14.0249 noisy libraries

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Date: 09/20/00

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 249.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 07:20:09 +0100
             From: "Norman D. Hinton" <hinton@springnet1.com>
             Subject: Re: 14.0231 UNC "Public Library of the Internet"
    Oh, wonderful, a noisy library.  I'm glad it's not in my town.
      >     The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's MetaLab, one
      >     of the busiest digital libraries on the Internet, on Monday
      >     received a $4-million gift and a new name, ibiblio.org. Its
      >     benefactor says the gift will help the site develop its unique
      >     character as "the public library of the Internet."
      >     During the next six to eight months, Mr. Jones says he expects
      >     to introduce user-based rankings and ratings of ibiblio
      >     library materials, adopting some of the methods and
      >     open-source software used by slashdot.org, another popular
      >     Internet site. "We want it to be Jacksonian, noisy, and
      >     participatory," he says.

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