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What To Do With ISO 2709:2008?

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My employer recently became a member of NISO and I was made the primary representative. This is my first formal interaction with the standards organization...

Using Twitter For Service Outage Awareness

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Emily Clasper of the Suffolk County Library posted about some work she had done to embed status messages in the catalog using Twitter. This sounded like a r...

RDA-as-Service Only

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At the ALA Annual Conference exhibit floor I got my first chance to see the RDA Toolkit. RDA is "Resource Description and Access" -- the new standard for bi...

Bandwidth of Large Airplanes

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Back in the early days of this blog, I had a post on Buzzwords Galore and Bandwidth that May Rival Your Station Wagon. The topic was a "hybrid optical and p...

Mash-Up Request for Submissions

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I'm working with some colleagues at the Library of Congress on the on the description of complex analog and digital resources. In that research, we want to ...

Split Routing with OpenVPN

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My place of work has installed a VPN that moderates our access to the server network using the OpenVPN protocol. This is a good thing, but in its default co...

Why I Digitally Sign My E-Mail

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Most e-mail messages I send are digitally signed using a process called "Pretty Good Privacy", or PGP. In e-mail applications that don't understand PGP, thi...

A New Year, a New PGP Key

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It is the start of a new year ((Some have even said it is the start of a new decade, but of course that isn't true. We won't start a new decade until 2011, ...

OLE Project Design Phase Final Report

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There is an announcement on the OLE Project site that links to the final report as submitted to the Mellon Foundation. This version of the report has minor ...

Index Data on Z39.50 for Dummies

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Earlier this year, Index Data started a new blog. I wanted to call out a series of posts (parts one and two) their newly started blog called Z39.50 for Dum...

Tweaking the New FriendFeed Interface

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FriendFeed went live yesterday with changes to the user interface and back-end systems. The changes were moderately positive, taken as a whole, but there ar...

Advances in OpenSearch Definitions

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[caption id="osul-opensearch" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Screenshot of adding the OSU Libraries Catalog Search"][/caption] Earlier this month, O...

Beyond Federated Search Redux

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It started with a post by Carl Grant on the Federated Search Blog: Beyond Federated Search – Winning the Battle and Losing the War?. I bookmarked thi...

Zotero Library to RSS Feed

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Note! A new feature on the Zotero website does away with the need to use this Yahoo! Pipe. RSS feeds are now generated by the Zotero website itself. Read ...

XML Tower of Structural Metadata

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Jerome McDonough of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented a paper this summer ...

Test Driving Lumifi

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Earlier this week, Lumifi Inc. announced a new version of their research platform "to better serve students, professionals and others in dealing with informa...

Thumbgrabber: a metadata augmentation tool

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In reading a background paper for the American Social History Online portal, I was reacquainted with a paper by Muriel Foulonneau, Thomas Habing and Tim Cole...

Preserving Digital Video

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My place of work is looking to acquire educational videos in a digital form with an eye towards long-term preservation. At this point we receive a physical ...

Is JPEG Good Enough for Archival Masters?

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On the ImageLib mailing list, Rob Lancefield (Manager of Museum Information Services for Wesleyan University) posted a link to the Universal Photographic Dig...

What’s the Deal with NCIP?

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What's the deal with NCIP? For those that don't know, NCIP is the NISO protocol that attempts to "define the various transactions needed to support circulat...

Gentoo Abandons WordPress in Portage

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I don't think this has been widely announced, but while waiting for an update to Gentoo's portage entry for WordPress to cover the latest security and bug fi...

Solr-ized MARC Record Catalog

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Rob Casson of Miami University announced this weekend the beta availability of their video catalog. In a subsequent posting, Rob describes the user interfac...

OAI-ORE Thoughts on Compound Documents

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The Technical Committee and Liaison Group of the OAI Object Reuse and Exchange effort met last week in New York City to hammer out face-to-face some of the l...

“iTunes U” for Libraries?

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A recent posting in the Chronicle of Higher Education "Wired Campus" section describes the new iTunes U portal, "a spot on the site that will collect college...

