YouTube Copyright Blowup

Here Comes Another Bubble by an a capella group called the Richter Scales is a recent viral video hit on YouTube.   The use of a photograph from photographer, Lane Hartwell, caused her to request a DCMA takedown of the video because they did not credit her with the use of one of her photographs.  This has set up a fascinating debate regarding Fair Use in blogs of various communities, including content creators and free information use advocates. 


Library 2.0 Speakers – Health Science oriented

This posting from MEDLIB compiles the repsonses to the question about who are good speakers to invite for a talk about Library 2.0 in a Health Science setting. Here are the results: 

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:40:58 -0600

From: “Janz, Marie” <Marie.Janz@MINISTRYHEALTH.ORG>

Subject: SUMMARY: Library 2.0 speakers

Hello All – here is the summary of recommended speakers. My most sincere THANK YOU to all who sent recommendations.

1. I’ve heard two very good speakers on Library 2.0, although they were not specifically about medical/health care libraries. Michael Stephens is LIS Faculty at Dominican University in suburban Chicago. Here’s his blog: We just had him last month at our Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference, and he was quite good.

Michael Porter from OCLC is very entertaining, but he might be more geared to public libraries. Here is his blog:, and the course I took from him:

2. Michael Stephens and Steven Cohen are the library 2.0 gurus. Also, the folks at the Ebling library in Madison might be willing to present. Their site is excellent.

3. David Rothman –

4. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned either of these presenters yet. I took the CE class “Geeks Bearing Gifts” at MLA this year. It was an excellent introduction to Web 2.0. The presenters (Dale Prince & Bryan Vogh) are very knowledgeable. They packed a lot of info into an 8 hr class, but they made it fun & easy to understand. This is the CE class info from NN/LM if you’re interested.

5. Brian Vogh from NN/NLM Region 3 or MLA? spoke at Midwest Chapter MLA on Library 2.0 in 2006.

6. I attended a Library 2.0 seminar in Columbus last summer. Two of the speakers I particularly enjoyed were Brian Mathews (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Chad Boeninger (Ohio University). Matthews is somewhat of an expert on social networking; his presentation style is very engaging! Boeninger has had extensive experience creating wikis for the OU libraries. Here is the complete speaker list from that seminar:

7. Sharon Dennis, who is the technology guru for the MidContinental region as is an excellent resource. She is knowledgeable and has presented several times at conferences I’ve attended.

8. Tom Liesegang did a thoughtful editorial in Ophthalmology on this topic; he also is a leader in consideration of open access issues.

Thank you – Marie =============================== Marie Janz, M.L.S. Learning Resource Manager Ministry Education and Development 900 Illinois Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481 Phone: 715-346-5090 Fax: 715-343-3246 email: