Jun 02

ARL Policy Notes: Fair Use on the Orphan Map →


I was excited to see Berkeley Digital Library Fellow David Hansen’s latest white paper, Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces hit the Internets recently. It’s not a coincidence that Hansen’s paper comes to us just in time to help frame the discussion at Berkeley’s upcoming…

Jun 02

@innovations: Explore the future of news with Post staff


People are engaging with news in a multitude of ways that couldn’t have been imagined even 10 years ago.  Facebook, Twitter and other platforms have turned distribution models on their heads; major news organizations are experimenting with personalization (The Post certainly is with Trove and Ongo); and the iPad allows you to hold a multitude of competing news apps in the palm of your hand.

A list of every radical change happening to the news business needs its own website and those already exist. The goal of @innovations is to help you make sense of the fray and ask you to join it as we write about how our newsroom is changing while we showcase innovations sprouting up around the world.

We don’t want to just tell you what we think. We want to be transparent as we explore and experiment. To that end, this blog is powered by Tumblr and we’re taking our inaugural run at SXSW Interactive.  
We’ll post explainers as we launch new digital features. And most importantly, we’ll be asking YOU for your ideas about the news. To kick things off, I’d like you to meet (and follow) the co-pilots of @innovations, who will be curating the web:

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Jun 02

SciSpotlight: NYSCI News Digest: An Explainer in Crow Canyon →


For her summer project, Explainer Jade Johnson wanted to get involved in an archaeology project. But finding a cliff dwelling to excavate—that’s a little hard to do in Queens.

So Jade set out for Colorado’s Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in the Mesa Verde region, home to ancestral…

Jun 02 Blog:'s CTO profiled in NY Observer today →


In an excellent article discussing some software engineers’ transitions from working on Wall Street to working on startups, our very own CTO, Andrew Montalenti, is profiled.

You can imagine the surprise when we discovered the article as the top choice in our team account…

Jun 02

Sallie Maehem: Practically Everything Wrong with the (Predatory) Private Student Loan Industry

occupystudentdebt: petition and new video from #OccupyStudentDebt,

For immediate release

Tell Sallie Mae: Stop the Unemployment Penalty


Jun 02
Jun 02

If SOPA passes

  • Facebook user: oh well, it was fun while it lasted
  • Twitter user: guess I can't tweet anymore. that's too bad
  • Tumblr user: I'm going to steal the declaration of independence