Archive for March, 2004

April is the cruellest month

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

I. The Burial of the Dead April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. … Please allow me this diversion of the first few lines of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Oh. I understand your disappointment now. You expected an April […]

2 Academics Cause Errors in Newspapers

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

It can be enough work checking for plagiarism among a newspaper’s own staff. The subscribers-only Chronicle of Higher Education recently published articles about two academics who plagariazied pieces they wrote for newspapers. The president of Central Connecticut State University plagiarized portions of an opinion piece The Hartford Courant published. He recently announced his retirement in […]

Six Academic Publishers and NetPacks Settle Over Illegal Electronic Distribution

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

A Texas copy shop owner created and distributed digital course packs without proper copyright clearance to University of Texas at Austin students. Six academic publishers sued him in January. The parties recently settled out of court. The action could be the first dealing with electronic distribution of unauthorized course packs. from The Chronicle of Higher […]

“Blogging Is Cool – But It Could Be Even Cooler”

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

according to Hewlett-Packard’s Semantic Blogging Demonstrator, an HP Laboratories experiment supporting the European “Semantic Web – Advanced Development” project. It uses semantics to improve views, searching, and navigation on blogs. spotted on shimonolog

Lecture: Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

I attended the lecture Pablo Boczkowski gave at MIT about his dissertation: Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers. It’s based on observations he made at three news organizations between 1997 and 1999. Read my notes.

Librarianesque Session Description

Monday, March 29th, 2004

A version of this description of the Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon II is now on the BloggerCon blog. I’m posting it here, too, to market the session. j Baumgart, moderator Plans for the session are still being developed. Please comment below, as I am interested in feedback about this session. The main goal of the […]

Dallas Fort-Worth Star-Telegram Corrections Policy

Monday, March 29th, 2004

This article announces the Dallas Fort-Worth Star-Telegram’s efforts to monitor their staff’s writing for plagiarism and fabrication. “The Star-Telegram is responding, effective immediately, with a permanent fact-checking policy designed to help keep staffers alert to the dangers of plagiarism and fabrication. The policy also aims to assure readers that this newspaper’s constant goal is to […]

Department of Interior Web Sites Back Up

Saturday, March 27th, 2004

Reuters and several other news sources report Web sites for parts of the Department of Interior are back online. I wrote about them being offline about ten days ago. An appeals court decided the department Web sites could come back online “… while the court considers whether payments owed to American Indians are vulnerable to […]

Public Librarian Responds to Shimon and Me

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

I shared the discussion Shimon and I are having about libraries with Kevin, a public librarian. He allowed me to post his comments on my blog.

Microsoft’s NewsJunkie

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

According to this brief San Jose Mercury News article, Microsoft’s NewsJunkie moves new news stories to the top of the list and news stories with repetitive content to the bottom so the user doesn’t keep sorting through the same material. Seen on ResourceShelf