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Education

Submission + - [ponies] Libraries to Give Up Cataloging?

Sparrowhawk 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

Submission + - Google Nerfs Bush's "Miserable Failure"

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

Submission + - A Librarian's Guided Tour of Wikipedia

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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