2007 Web Design Survey

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Friend and former colleague Eric Meyer writes about the 2007 Web Design Survey (first annual) on his blog. It is an effort to "increase knowledge of web des...

Can You Hear Me Now? DLTJ as a Podcast

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Update 19-Jan-2011: I've decommissioned this service. Talkr seems to be unavailable, and I haven't had time to find a replacement. If reading the thoughts o...

Killing Off Runaway Apache Processes

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Well, something is still going wrong on dltj.org — despite previous performance tuning efforts, I'm still running into cases where machine performance ...

WordPress/MySQL Tuning

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dltj.org runs on a relatively tiny box — a Pentium III with 512MB of RAM. I'm running a Gentoo Linux distribution, so I actually have a prayer of gett...

Working With the Web Architecture

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As you may have noticed, the web has evolved a set of common principles that are a mix of ratified standards and ad hoc practices. The notion of a Web Archi...

Picking a Java Web Application Framework

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We're beginning a new phase of our digital library development at OhioLINK and an oversimplification of one of the consequences of this new phase is that we ...

Google Custom Search for Planet Code4Lib

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I wanted to mess around with Google's new Custom Search Engine feature and in casting about for a list of URLs to feed it I thought I'd try the list of blogs...

Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

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This post is the second in a series about the application of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) system design pattern to library services. The first po...

Script for Testing HTTP Referer Headers

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I’ve just had the third occasion where in support of a user I suspect that user has a piece of software which is blocking or modifying the HTTP “referrer” he...

Representing Collections In FEDORA

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One of the DRC developers had a question recently that sparked a discussion about what to do with collections of objects. In order to answer the question of...

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Meeting

My ALA Anaheim 2012 Schedule

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It is that time of year again where representatives from the library profession all gather for the annual Annual Library Association meeting. This year it i...

My ALA Midwinter 2012 Schedule

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The snow is falling here in central Ohio, so I'm eager to leave here and head to warm Dallas for ALA Midwinter 2012. I'm looking forward to catching up with...

Options in Storage for Digital Preservation

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A last-minute change to my plans for ALA Midwinter came on Tuesday when I was sought out to fill in for a speaker than canceled at the ALCTS Digital Preserva...

My ALA Midwinter 2011 Schedule

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The end-of-year holidays are behind us and (in the northern parts of the northern hemisphere) the cold days of winter in front of us. What better time to ba...

New Directions for Discovering Information

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2009 meeting of the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) on OhioLINK's plans for a new discovery layer. I...

Unconference Experiment at ALA Annual 2009

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The latest edition of American Libraries Direct published today has a story about an unconference that precedes the ALA Annual conference in Chicago this Jul...

LITA Announces an Unconference for May 2009

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Earlier this week, LITA announced its unconference event: LITACamp. The meeting is scheduled for May 7-8, 2009 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio...

A Successful BarCampOhio/LibraryCampOhio

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I'm pleased to be able to report a successful running of a BarCamp here earlier this week. Billed as BarCampOhio/LibraryCampOhio -- a mixture of .com and li...

Video Tour of OPAC Discovery Layer Tools

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In March, I gave a presentation at the NISO forum on Next Generation Discovery Tools: New Tools, Aging Standards. For those that were there, you may remembe...

ALA Annual Goes Social

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The American Library Association annual conference is getting more social each year, and as a long-time member of ALA and often a critic of the, well, un-tog...

Schedule for ALA Annual 2008

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Here is my planned schedule for ALA Annual in Anaheim. Reality, of course, may be different. If anyone is interested in talking about electronic textbooks,...

10 Great Reasons to Attend ODCE 2008

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Still deciding whether to attend the Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2008 Conference – The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology? Here a...

Google Map of ALA Midwinter Hotels

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Here is a map of official conference hotels and a link to download the KML file into Google Earth. ALA Midwinter 2008 Hotel KML Location file I'm somewhat di...

ODCE 2008 Call-For-Proposals

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Where can faculty, administrators, librarians and technology gurus all meet to discuss learning, libraries, technology and the convergence of these activitie...

