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Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers - Lexology

Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of.
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Robert Levine, author of "Free Ride"

Journalist and author Robert Levine talks about his book, "Free Ride," and the role of copyright and intellectual property in the new economy.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A guide to what data mining, how it works, and why it's important.
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The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell | Education Futures

The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell | Education Futures | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Steven J. Bell, the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction at Temple University, and ...
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Intel's multi-million dollar "Creators Project' - can great curation build brands?

Intel's multi-million dollar "Creators Project' - can great curation build brands? | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"Intel is funding a global events and artist showcase: The Creators Project. Can avant-garde artists help it it sell more microprocessors?"

 

Tom Foremski - who's been watching curation as a trend for quite some time and who also started the SF Curators salon, a group where we contribute - reports on an interesting initiative by Intel to use curation to support its brand. Interesting read.


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Innovation Excellence | Measuring the Value of an Innovation Practice

Innovation Excellence | Measuring the Value of an Innovation Practice | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

“I realise you have put in two years of hard work, and all of your life savings…but for all I know you could have spent the entire time digging holes in the ground and filling them with pencils.”


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Create A Multimedia Timeline To Curate Stories That Have Strong Chronological Narrative: Timeline

Create A Multimedia Timeline To Curate Stories That Have Strong Chronological Narrative: Timeline | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Timeline is a Javascript open-source solution that allows anyone to create a visual timeline that integrates text, tweets, images, maps, audio recordings and video clips on an infinite scrollable bar. 

 

A project funded by the Knight News Innovation Lab, Timeline works great with stories that have a strong chronological narrative. It does not work well for stories that need to jump around in the timeline.

 

Mashable Sonia Paul writes about it: "Timeline is similar to Storify in that it allows users to aggregate media on the web, it differs in its operation.

 

With Storify, users can drag and drop content into a post.

 

With Timeline, users can either embed the code onto their website using JSON, or — if they don’t want to mess with any coding — they can fill in a ready-made Timeline template on Google Docs.

 

The project is currently hosted on GitHub, and users can find specific directions on how to both embed the code and use the Google Doc template there, too.

 

Future plans for the project include support of more media type, as well as iPhone compatibility, B.C. time support and better seconds and milliseconds support." 

 

Here is the GDoc ready-made template: https://docs.google.com/previewtemplate?id=0AppSVxABhnltdEhzQjQ4MlpOaldjTmZLclQxQWFTOUE&mode=public&ndplr=1&pli=1# 

 

Download: https://github.com/VeriteCo/Timeline/zipball/master ;

 

More info, including how to embed it on your site and what file formats are supported: http://timeline.verite.co/ ;


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Qualilangues's comment, April 12, 2012 6:04 AM
Design unfortunately doesn't seem to be ready for ipads yet.
kessete's curator insight, August 30, 2014 11:06 AM

good for narrative, multimedia, timeline

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Why Aren't Companies Better Prepared for Data Breaches?

Why Aren't Companies Better Prepared for Data Breaches? | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
The recent data breach that impacted confidential data from 1.5 million Visa and MasterCard cardholder accounts begs the question about corporate data security: When will companies start to see this coming?
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File:CREWE Wikipedia Engagement Flowchart.pdf - Wikimedia Commons

File:CREWE Wikipedia Engagement Flowchart.pdf - Wikimedia Commons | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
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What matters now? Lessons learned by a veteran analyst

What matters now? Lessons learned by a veteran analyst | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

The six imperatives facing information professionals
Recently, AIIM President John Mancini has been reflecting in his blog called "The Digital Landfill" about "What Matters Now?" He has identified six major imperatives.

1. Make everything mobile.

Redefine content delivery and process automation to take advantage of mobile devices and mobile work forces. Ubiquitous mobile computing is one of the core underlying drivers and continues to shape the future.

2. Digitize processes.

Drive paper bottlenecks out of processes and automate process flows. The reality of most organizations is that they exist in a hybrid environment in which process information may come from paper documents, paper forms, Web forms, faxes, e-mails, SMS, mobile and social.

3. Make business social.

Integrate social technologies into processes rather than create standalone social networks. Connect internal and external stakeholders to tap into unexpected sources of knowledge. Social technologies have moved into the enterprise, and are beginning to transform organizational processes.

4. Use automation to ensure information governance.

Acknowledge that the paper-based records paradigm no longer works in the digital workplace-if it ever did-and use automation to ensure governance and disposition. The scale of this is now making it clear that manual information retention and disposition processes will no longer suffice.

5. Commit to the cloud.

Break down monolithic "enterprise" solutions into more "app-like" solutions that can be deployed quickly independent of platform and in the cloud. SaaS and cloud-based content and process solutions are creating opportunities to deploy solutions more quickly and cheaply than ever.

6. Mine big content.

Find insights and value in massive aggregations of unstructured information and explore what big data will mean for information professionals. "Big data" is a top issue for CIOs that really reflects a fundamental challenge for the business. New tools now bring the capabilities of business intelligence and the benefits of optimization, asset management, pattern detection and compliance monitoring to the world of unstructured information.

