Pakistan drops off the edge of the world

Faulty cable crashes Pakistan Internet, from Reuters An undersea cable carrying data between Pakistan and the outside world has developed a serious fault, virtually crippling data feeds, including the Internet, telecommunications officials said Tuesday. That’s got to be a first: an entire country dropping off the net. Can you imagine if this happened in the US? I shudder to think.

Ask a Librarian in Open WorldCat

Thanks, Dave, for pointing this out: OCLC launches ‘Ask a Librarian’ pilot in Open WorldCat OCLC has implemented a pilot project within the Open WorldCat program that allows Web searchers to submit questions to librarians through online reference services of OCLC member libraries. … Once a searcher enters a postal code or other geographic identifier and receives Open WorldCat results listing nearby libraries that hold the item they’re looking for,.. Read More