This week’s 4cast:
1. Google Book Search: Been Pretty Busy
Google Book Search has rolled out some new features, including the ability for users to post clips from public domain works directly onto their websites, and My Library, which allows users to organize and tag their own collection of books online (a’la LibraryThing).
- My Library, Your Library (O’Reilly Radar)
- Build Your Virtual Library Online with Google Book Search (Lifehacker)
- Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites (TechCrunch)
- Google Book Search adds personal library (Superpatron)
2. Trickle-Down Internet
The Department of Justice has come down firmly against net neutrality, instead supporting a tiered Internet that would allow ISPs to prioritize the traffic of those who can afford it.
- DoJ argues against net neutrality in FCC filing, says “trust us” (Ars Technica)
- Statement from ALA President Loriene Roy on Net Neutrality (District Dispatch)
- Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office (TechCrunch)
- What Will Happen to Net Neutrality (LISNews)
3. Who Wants To Be America’s Next Top Librarian Blogger?
- number one, huh? (librarian.net)
- All About Blogging (Life as I Know It)
- What makes a blog successful? (Information Wants To Be Free)
- So this is where we stand (Libraryola)
4. You’re Annoying Her Right Now
Based purely on the amount of dust kicked up in the bibliogosphere, the most popular librarian blog of the moment has to be The Annoyed Librarian. She hates everything Library 2.0, cults and manifestos in general, and “twopointopians” in particular.