This week’s 4cast:
1. DOPA is Dead, Long Live Technophobia
Network Neutrality appears safe for the time being and the proposed Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) evaporated with the new year, but will legislators continue to try and reign in the “series of tubes” in ’07?
- DOPA Dies on the Vine (PBS TeacherSource)
- Senator: Illegal images must be reported (CNET)
- John McCain’s War On Blogs (Think Progress)
- Net Neutrality: We Live To Die Another Day… (Hapax Legomenon)
2. Thanks, We’re All Very Honored
Time magazine recently published their annual Person of the Year issue, and the honors for 2006 go to… You (that is, the everyday users who are generating web content via blogs, wikis, social network sites, and more). So where do libraries fit in?
- Don’t let libraries become the pro “they” need to beat (The “M” Word – Marketing Libraries)
- I’m the Person of the Year (The Liminal Librarian)
- Time Didn’t Mean “Me” (Infomancy)
- Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (ecorrado.us)
3. Wires Are Like, So 2006…
Is your library thinking about going wireless in 2007? How about your town or city?
- Wireless Networking for Libraries (WebJunction Pathfinder)
- Wireless Libraries (blog)
- How Municipal WiFi Works (HowStuffWorks)
- Evaluating the pros and cons of municipal wireless (Ars Technica)
4. Feeling Secure? Well, Stop It!
Library networks may not be as attractive a target to hackers as banks or credit card companies, but that doesn’t mean library IT staff should doze off on security in 2007.