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OPLIN 4cast #38

Posted in backlinks, Blogpulse, Cyberchondria, DRM, Photo Tools, and White Space Broadband

This week’s 4cast:

1. Let’s Slow It Down, People

A new idea called Slow Library is beginning to gain some attention on library blogs. The basic concept is to apply some of the principles and philosophies behind the Slow Food and open source movements to the world of library services.

2. How Do You Manage That?

George Needham recently wrote a column that questions some common practices in library management, while the Free Range Librarian offered some of her own observations regarding the same.

3. Lawmakers Squirm Over DRM

A bill has been reintroduced in the Senate that would force podcasters and other digital radio providers to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to prevent listeners from recording the content. Meanwhile, rival legislation aims to prevent similar types of technological restraints from ever seeing the light of day.

4. iPhone Arrives, Hype Ensues, Backlash Follows

Speaking of DRM, Apple’s new iPhone was introduced last week to much fanfare. It’s been mostly downhill ever since.