NPR’s Headquarters

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NPR's Headquarters, looking east Side view of the triangular building, looking from Mt. Vernon Square. The DC Convention Center is just to the north of ...

Notes from the LITA Standards IG meeting

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[Aside: I'm not quite sure what the procedure is for posting on LITAblog.org. This report was posted there last night to appear at something like http://ww...

Creating Participatory Digital Libraries

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"Participatory Digital Libraries" is the name of a talk Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio.org, gave this morning at OCLC's Kilgour Auditorium. Known as "The P...

ODCE Conference Proposals Due in 10 Days

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Proposals for the Ohio Digital Commons for Education 2007 Conference — The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology — are due on Friday,...

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Thursday Threads

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Policy

Stop SOPA and Protect-IP

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This blog will be present first-time users with a warning page on January 18, 2012 -- the day that many internet sites are using to protest the Stop Online P...

Google Book Search Settlement Rejected

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[caption id="attachment_2743" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Wordle of the Opinion Rejecting the Google Book Search Settlement Agreement"][/caption]...

The Internet Comes of Age

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Just as it turns 40, the internet comes of age. One day before of the anniversary of the first two computers connected together by a prototype network in 1...

OCLC Review Board’s Blog

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There is a new page in the Record Use Policy area on the OCLC website with an invitation from Jennifer Younger, chair of the Review Board, inviting members o...

Members of the OCLC Review Board Announced

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OCLC announced late yesterday the members of the review board. In addition, they announced the establishment of an e-mail address for communicating with the...

Consideration of OCLC Records Use Policy

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At ALA Midwinter, ALCTS sponsored a panel discussion about sharing library-created data inside and outside the library community, with a particular focus on ...

Updates on the EndNote/Zotero Lawsuit

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This is a brief update on the EndNote/Zotero lawsuit. The story thus far: The Thomson Scientific division of Reuters, maintainer of the EndNote software, i...

Passing on ResearcherID

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This morning I got an invitation to join ResearcherID, a new author profile service from Thomson Scientific. The service sounds nice enough -- who doesn't w...

Offering Premium Resources

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I love my local public library system, the Columbus Metropolitan Library. I'm a big fan of its helpful staff, plentiful collections, and convenient delivery...

Survey on Library Automation Trends

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Marshall Breeding, editor of Library Technology Guides homepage, is conducting a survey on the trends in library automation. He describes the survey in a we...

Aligning Clashing Values

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This started out as a comment to a posting by Chris Coppola, president and co-founder of rSmart Group. The comment got longer and threaded with yesterday's ...

What Is BioMed Central?

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My posting on Friday about the clashing values of academic institutions and businesses prompted a comment from Bill Hooker about linking to his blog posting ...

Survey on Library Professional Perceptions

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Jenny Emanuel, Electronic Services Librarian at University of Central Missouri, posted an invitation to complete a survey on how library professionals think ...

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Meta Category

DLTJ in another #NEWWWYEAR

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Well, we have reached the end of another arbitrary orbit around our small unregarded yellow sun1, and this primitive ape-descended life form2 is looking back...

DLTJ in a #NEWWWYEAR

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I came across Jen Simmon's call for a #newwwyear by way of Eric Meyer: Ok, here’s the deal. Tweet your personal website plan with the hashtag #newwwye...

Defending Net Neutrality. Again.

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I'm bringing this blog out of dormancy to add my voice to the chorus of people defending net neutrality. It isn't the first time; we've been here before whe...

What You’ll Find in My Twitter Stream

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Earlier this month I found myself apologizing for some errant tweets that ended up in my Twitter stream ((The problem turned out to be a forgotten automatic ...

Kids Birthday Parties in Libraries?

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Do public libraries host birthday parties for children as part of their programming? I was with my son at a party for one of his friends a local bouncy infl...

Setting Aside Time for Writing

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It is time for New Year's Resolutions, and the new habit I aim to pick up is setting aside some serious, concentrated chunks of time for writing each day. I...

