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?
- We Asked for 2.0 Libraries and We Got 2.0 Librarians (The Other Librarian)
- Library 2.0 In Retrospect (Life as I Know It)
- A Librarian’s Anti-2.0 Manifesto (Annoyed Librarian)
- Library 2.Uh-Oh (LISNews)
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?
- A study of scanning habits (See Also…)
- The Book-ish-ness of Books (Pegasus Librarian)
- Scan This Book! (Library Journal)
- Shannon’s Thirst (O’Reilly Radar)
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).
- Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (LISNews)
- Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages | Introduction (Alex Wright)
- Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages (The National Academies Press)
- Mastering Information Through the Ages (O’Reilly Radar)
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.
- Storm Botnet Puts Up Defenses And Starts Attacking Back (InformationWeek)
- An extra helping of spam, anyone? (CNET)
- Resurgent Storm worm attacks over Web (ZDNet Australia)
- Storm Worm Linked to Spam Surge (PCWorld)