Sunday, August 30, 2009

Amazon, Yahoo & Microsoft Teaming Up Against Google

Not sure how I missed this (it was published 8/21), but these "tech giants" are teaming up with the non-profit Internet Archive's Open Book Alliance to stop Google from monopolizing the online book market. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating whether Google's digitization project violates anti-trust laws. In addition, privacy advocates (including the American Library Association) are concerned that users' privacy might be negatively affected. Wow. So many issues:

Read the BBC article that explains all it all here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Burnham Plan 100

It's the centennial of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago. Check out the fantastic website that commemorates it.

Burnham Plan Centennial

Friday, August 7, 2009

GBS Information Literacy Game is here

I finally finished adapting the game. I'm looking forward to using it with the Freshmen when the term starts (just a few weeks away).

Many thanks to John Casey for his help with some troublesome technical issues.

Also, a big thank-you to Scott Rice (one of the co-creators of the original Information Literacy Game) for taking the time to look at our game and write a script that makes the T/F questions look much cleaner (totally unsolicited--how kind was that?).

Here it is, if you want to give it a go:
GBS Information Literacy Game

Important note: It works *way* better in Firefox. Don't know why....