Disappearing documents, Archives Team, Facebook, and more: Link roundup 10/4/11

This time, on the link roundup, there are disappearing documents, distributed digital archives projects, inaccurate quilts, government records, and more! The Case of the Disappearing Documents [wsj.com] Archives Team: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack [youtube.com] What Facebook’s Changes Mean for Museums and Visitor Serving Organizations [colleendilen.com] Metro ‘quilt’ art draws national scrutiny for historical inaccuracy [nashvillecitypaper.com] University’s digitization […]

A journey through copyright for sound recordings

Recently I was looking for some music to use for a project a friend of mine is working on. I wanted to either use something public domain or something using a Creative Commons license, and not even try to navigate the waters of “fair use.” Librarians and archivists generally know the scope of US Copyright […]

Archives and Open Content

(I originally wrote this a week ago, before this article was posted, but they dovetail well.) In the course of my work I did a brief survey of the copyright policies of some academic libraries and their archives, specifically focusing on websites and finding aids.  I found that most libraries and archives claim copyright over […]

Nook, Project Gutenberg, and Distributed Proofreading

I got a Barnes and Noble nook, which is an ebook reader, for Christmas.  So far, I’ve only loaded it up with free ebooks from Project Gutenberg.  Project Gutenberg is a project whose goal is to digitize out of copyright books and make them freely available online.  So far, I’ve downloaded Kafka Metamorphosis, Thoreau’s Walden, […]