PBS’s Lucy Bernholz on the Digital Public Library of America

PBS commentator and philanthropy blogger Lucy Bernholz writes a largely positive column at PBS, although she also notes the current limitations of the DPLA. Some of her main points bear noting here:¬†Ownership and Intellectual property: “Instead of a stand-alone collection, it is the set of common software codes and processes that connect existing collections and […]

Blouin on Google book scanning

F.X. Blouin in the current issue of RBM writes about the Google Book scanningThoughts on Special Collections and Our Research Communities: (in RBM)Toward the end of August in 2009, a van pulled up to the loading dock of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. Book trucks were unloaded and moved into the […]

Viacom-YouTube Secrets Exposed In Lawsuit

Viacom-YouTube Secrets Exposed In LawsuitPretty amazing (and damaging) report about Viacom (owner of Comedy Central, among other properties) and Google (owner of YouTube) on the Huffington Post. According to YouTube’s Zahavah Levine (quoted in the news story):For, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It […]