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Bitext engages in the semantic arena

Bitext engages in the semantic arena | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Bitext develops software that enables machines to understand the language people use every day. Bitext now offers support for English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, German and Dutch.
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The Future of the Future: Why smart cities need smart libraries: Stories from the Alaskan frontier

The Future of the Future:  Why smart cities need smart libraries: Stories from the Alaskan frontier | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Just like the small coffee shop in Alaska, the smart library will serve as a knowledge broker engaged in locating qualified sources of critical knowledge to solve a particular problem...
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Don’t Let Fear Block Your Mobile Versatility - News - ABA Journal

Don’t Let Fear Block Your Mobile Versatility - News - ABA Journal | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

While synchronicity, security and data breach concerns are justified in these days of working on desktop, laptop, mobile phone and tablet, lawyers can reasonably protect sensitive data by taking a few fairly simple precautions.

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Are you infringing by pinning? Copyright implications of Pinterest - Lexology

Are you infringing by pinning? Copyright implications of Pinterest - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
We’re no longer just “facebooking” and “tweeting,” now we’re “pinning,” too.
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Law Librarian Blog: Automatic Renewal of Services Without Notice A No Go in New York

Law Librarian Blog: Automatic Renewal of Services Without Notice A No Go in New York | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Automatic Renewal of Services Without Notice A No Go in New York

There is a case out of New York from last week which should be a wake-up call to any publisher or entity selling subscriptions services out of New York State. I suspect there are more than Bloomberg, who was the defendant in this case, Ovitz v. Bloomberg L.P. (No. 38 Court Of Appeals, NY, March 27, 2012) (via Google Scholar). The issue of the case concerned automatic subscription renewals. Plaintiff Bruce Ovitz (an Illinois resident) leased a Bloomberg terminal in June of 2000. The two year contract expired in 2002 and Bloomberg continued to provide services with automatic two year renewals.

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When Books Mattered

When Books Mattered | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A new show at the Grolier Club on the Upper East Side conjures memories of the glorious bookstores designed by Ernest Flagg for the firm of Charles Scribner's Sons. Fortunately, both turn-of-the-century spaces still exist.
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Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor

Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a simple and free tool that helps you synthesize and shorten up an otherwise long text, give a try to Text Compactor.

 

This web-based service works by simply copying and pasting the text passage you want to shorten up, and by then specifying the "amount" of summarization to apply to it.

 

Text Compactor produces in real-time a shortened-up version on the same page making the whole process extremely easy and fast.

 

No signup or registration required. The service is free.

 

Try it out now: http://textcompactor.com/ ;


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Private vs. Public Cloud Computing | JAVA Developer's Journal

Private vs. Public Cloud Computing | JAVA Developer's Journal | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

As your company considers moving all or part of its IT operation to the cloud, a key decision is whether to rely on public cloud, private cloud, or a combination.

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A free, digital public library is coming - talk by Robert Darnton | Melville House Books

A free, digital public library is coming - talk by Robert Darnton | Melville House Books | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Nick Davies:

"At a talk at Columbia Law School on April 2, Harvard University librarian Robert Darnton promised that the Digital Public Library of America, a nonprofit effort to offer free access to millions of digitized books, would become a reality by this time next year.

 

Darnton, a cultural historian and author of The Great Cat Massacre, as well as several notable books about publishing history such as Revolution in Print: the Press in France 1775-1800, was giving a talk titled “Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books” as the featured speaker at the 25th Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture."

 


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Here comes the Open Web - Embrace it!

Here comes the Open Web - Embrace it! | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
At the core of the Open Web platform is a culture that favors openness and easy access to new technology...
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Non-lawyer Ownership of Law Firms: Nonstarter, or Start of a Global Trend? U.S. Considers Changes Afoot in U.K. and Australia - Law Blog - WSJ

Non-lawyer Ownership of Law Firms: Nonstarter, or Start of a Global Trend? U.S. Considers Changes Afoot in U.K. and Australia - Law Blog - WSJ | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Data on US District Courts Gives Inside View of Justice System

Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Data on US District Courts Gives Inside View of Justice System | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Using Wolfram|Alpha to compare data on the 94 district courts of the US federal court system reveals fascinating information about the justice system.
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Finding meaning in search

Finding meaning in search | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Search has been a mainstay of knowledge management since the discipline was first defined, but is not yet a perfect technology. Users want search to be simple and yet precise, a balance that can be difficult to attain. "The main issue is relevance," says Leslie Owens, an analyst at Forrester. "People may make the same general query, but don't all want the same information as output. It's hard for any technology to match up the users' information needs with all the possible results."

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Here comes the Open Web - Embrace it!

Here comes the Open Web - Embrace it! | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
At the core of the Open Web platform is a culture that favors openness and easy access to new technology...
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Big data has big implications for knowledge management

Big data has  big implications for knowledge management | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Two hundred terabytes would have been impossible to handle 10 years ago....
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