Monthly Archives: March 2008

BarCamp Orlando

It’s coming… Just kidding! I’m sure it’ll be great BarCamp Orlando, April 5-6, 2008

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Now blogging @ Florida Progressive Coalition

Florida Progressive Coalition is a group blog about politics in Florida from a progressive perspective. I recently started blogging there. My posts so far: Florida fails the working poor Progressive messaging from… the Chamber? To follow my future posts, grab … Continue reading

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Gov. Crist proclaims Library Appreciation Month

… WHEREAS, the expansion of electronic networks linking libraries and their resources gives users easier access to information; …

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Document Freedom Day, today

Today is Document Freedom Day. I have a packet of flyers to distribute, as well as stickers and T-shirts for supporters — plus a flag to fly (literally). This evening, I’ll go to locations around Orlando to distribute the flyers. … Continue reading

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CopyNight Orlando, March 25; plus Document Freedom Day, 3/26

The February meeting of CopyNight Orlando will be Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pm at Stardust Video & Coffee (1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando). This month is an open topic: whatever participants want to discuss. Learn more at copynight.org … Continue reading

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Great campaign on privacy and surveillance

The ACLU has a great message for its campaign on privacy and surveillance. I think it captures the way a lot of us feel about recent trends, and expresses the big-picture consequences.

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Re-discovering Florida’s literary legacy — or not

Out of curiosity, I went Googling for literary magazines published at my alma mater, the University of Florida. What I found: Subtropics, published by the English department, in print since 2006. In current publication. A few items from the current … Continue reading

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Lancet editorial highlights 2 aspects of OA

An editorial in this week’s Lancet (free registration required, or see the excerpt at Open Access News) highlights two interesting aspects of open access. First, though, some quibbles: The editorial claims that open archiving hasn’t been very successful (specifically: “open … Continue reading

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