The future of the Internet – should it be stopped?

The network of networks has come a long way since its beginnings. Last week, the Economist wrote about "A virtual counter-revolution". From being a "great unifier of people, companies and online networks", the Internet is now developing in a slightly different direction: Fifteen years after its first manifestation as a global, unifying network, it has entered … Continue reading The future of the Internet – should it be stopped?

Digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress

  Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online   Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), the world's largest library. (See full article) … Continue reading Digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress

10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 2

Day two at the The 10th International "Law via the Internet" Conference, started with a Keynote Address by Graham Greenleaf, Co-Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). Greenleaf outlined eight strategies that can support the aims of the Free Access to Law Movement which include maximizing free access, assisting local organisations and an implied … Continue reading 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 2

10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 1

The 10th International "Law via the Internet" Conference, was held in Durban, South Africa, 26 - 27 November 2009, hosted by Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) The Law via the Internet Conference is an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement. The principles of the Free … Continue reading 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 1

Seminar on Life after Facebook, Metamatrix, Stockholm, 2009-11-19

I listened to the seminar Livet efter Facebook, som vi ser det (Life after Facebook, as we see it) at Metamatrix today. Pär Lannerö talked about new trends on the web including real-time-web (information is flowing constantly), transparency (openness and sharing of information), filtering, web presence and social objects (discussions can emerge on small things, … Continue reading Seminar on Life after Facebook, Metamatrix, Stockholm, 2009-11-19