In Opposition to the PROTECT IP Act (Also)

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Earlier this month there was an amazing groundswell of opposition to SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. I participated in a 1-day anticensorship campaign d...

My O’Reilly Wish List

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O'Reilly Media -- my favorite technology publisher -- is offering a contest in which they are giving away $500 worth of books from their catalog. To enter, ...

DLTJ In a State of Flux

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DLTJ is in a bit of flux now. After updating some underlying packages on my 9-year-old Gentoo-based personal server, I'm finding that I can't start the web ...

Attempting to Run Comments without reCAPTCHA

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I'm trying an experiment over the next couple days/weeks. I'm turning off the reCAPTCHA requirement for blog commenters (the figure-out-these-words-and-type...

“Mash-Up” Term is Over 150 Years Old!

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Ron Murray, a colleague at the Library of Congress (and no known relation to me), sent me a note about the history of the term "mash-up" in the Oxford Englis...

Creative Blog Spam

less than 1 minute read

I have to give the creator of the blog spam below points for trying. This is what I found in my WordPress spam queue this morning, embedded here as an image...

Why I Need Twitter Distillation Tools

4 minute read

The following may not be news to those who regularly hang out in Twitter-land, but the extent of the problem recently became clear to me: there is a bunch o...

OhioLINK Has Moved!

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My place of work has moved to office space in downtown Columbus. If you have saved contact information for me, please update it. Those connected to me via ...

Some Navel-Gazing: A Meta-Post about DLTJ

4 minute read

I usually don't post about the act of blogging itself (I wonder how many middle-aged blogs have a similar post), but the confluence of a couple of things cau...

Consolidating Travel Details with TripIt

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I'm sitting in the Denver airport (and quite pleased to have remembered my note to myself about tunneling through ad-laden interception proxy) with lots to t...

Central Ohio E-Waste Drop-off Locations

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As part of our winter holiday activities, our family has been busily clearing out the basement to set up a play area for the kids. In doing so, we created a...

The Jester Joins Twitter

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It was only a few months ago that I was teasing Dan Chudnov for joining Twitter. Now I've gone and done it myself. I don't expect to be using it much, but ...

DLTJ Updated to WordPress 2.5

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Unlike previous upgrades, this left some functionality broken -- notably some of the links in the second block under the "about" heading to the left (if you ...

DLTJ the Target of Real Dead-Tree Junk Mail

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Dorothea Salo started a conversation late last year that was picked up by Walt Crawford and others about receiving unsolicited "PR spam" with the expectation...

DLTJ Updated, Readers Yawn

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At least I hope that is the correct headline. I've been having some problems with this installation of WordPress lately -- in particular, I could no longer ...

Pointless E-mail Disclaimers

10 minute read

I’ve been collecting disclaimers that appear on the bottom of e-mail messages in a draft post on DLTJ for about a year now – every time I’d get a new one wit...

DLTJ now Running on WordPress 2.3

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Last night DLTJ was upgraded to WordPress 2.3. As far as I can tell, everything is working okay, but please let me know in the comments or the comment form ...

DLTJ Now Uses reCAPTCHA

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DLTJ now uses reCAPTCHA on comment forms. reCAPTCHA is an enhanced version of CAPTCHA (an acronym for "completely automated public Turing test to tell compu...

DLTJ Now Running on Wordpress 2.1

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DLTJ was upgraded to Wordpress 2.1 tonight. Everything looks good so far; please let me know if you disagree...

Can You Hear Me Now? DLTJ as a Podcast

2 minute read

Update 19-Jan-2011: I've decommissioned this service. Talkr seems to be unavailable, and I haven't had time to find a replacement. If reading the thoughts o...

Killing Off Runaway Apache Processes

2 minute read

Well, something is still going wrong on dltj.org — despite previous performance tuning efforts, I'm still running into cases where machine performance ...

WordPress/MySQL Tuning

3 minute read

dltj.org runs on a relatively tiny box — a Pentium III with 512MB of RAM. I'm running a Gentoo Linux distribution, so I actually have a prayer of gett...

