libraries, privacy

How to Throw a CryptoParty

I had the pleasure of presenting to a gathering of library-types at the wonderful Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference today. Time did not actually permit to throw an actual CryptoParty, which would have been ideal, but I’m still hoping I may have sparked a few folks to try one at their own library and start […]


Open Source Contribution Fund

A week or so ago my old friend and colleague Clint Lalonde posted his annual update on “Supporting What He Uses,” his annual effort to support financially some of the free and open sites and tools he benefits from. It’s something I thoroughly support and have done for years, with annual donations to Wikimedia, Creative […]


The Knight News Challenge

If you’re in the library world you likely already know about the Knight News Challenge. This year’s theme is “How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?” This post is mostly a prompt to urge all libraries to check out the full list of submissions which the foundation publishes openly on the site, and a […]