Archive for the ‘Digital media’ Category

For another view on the influence of Google in the sphere of digital media,  check out this comment by Lynley Hood on the impact of the Google Book Settlement on New Zealand taonga and intellectual property. This comment was posted on Beattie’s Book Blog on the 18th of August, and it’s worth reading the comments underneath the blog to get a sense of the debate in New Zealand over this Google enterprise.

 Although we live in a global village in terms of accessibility to digtitised media, it seems that the rights of New Zealanders over their intellectual property are harder to enforce away from our shores. My take on this is that the New Zealand Government should make every effort to protect our taonga and the intellectual property of New Zealanders in the world marketplace.

What do you think?


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Here is the first part of a talk by David Rumsey about  the transformation of his library of historical maps into digital format. This is a great example of someone tapping into the huge potential of digital media.

It is exciting to see Rumsey’s engagement with Second Life. Here in New Zealand there are a number of initiatives to use Second Life in tertiary education, and I think there is a great (as yet largely untapped) opportunity for libraries to participate in Second Life learning projects as well.

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