Taking a Day’s Break from SOA

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No Service Oriented Architecture posting today, but here is a glimpse of the topic of the next one -- the title is: "Web Services: A means to a Service Orie...

DLTJ under a New Theme

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Okay -- let's try this again. The first time around didn't go so well, so I went back to the basics and started with a new theme: what is running on DLTJ n...

For the record, I did attend JCDL2006

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If you look along the right-most row in this picture, about midway vertically in the shot, you can see someone in a cream-colored shirt with an Apple lap...

JCDL2006 Monday Brain Dump

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JCDL is ranking high one of the most useful (and when not useful one of the most interesting) meetings I've attended. This is my first time here, and althou...

Jester Site Was Broken; Fixed Now

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An attempt to upgrade to Wordpress 2.0.3 a few days ago resulted in the Wordpress installation being blown away. It is hard to tell whether it was my fault ...

“Have you seen AccessMyLibrary?”

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I got a note recently from a colleague with the subject "Have you seen AccessMyLibrary?": This is a Thomson Gale new thing: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/...

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Disruption in Libraries

SkyRiver - a(nother) Bibliographic Utility

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North America is gaining its third ((or fourth? Does Open Library count as a bibliographic utility?)) major bibliographic record utility server this month w...

Espresso Book Machine Print-on-Demand

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Espresso Book Machine version 1.5"]Image no longer available[/caption]The recent announcement by the U...

Riding the Waves of Content and Change

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Waves of change are crashing on the shores of the library profession. New media, new tools, new techniques, and new expectations collide to cause excitement,...

Selling Placement in Library Search Results

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This morning's Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus blog has a story with the title "Should Colleges Sell Ads to Pay for New Technology?" that links to...

On Innovation in the ILS Marketplace

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Last month the ILS Discovery Interface Task Force of the DLF called a meeting of library system vendors (including one commercial support organization for op...

Soundprint’s ‘Who Needs Libraries?’

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OhioLINK's Meg Spernoga pointed our staff to a 30 minute audio documentary called Who Needs Libraries? from Soundprint.org: As more and more information is ...

Open Library Demonstration Screencast

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Earlier this week, Aaron Swartz of the Internet Archive announced the demonstration website of the Open Library project, a new kind of book catalog that brin...

“iTunes U” for Libraries?

1 minute read

A recent posting in the Chronicle of Higher Education "Wired Campus" section describes the new iTunes U portal, "a spot on the site that will collect college...

Information Explorers versus Editors

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A post by Bill Harris at "Dubious Quality" with the title Information got caught up in my Technorati filter for disruptive change in libraries. Geoff Engels...

Stereotypical Vendors?

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Recent posts by Richard Wallis and Paul Miller, both of Talis (a 40-year-old company in the U.K. specializing in information and metadata management), questi...

Can Google be Out-Googled?

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I have been heard to remark to other librarians on occasion a comment along the lines of "Don't fear Google; Don't Chase Google; Let's Out-Google Google!" ...

Automated Faceted Analysis In Google?

1 minute read

Has anyone else started seeing what looks to be faceted topical headings at the top of Google searches? This past weekend I was the groomsman at my brother'...

Disruption in Publishing

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Last week's Chronicle of Higher Education Review had an opinion piece by Kate Wittenberg, director of EPIC (Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) wit...

“Cautiously Optimistic”

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During the cookies and lemonade break during JCDL this afternoon I surprised one of the well-respected elders of the field with this question: are we really...

Librarians as Gatekeepers

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The plenary session of JCDL this morning was Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard Law School and University of Oxford) entitled "Open Information: Redaction, Restricti...

Digital Books, Layperson’s Summary

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The New York Times Sunday Magazine had an article with the title Scan This Book! that one could consider to be the best (latest) summary of the race to digit...

Christensen on “Disruption in Education”

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Somehow I completely missed this paper by Clayton Christensen, Sally Aaron, and William Clark from the EDUCAUSE 2001 Forum for the Future of Higher Education...

