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Temporary free online access to books Adam Hodgkin, Exact Editions for Book Publishers, ExactEditions blog, September 22, 2007.  Excerpt: ...We [at Exact Editions] have for some weeks been testing how Exact Editions works as a promotional service to book publishers and the first customisation is now in the open for Berkshire Publishing.... Berkshire Publishing is a young and highly innovative publisher of academic and general reference titles (Berkshire MA not UK). They have produced a list of outstanding and ambitious multi-volume reference works in the last decade. We are pleased to be helping promote these great resources in a web environment. The entire books are available and searchable for a limited period through this promotional service. A typically bold move from Berkshire's CEO, Karen Christensen. Her decision makes me wonder why publishers do not as a matter of course make their new titles available for free for a limited period through the web? Surely there is no better way of promoting a title? Op [From: Open Access News, September 23, 2007] 286014

Free networking service for life scientists The PrometeoNetwork is a "free, online, global network of doctors and researchers in life sciences".  Launched in January 2007, its members can already reach more than 4,000 colleagues.  From the site: Aims: To build a trusted and solid community where Researchers and Physicians benefit from networking, sharing knowledge and promoting scientific collaborations. To promote the formation of subgroups based on scientific topics or nationality, to enhance benefits of our Members. To give visibility to our Members' work by publishing it in our website news and/or through Press Agencies. To make the latest scientific news available to our members on our website and through our partner-site, Within3. To organize fund-raising events to give grants and  scholarships for research projects or training of researchers in Life Sciences. To facilitate participation of our Members to conferences, supporting them financially, when possible. To make in [From: Open Access News, September 23, 2007] 286012

Ringing an OA subtotal for OneWebDay Gavin Baker, Sixteen and counting: sharing science on the Web, This place is pretty ugly, September 22, 2007.  Excerpt: ...[T]oday – OneWebDay – seems an opportune moment to consider where we are going. What, then, became of the Web’s original goal: to enable scientists to share information? First, the good news. A vibrant and growing movement has developed to lobby and labor for the cause of access to scientific information – not only for other scientists, but for everyone. An impressive array of thinkers and civic leaders have collaborated to build remarkable software, Web sites, journals, organizations, and legal code. The models they have constructed are more equitable, more sustainable, and more effective at promoting human development. With open access, the cost of scholarly communication is no longer a royalty, but an investment. The result is the ability to do better science, more quickly, for less cost. The members of the open [From: Open Access News, September 23, 2007] 286008

Searching for the Perfect Fried Clam I am a big fan of fried clams. As the New York Times said in In a ’64 T-Bird, Chasing a Date With a Clam, fried clams are to the Northeast what BBQ is to the south. The best stuff... [From: Portals and KM, September 23, 2007] 285988

Early Autumn I spent time with the baby in the garden this afternoon, and we both had fun. [From: ongoing, September 23, 2007] 285987

Mistakes Made on Kodak's Road to Innovation When Eastman Kodak vowed in 2000 to become a leader in digital cameras, the idea seemed ludicrous. The old-line Rochester, N.Y., company had film and print all through its DNA. Yet by 2005, Kodak ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in digital camera sales. Its digital sales surged 40 percent, to $5.7 billion, even as its film-based businesses fell 18 percent. The key: product innovation, something Kodak knew how to do oh-so-well. [From: E-Commerce Times, September 23, 2007] 285986

Lots of great ideas and discussions around social graphs, Google’s plans and open platforms Man oh Man - I’m like a kid in a candy shop. Where do I start? Fred Wilson aptly points out that one’s social graph is everywhere - in Twitter, in your blogroll or MyBloglog - and especially in your email contacts list. Hopefully Fred knows that my open letter to Zuckerberg was just [...] [From: Marc's Voice, September 23, 2007] 285985

Heading to London - luvs Making a New World - Doc Searls Great welcome blog post - Chris Alden danah and I are on a panel together in Amsterdam - PICNIC I guess we’d better make sure that Broadband Mechanics is not a “me too” company - anybody who really knows me should know that’s not an issue Me too - I want the [...] [From: Marc's Voice, September 23, 2007] 285984

Russian Perl Workshop on October 26, 2007 in Moscow The Russian Perl Workshop 2007, "Perl Today", will be held in Moscow on October 26, 2007. The specific location hasn't been decided yet, but the program is taking shape. It's a no-cost hands-on teaching workshop for up to 100 participants... [From: Perl Buzz, September 23, 2007] 285953

Today is OneWebDay Most of my Saturday is an offline day, but there needed to be one blog post because today is a special day, OneWebDay. "OneWebDay The Web is worth celebrating. OneWebDay is one day a year when we all - everyone around the physical globe - can celebrate the Web and what it means to us as individuals, organizations, and communities. As with Earth Day - an inspiration and model for OneWebDay - it’s up to the celebrants to decide how to celebrate. We encourage all celebrations! Collaboration, connection, creativity, freedom. By the end of the day, the Web should be just a little bit better than it was before, and we’ll be able to see our connection to it more clearly. OneWebDay is September 22 every year, starting in 2006."Connection between people is one of the key ingredients in my life that has been dramatically changed by the web. My world has expanded and become global through these dancing electrons. But it has also touched my family. Last week one of my blogging friends, Denise [From: Full Circle Online Interaction Blog, September 22, 2007] 285923

