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Call for papers (Intellectual Property conference)

Call for papers: Conference on Intellectual Property, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY April 30-May 1, 2010; (cfp deadline: Feb. 5, 2010) Iona College announces the Second Conference on Intellectual Property to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, April 30 – May 1, 2010. The keynote address will be presented by James Boyle.* In our second year, the Conference on Intellectual Property will ...

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Library funding & Technology survey

The ALA and the Center for Library & Information Innovation (UMD) have extended the deadline for the 2009-2010 Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey (www.plinternetsurvey.org ( http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/ )) one week. The online survey will remain open until Friday, November 13. At least 60% of libraries in each state must respond in order to provide state-level analysis in all 50 states (http://tinyurl.com/y8hbdjf), in addition to ...

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Google buys recaptcha — captcha spam filtering software

Very interesting. This morning, the Official Google Blog announced that the search giant has acquired reCAPTCHA. The company provides a service that combines two things that Google would be very interested in: it verifies that information provided to a server has been entered by a human and, in the process, helps identify difficult-to-decipher text from book digitization projects. As such, it’s a natural fit for ...

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Evergreen Documentation Group needs your help!

For those interested in Evergreen or opensource library projects…. The Evergreen Documentation Interest Group needs your input to help prioritize its activities for the next few months. Please share the following survey link widely. We are casting a wide net — we want input from as many roles as possible, from project coordinators to people working the front lines in libraries, and whether you are ...

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SouthEast LinuxFest

SouthEast LinuxFest is in Clemson, SC on Saturday, June 13th. Free IT Athens will have a table in the exhibit hall alongside many other organizations such as Red Hat, Open Street Map, and various user groups. There is also a great selection of talks scheduled for throughout the day. One of our founders, Semmy Purewal, ispresenting a session about "Building Community-based Technology Centersw/ FOSS". For ...

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