– Who knew May 9 was Global Accessibility Day?
– The Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas has launched a grassroots campaign to convince publishers to increase the availability of ebooks to libraries. The advocacy effort launched Tuesday with a website called ebooks for libraries.
– Moving Beyond the NetLibrary Legacy, EBSCO Reshapes Its Ebook Platform.
– Google asks judge for dismissal of library suit. The Authors Guild says Google doesn’t have permission to reproduce portions of books for their digital library.
– Twitter Fights Prosecutors Seeking Occupy Protester’s Data Without Warrant.
– State of the Internet report from Consumer Reports: Do you share too much on Facebook?
– New survey confirms American librarians’ commitment to protecting privacy rights.
– Harvard Library bibliographic dataset now available via EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Publishing.
– Elsevier Experiments With Allowing ‘Text Mining’ of Its Journals. Heather Piwowar, of the Univeristy of British Columbia, helped negotiate the deal.
– Robot writers and robot readers. The latest Cory Doctorow book? No. You gotta try this out. Both students and faculty are passing around links to EssayTyper, a website that opens with the simple prompt: “”Oh no! It’s finals week and I have to finish my [blank] essay immediately.” The rest of the story here.
– Speaking of Mr. Doctorow: Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers.
– Pornography. Now that I have your attention, pornography barely makes the top ten of websites most dangerous to visit. Number 1? You’re reading it. So wash your hands and study up some more.
– CISPA: An Alternate Future Where Your Personal Privacy No Longer Exists.