Published on Mar 28, 2013 Philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist Noam Chomsky discusses the roles of the state and the mass media, 25 years on from his essential work Manufacturing Consent. A prelude to Propaganda: Power and Persuasion - a major British Library exhibition lifting the lid on the ways governments across the planet have attempted to influence your thoughts for over 100 years ·
San Antonio's book-rich public libraries will be unaffected by the project. Bexar County, by contrast, never had a public library service. "I think we're at an advantage there," Ms Cole said. "They've never had a library with books - there's not even a bookstore here." The BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas, will offer 10,000 digital titles Judge Wolff has cited Apple founder Steve Jobs as inspiration for the BiblioTech. The New York Public Library is also increasingly lending e-books As well as offering digital books to 1.7m people, the $1.5m BiblioTech project has a big community education remit. It will partner with local schools and run digital literacy courses and will stay open late into the evenings. ·
Evgeny Morozov FAZ 24.07.2013: "...many Europeans are finally grasping, to their great dismay, that the word “cloud” in “cloud computing” is just a euphemism for “some dark bunker in Idaho or Utah.” Borges, had he lived long enough, would certainly choose a server rack – not a library – as the primary site for his surreal stories. A database larger than the world it is meant to represent: a Borges short story or a slide from an NSA PowerPoint? One can’t say for sure." "There’s no separate realm that gives rise to a new brand of “digital” power ·
Do you feel that women worldwide have a better chance than men of calling attention to these forms of injustice and making some changes for the good of people and the entire living world? Yes, I do. Because I think women have more empathy, typically speaking, than men, and this is demonstrated in everyday life by just looking around us. This is one of the reasons men have kept women away from decision-making in terms of things like war. Because they knew if enough women stood up and said, “I love my son, and I love her son, and I’m not going to watch them kill one another,” then war would end. Women would have that power, if they had a voice. So I think it’s really easy to see that part of the reason women have been kept so powerless for so long is because they are a danger in the eyes of the men who run the world. Women’s input and courage and wisdom, but mostly their empathy, endangers the world that the men of the ruling class have devised. ·
25 september, 2013 Är biblioteken vår tids dinosaurier? En gång imponerande mäktiga men nu på utdöende? Allt färre besöker våra bibliotek. Nedskärningar hotar. Nedmonteringen går i rasande takt, tycker en del. Inom hundra år kan dörren bakom den sista besökaren stängas för alltid. Kort sagt: är bibliotekens tid förbi? ·
Welcome to PhilSci-Archive, an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work. PhilSci-Archive invites submissions in all areas of philosophy of science, including general philosophy of science, philosophy of particular sciences (physics, biology, chemistry, psychology, etc.), feminist philosophy of science, socially relevant philosophy of science, history and philosophy of science and history of the philosophy of science. ·
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No apology for Wikipedia, either. For the vindication of Wikipedia as an academic source, Harvard University Library [a lead partner in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Project] has expanded Wikipedia’s works on books to over 60,000 [Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory, ShelfLife Collaborative, Librarycloud Demo]:
... two-way integration with Wikipedia,... is ... an example of how DPLA can weave itself into the knowledge ecosystem of the Web. If an item has a Wikipedia page, we let you see all the other items categorized with it at Wikipedia.
We're proud of this; it took considerable effort and ingenuity.
If the DPLA collection doesn't contain that work, we put the work's Wikipedia page on the shelf.
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