Ideas are important
September 21, 2011 Leave a comment
In the Chronicle this week there is an interesting article on the control of the WWW by repressive regimens and organisations. What would we do maintain our independence? Well it looks like it could be Project Byzantium – have a read and tell me what you think. Is this just paranoia or is there a case to answer?
For many lecturers (and students) life in Higher Education carries on as it always has, with just a few nutcases trying to use modern technologies in the classroom. Well here is a new book that might change people’s minds, “The Digital Scholar”. Thanks to @AJCann and @gconole for the information about this book. At under £18.00 I think it could prove a useful addition to the library.
Well it looks as if Amazon is moving the goal posts again. They just recently provided lending rights from their website in America and now 11,000 US Libraries are going to receive the same benefits. Come on UK why are we lagging behind? I love the idea of loads of people sharing their ideas about the books they have read.