Tomorrow!—William Patry, Copyright Law as Storytelling

William Patry Copyright Law as Storytelling William F. Patry is Senior Copyright Counsel at Google, Inc. and the author of a 7-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law entitled Patry on Copyright. He earned his J.D. degree at the University of Houston and was admitted to the bar in Texas, the District of Columbia, and New York. Patry served as a copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s, and worked as a policy planning advisor to the United States Copyright Office, a part of the Library of Congress. He also held a post as Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law. In 2009 he published Moral Panics and the Copyright War, and resumed blogging in support of the book. May 7, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm Ripley Center, Quad, Lecture Hall, Room 3027 This event will be webcast live Live tweet the event! #LAMfutures —Liz O'Brien

Mark Your Calendars!

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer present another in a series of speakers to address the Institution on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world: William F. Patry Copyright Law as Storytelling February 12, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall, Room 3027 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, D.C. William F. Patry is Senior Copyright Counsel at Google, Inc. and the author of a 7-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law entitled Patry on Copyright. He got his J.D. degree at the University of Houston and was admitted to the bar in Texas, the District of Columbia, and New York. Patry served as a copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s, and worked as a policy planning advisor to the United States Copyright Office, a part of the Library of Congress. He also held a post as Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law. In 2009 he more »

Digital Sandbox: Feeds, Firefox and Fiscal Prudence

Inspiration:  Gary Price’s talk on Beyond 23 Things.  Price helps to put out http://www.resourceshelf.com  and http://www.docuticker.com I especially thought readability was interesting, as well as a wiki of library sites for mobile devices RSS feeds: One of the easiest ways to subscribe in Outlook is to find the RSS button (the orange one with waves)  and choose the Outlook option.  For more information, try typing RSS in the help bar at the top right of Outlook. Many sites, including this blog, have a twitter account that can act similar to an RSS feed.   Firefox plugins:   Under Tools, go to Add ons, and search.  Alternately, you can go to Firefox’s add-ons page to search for more. Some favorites are AnyColor to change the color of Firefox, Capture Fox to record my screen, Delicous.com, Echofon (a twitter client) and YammerFox (for Yammer.com), Zotero.org’s plugin, and Hyperwords. Hyperwords is an extension that will let you select text through the right-click, and do insane amounts of stuff to it,  such as search, reference, highlight, buy, share, translate, tag, and otherwise destroy the world.  If you do a Google search of something more »

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