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+ - [Ponies!] Vatican to Digitize Prohibited Archives-> 2

Submitted by tiltowait
tiltowait (306189) writes "[in case you want to queue up something for tomorrow... :o] Hot on the heels of their successful iPhone app and drive-through confessional, the BBC News reports that the Vatican has announced plans to digitize their pornography collection and make it available online to paying subscribers. Given what the church has planned for the project's profits, here's hoping they learn lessons from the the New York Times paywall loopholes. Is anyone in on the Indulgentia beta?"
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Education

+ - [ponies] Libraries to Give Up Cataloging?

Submitted by Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk (306189) writes "Greetings from Baltimore, where the 13th National Conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries is drawing to a close. To coincide with the conference, some sweeping changes have been announced by none other than the Library of Congress regarding how they handing the cataloging of materials. Can te slashdottit system be used as a new pedagogy for authority control?"
Google

+ - Google Nerfs Bush's "Miserable Failure"

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tiltowait
tiltowait writes "from the smart-bomb dept. The New York Times reports on the requiem for everyone's favorite Google bomb:

Now a favored online tactic to mock the president — altering the Google search engine so the words "miserable failure" lead to President Bush's home page at the White House — has been neutralized.
It looks like they just pulled the results, since other link bombs still work. But is the de-listing of jewwatch and martinlutherking.org far behind?"
The Internet

+ - A Librarian's Guided Tour of Wikipedia

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tiltowait
tiltowait writes "With the potential rise of Citizendium and the continued media circus surrounding Wikipedia's foibles, it's a good time to review the current state of Wikimania and consider what these disruptive technologies mean for the future of "authoritative" information sources. If you've ever wanted for a general overview of Wikipedia or needed something to point to when asked, "Wikipedia? Isn't that just a bunch of lies?" then the 1-hour screencast titled "Why Wiki?" is for you. The online video is my perspective on the pros and cons of Wikipedia and how it stacks up to traditional publication formats.

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