The LRC, including the library and the large classroom, will receive a substantial facelift over the next 5-6 weeks. The work began with demolition on Wednesday, June 13, to remove the fabric wall covering, which will be replaced in the information services area, the atrium, the rear wall of the reading room, and the group study rooms. Some areas will be repainted. Additionally, our restrooms will be refurbished. This work will be disruptive.
According to the Washington Post, Second Life, a popular online fantasy world, now has crime — and the law enforcement that is looking into the situations is the real thing. Police in Belgium and Germany are looking into crimes that have been committed by “avatars” or virtual characters. Go to the article for some interesting reading about how some virtual activities clearly violate the law, while others are being tested in the courts.
Google pays somebody to drive around America’s biggest cities in a black VW Beetle with a huge panoramic camera bolted to the roof. The result? Some bizarre sights. Check out the current top ten here, courtesy of the Times Online.
It was announced today that Big Ten Conference schools will digitize select collections in each of the university’s libraries — up to 10 million volumes — as part of Google Inc.’s book-scanning project.
The announcement said this partnership will speed up a digitization process that might have taken hundreds of years! To read more about the project, click here.