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Next - Blogit - HS.fi. Föreslås leda införandet av e-arkiv i staten. Statsrådets principbeslut om att förbättra tillgängligheten till och främja vidareutnyttjandet av digitalt material från den offentliga sektorn 3.3.2011. Ministeriö: Valtion virastojen jaettava tietojaan ilmaiseksi - HS.fi - Kulttuuri. Mickos and Eucalyptus lock arms with Red Hat. High performance access to file storage Marten Mickos – the former MySQL boss who now runs build-your-own-cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems – has hitched his new wagon to Red Hat.

Mickos and Eucalyptus lock arms with Red Hat

In more ways than one. Last month, Mickos and company announced a pact with Red Hat that will see Eucalyptus embrace the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) hypervisor as well as the Red Hat's deltacloud project, an open source effort to provide a common API for all "infrastructure clouds". Eucalyptus Systems is the commercial outfit that sprung up around the open source Eucalyptus platform, a means of building infrastructure clouds behind the corporate firewall. Tieto käyttöön. Tieto käyttöön. Tiekartta tutkimuksen sähköisten tietoaineistojen hyödyntämiseksi.

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Google, Content Farms and Repositories. In recent news, Google has altered its ranking algorithms to favour sites with original material rather than so-called content farms that simply redistribute material found on other sites.

Google, Content Farms and Repositories

Although users report satisfaction with improved results, this action has caused quite a furore with some genuine sites losing significant business as well. Opinions and ideas about European digitised heritage. FP7 : ICT : Projects : SCAPE : Scalable Preservation Environments. False Alarm: Google Circles Not Coming Now, And Probably Not Ever. After a report emerged this morning of a new social network focused on nuanced sharing called Google Circles, the company said it was not launching anything this week at the high-profile South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas.

False Alarm: Google Circles Not Coming Now, And Probably Not Ever

Twitter tells third-party devs to stop making Twitter client apps. In a statement issued today by Twitter on its official developer mailing list, the company informed third-party developers that they should no longer attempt to build conventional Twitter client applications.

Twitter tells third-party devs to stop making Twitter client apps

In a move to increase the "consistency" of the user experience, Twitter wants more control over how its service is presented to users in all contexts. The announcement is a major blow to the third-party application developers who played a key role in popularizing Twitter's service. More significantly, it demonstrates the vulnerability of building a business on top of a Web platform that is controlled by a single vendor. The situation highlights the importance of decentralization in building sustainable infrastructure for communication. The message was posted by Ryan Sarver, of Twitter's platform team. Twitter Tells Developers to Stop Building Twitter Clients. Now Friends With Charlie Sheen, Twitter Tells Its Nerdy Old Pals to Drop Dead Twitter's platform/API leader Ryan Sarver issued an official statement to the Twitter developer world today that's sure to send a shudder down the backs of many people building new ways to use the popular social network: if you were thinking about building a new Twitter client - don't.

Twitter Tells Developers to Stop Building Twitter Clients

"Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. Ditto: Jaiku Founder Leaves Google, Aims to Beat it With Structured Recommendations. En utvärdering av appen Ditto. Google Introduces One Pass, a Micropayment Service for Publishers. Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web. This morning, Facebook released its much-feared commenting solution.

Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web

The idea made big news earlier this year, despite the fact that Facebook has already offered a commenting solution for more than a year, but today the company has announced the feature officially. eBook Users’ Bill of Rights. Google judgement. Nature Publishing Group and Scientific Reports: getting serious about OA competition. Kudos to Nature Publishing Group on their announcement of their forthcoming open access publication Scientific Reports.

Nature Publishing Group and Scientific Reports: getting serious about OA competition

Priced at $1,350 US per accepted manuscript and using Creative Commons licensing shows that Nature is finally getting serious about competing in the open access arena. Also of significance is that Nature is providing ethical leadership in this area by contributing support to Creative Commons in the form of $20 per article, as well as supporting broader author's rights than many OA publications by offering two CC license options. This can be seen as a qualitative sign of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access, as it is clear that the commercial sector is seeing the growth and deciding that open access is where the market is likely to be going. Empty gestures? I wanted to blog about EBSCO's latest jerk move, but I utterly despair of explaining comprehensibly why it matters to anyone but librarians.

Empty gestures?

Suffice to say that in a market where journal Big Deals are in serious budget trouble, EBSCO is doing its level best to position its resources as uncancellable. Time will tell whether they succeed. So I'll blog about something else instead: the ARL's new language on author rights in library journal-subscription contracts. Kindle e-book piracy accelerates. Several months ago I set up a Google alert for my book, "Knife Music," to keep abreast of anything anybody was saying--good or bad--about the thing.

Kindle e-book piracy accelerates

Over the months I've received news of the occasional blog post and tweets, but more recently I popped open an alert to learn that my book was being pirated--both as a separate file and part of two larger Torrents called 2,500 Retail Quality Ebooks (iPod, iPad, Nook, Sony Reader) and 2,500 Retail Quality Ebooks for Kindle (MOBI). I had the strange reaction of being both dismayed and weirdly honored that someone had selected my book to strip free of its copy-protection (DRM) and include as part of a collection of "quality" e-books, many of which were from very good authors.

Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices. Posted by Abraham Murray, Product Manager, Google Books Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books.

Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices

Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale. Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Tablets Will Rock the Enterprise This Year. Deloitte made a prediction today that organizations will buy on the order of 10 million tablets this year. We see this as another sign of the transition to an enterprise that requires better device portability and accessibility to information that you can act upon no matter where you might be. According to Reuters, Deloitte said that the healthcare and retail sectors alone could purchase 5 million tablets this year. At Dreamforce late last year, we had breakfast one morning with the team from Appirio, a services company that helps companies integrate Salesforce.com into their enterprise environment. At the table sat an IT executive from a healthcare organization.

He talked about the transition to an enterprise running on Apple hardware. The IPO market may seem like a dim and distant picture for most entrepreneurs in the hardscrabble world of an early stage start-up. How about “making payroll” as a big strategic objective? Or maybe your objective is “get enough money to pay for hosting, coffee and Ramen”? Recording industry lobbyist appointed head of copyright for ... Maria Martin-Prat, who took a leave from her job at the European Commission to work as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Legal Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI -- thee international version of the RIAA, CRIA and BPI, though they're all basically the same companies), has returned to the EC to run its copyright unit.

Turning the page: The future of eBooks. This new study examines trends and developments in the eBooks and eReaders market in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, and discusses major challenges and key questions for the publishing industry worldwide. Heads they win, tales we lose: Discovery tools will never deliver on their promise. A couple of years ago, discovery tools landed on the scene promising technological and pedagogical advances beyond federated search’s wildest dreams.

Libraries naturally thought the evolution of these products would take place at least partially in library territory. Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer. Wikileaks on Pirate Bay: The Facts & Figures. Trends of 2010 and 2011. Digital History Roundup. Blog U.: Black Swans and Ed Tech in 2011 - Technology and Learning.