Archive for February 13th, 2006

A Few More on Wikipedia

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Brett pointed me to Comedy of errors hits the world of Wikipedia in The Sunday Times, which focuses on vandalism related to entries of prominent Brits. The Independent has its own version of the article. As I was cleaning off my desk, I found a Joseph Janes column* in the October American Libraries about authority […]

A Look at Wikipedia Volunteers

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Part two of The Boston Globe’s brief series on Wikipedia ran today–just in time for our event at Simmons College tonight at 7 pm. One article includes brief profiles of several local volunteers. David Mehegan didn’t mention that Aaron Swartz is actually famous enough to have his own entry in Wikipedia legitimately. sj, of course, […]

What Constitutes Violating Patron Privacy?

Monday, February 13th, 2006

In response to library staff sharing video with the authorities of a patron doing something illegal in a library elevator, LISNews has an interesting thread about what a patron record is and when sharing customer activities becomes a violation of their privacy. Some people are relating this incident to the recent one where librarians refused […]