Archive for November 9th, 2004

Copyright Law, International Borders, and the Internet

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

This New York Times article explores international differences in copyright law and how Internet access to materials in different countries poses challenges to United States copyright law. Jessamyn writes about this article, too.

"Among librarians, she’s a rock star."

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Jann Malone of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports what librarian Nancy Pearl and the action figure modeled after her have been up to lately. Pearl’s been inspiring readers all over the country. The action figure is one of the top selling toys at Archie McPhee. You know, it’s close to that time of year when people […]

XML-RPC Pings

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

One way to make sure people know your site has been updated is to ping certain services, like weblogs.com. This article discusses how to use those pings and services to your advantage. By the way, you can now ping Feedster. from Scott on Feedster

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I finally finished Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane, which I was reading for Banned Books Week. (Yeah, well, I’m a slow reader and I don’t have much time to read.) It appears on the American Library Association’s list of 100 most […]

Is this Site a News Site?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Someone who read what I wrote about the challenges of defining news sources asked me whether I thought the Los Angeles Independent Media Center site should be considered a legitimate news site or not. I won’t tell you what my answer was, at least not yet. What do you think and why? As an aside, […]

Defining News Sources

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I use search engines specializing in news because I think they’re going to give me links to articles in real news organizations. One of my gripes with Google News is that it often returns results for sources I don’t consider to be news. I run at least three searches in their search engine a day […]