The Shifted Librarian Is On A Brand New Server! If you can read this, the move to the new server is complete! No Tags [From: The Shifted Librarian, September 22, 2007] 285922

k5 is alive We've been saying k5 was dead for so long that it's part of the gestalt, our funny little local Weltanschauung.   It's dead, we know it's dead, and we all say it's dead.  It's a fucking meme, man. But, for some reason, we're still here. [From: kuro5hin.org, September 22, 2007] 285921

Shedding blood for liberty A brawl has erupted over a statement in the stump speech of our favorite Republican candidate Fred Thompson, who asserts that the US has “shed more blood for other people’s liberty than any other combination of nations in the history of the world” As the WaPo points out, our Russian allies lost millions in WWII [...] [From: Crooked Timber, September 22, 2007] 285920

Future of Ads Matrix In light of Google's launch of Ad Widgets, Kevin Kelly riffs on my 2004 Cost Per Influence, Sell Side Advertising and transitive advertising concepts, and then discovers this new corner. Perhaps the future is automagically subliminal? Future of Ads Matrix... [From: Ross Mayfield's Weblog, September 22, 2007] 285865

On the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons Slashdot has an entry about a lawsuit filed this week by parents of a Texas minor whose photograph was used by Virgin Australia in an advertising campaign. The photograph was taken by an adult. He posted it to Flickr under a CC-Attribution license. The parents of the minor are complaining that Virgin violated their daughter's right to privacy (by using a photograph of her for commercial purposes without her or her parents permission). The photographer is also a plaintiff. He is complaining that Creative Commons failed "to adequately educate and warn him ... of the meaning of commercial use and the ramifications and effects of entering into a license allowing such use." (Count V of the complaint). The comments on the Slashdot thread are very balanced and largely accurate. (The story itself is a bit misleading, as the photographer also complains that Virgin did not give him attribution, thereby violating the CC license). As comment after comment rightly notes, CC licenses have not (yet [From: Lessig Blog, September 22, 2007] 285792

Berkman on the Future of the Net - Happy One Web Day! Here's the video of Tuesday's Berkman lunch featuring four fellows giving five minute talks on the future of the Net, followed by a lively group discussion. It's all part of the global One Web Day celebrations of the Web and its value and its values. [Tags: one_web_day -berkman]... [From: Joho the Blog, September 22, 2007] 285800

Saving Search Results in Google Maps Google Maps does a pretty good job at ranking search results, but sometimes you want to save some of the results and review them later. You may want to compare them or to share a list of the most interesting places with someone else.An easy way to save only some of the search results is to use Google My Maps. When you click on a result, a tooltip shows more information about the place and lets you save it to My Maps. You'll have to create a new map and add the results you like. Each result will become a blue placemark on the map. When you save a search result, the title and the description are pre-filled, but you can change them and add notes. You can switch between "Search Results" and "My Maps", enter a new query or go to the next page of search results.When you're finished, click on "Clear search results" and make sure all the placemarks are visible. The personalized map can be printed, sent by email or embedded into a web page. It's also accessible in the My Maps tab and you can al [From: Google Operating System, September 22, 2007] 285795

The Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons Larry just posted about the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative CommonsLessigOn the Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons Slashdot has an entry about a lawsuit filed this week by parents of a Texas minor whose photograph was used by Virgin Australia in an advertising campaign. The photograph was taken by an adult. He posted it to Flickr under a CC-Attribution license. The parents of the minor are complaining that Virgin violated their daughter’s right to privacy (by using a photograph of her for commercial purposes without her or her parents permission). The photographer is also a plaintiff. He is complaining that Creative Commons failed “to adequately educate and warn him … of the meaning of commercial use and the ramifications and effects of entering into a license allowing such use.” (Count V of the complaint).Please read the rest of his post. This is a very good example of the complexities of copyright and other rights and the necessity of e [From: Joi Ito's Web, September 22, 2007] 285791

The Shifted Librarian Is Moving To A New Server! Today, Saturday September 22nd we’re moving! You might notice some down time, but not much! No Tags [From: The Shifted Librarian, September 22, 2007] 285790

links for 2007-09-22 Around the Corner v2 - MGuhlin.net - Around the Corner v2 - MGuhlin.net “Keeping a journal was a joke for me, even though I knew that every “good” writer kept one. It wasn’t until I started blogging–with the real audience that’s reading–that I understood the power of blogging everything.” (tags: writing processes blogging) Student Media: I won’t be [...] [From: contentious.com, September 22, 2007] 285789