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Tidbits, 14 August 2009

I am furloughed today and going out of town, so here, have an early tidbits post. I won’t be at the iPRES 2009 conference, but I do recommend looking over the program; it gives a pretty good overview of what digital preservationists think about and study, and what keeps them awake at night. (Midwesterners: the…

Tidbits, 29 July 2009

All of today’s tidbits are from one blog! Well, all but one. David Rosenthal on digital preservation. I had this bookmarked to blog about, but? Chris Rusbridge beat me to it, saying everything I would have. Yes, online-versus-offline. Yes, research data in uncommon, niche, and/or proprietary formats. Yes, metadata! And yes, thinking for ourselves. Semantic…

Tidbits, 25 July 2009

Interesting and perhaps relevant: Jean-Claude Gu├ędon’s examination of power in science. Does e-research destabilize this situation? How? If it doesn’t, should it? Should copyright in academic works be abolished? Makes the obvious point that journal-article authors don’t use copyright for its intended purpose of filthy lucre, and extrapolates from there. What I notice is that…

Tidbits, 21 July 2009

Cliff Lynch on institutional repositories. I don’t agree with quite all of it (institutional repositories are here to stay? really? in this budget environment? sez who?), but an hour with Cliff Lynch is always an hour well spent, and I’m completely and unabashedly with him on his cautions about IRs. Margaret Dayhoff, a founder of…