought you Koha…

Last year at the National Digital Forum, Horowhenua Library Trust demonstrated a new product called Kete. It’s since gone live on their website. Kete is “a community built digital library” that enables people to upload and share their stories, memories … Continue reading

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