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OPLIN 4cast #68

Posted in digitization, eBooks,, Facebook Book Clubs, GIMP, Library 2.0, spam, and YouTube EDU

This week’s 4cast:

1. You Say You Want a Library 2.0 Revolution

It’s been a year since Library Journal published an article calling for libraries to embrace the Library 2.0 movement. Since then, has there really been much change?

2. This is Not a Book

If a book is not printed on paper and bound, is it still a book? Furthermore, as the world’s printed and bound books are gradually digitized, what will become of libraries?

3. Information Wrangling, Old Style

A new book by Alex Wright titled Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages explores the history of how humans have organized large amounts of information, and how new information explosions cause ineffective organizational systems to collapse as new ones rise. Consider it a companion piece to David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous (see 4cast #60 (item 3) and 4cast #54).

4. There’s a Bad Storm on the Rise

The Storm Worm botnet has been infecting computers and growing since January, but researchers are now predicting that the real storm has only just begun. Get ready for more spam in your inbox.