David Lewis in Ohio

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OhioLINK was pleased to host David Lewis, Director of the Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis Library, to talk about "Disruptive Innovation ...

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Fedora

Fedora plus Sakai, Any Interest?

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There was a time when I was moving in both the worlds of the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment and the Fedora Commons digital content repository. It ...

Looking Forward to Version 2.2 of FEDORA

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Sandy Payette, Co-Director of the Fedora Project and Researcher in the Cornell Information Science department, announced a tentative date for the release 2....

CDL’s XTF as a Front End to Fedora

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We're experimenting pretty heavily now with the California Digital Library's XTF framework as a front-end to a FEDORA object repository. Initial efforts loo...

Representing Collections In FEDORA

4 minute read

One of the DRC developers had a question recently that sparked a discussion about what to do with collections of objects. In order to answer the question of...

Client JAR for FEDORA Server Access

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At OhioLINK we've reached the conclusion that coding would be easier if we created a modestly robust JAR file that is an implementation of the AXIS-based web...

Near Consensus for Tag “fedora-dr”

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I think it is safe to say that most everyone favors using "fedora-dr" as a common tag for FEDORA(.info) activities. If you want to take a stand on moral gro...

Seeking a Tag for /The/ FEDORA

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Michael Giarlo and I have been having a comment conversation in the Fedora Disseminators to Enable Accessible Repository Content posting about coming up with...

Processing Raw Fedora Objects

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Michael J. Giarlo wrote a very nice summary of my FEDORA trilogy (only three parts so far -- I think there are more good things to say about FEDORA; and besi...

Thinking about Our Fedora Disseminators

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Another reason to consider the FEDORA digital object repository system, if having the ability to put all of your content in one place and reducing the comple...

Fedora plus Sakai: A view from 30,000 feet

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Please note: the living, editable version of this document is now on Sakai's Confluence in the "Resources" project area. Edited by Peter Murray, OhioLINK. ...

Fedora plus Sakai — not quite that easy

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In previous post I described to how easy it would be for Fedora to be integrated into Sakai and offered as reference the Entity.java interface as evidence. ...

Berkeley’s “bSpace Images” project

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Word of this Fedora-based image collection tool comes from the Sakai Library & Repositiories discussion group [Sakai Collab account required]. Project N...

Repositories Visualized

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On 12/14/05 10:26 AM, Richard Green wrote on the sakai-library mailing list: The RepoMman projectat the University of Hull, UK, is looking into the area of ...

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DRC

A View of Regional Digitization Centers

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As a part of work for an OhioLINK strategic task force, I have been exploring the creation and operation of regional/collaborative/shared digitization center...

Two Personal Repository Services

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This year has seen the release of two personal repository services: http://PublicationsList.org/ and the U.K. Depot. These two services have an admittedly ...

Looking Forward to Version 2.2 of FEDORA

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Sandy Payette, Co-Director of the Fedora Project and Researcher in the Cornell Information Science department, announced a tentative date for the release 2....

Picking a Java Web Application Framework

8 minute read

We're beginning a new phase of our digital library development at OhioLINK and an oversimplification of one of the consequences of this new phase is that we ...

CDL’s XTF as a Front End to Fedora

3 minute read

We're experimenting pretty heavily now with the California Digital Library's XTF framework as a front-end to a FEDORA object repository. Initial efforts loo...

Representing Collections In FEDORA

4 minute read

One of the DRC developers had a question recently that sparked a discussion about what to do with collections of objects. In order to answer the question of...

Thanks to Summer of Code applicants

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Although we were a little concerned right about this time last week, you came through with a wonderful suite of applications with OhioLINK as the mentoring o...

Processing Raw Fedora Objects

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Michael J. Giarlo wrote a very nice summary of my FEDORA trilogy (only three parts so far -- I think there are more good things to say about FEDORA; and besi...

Thinking about Our Fedora Disseminators

5 minute read

Another reason to consider the FEDORA digital object repository system, if having the ability to put all of your content in one place and reducing the comple...

Fedora plus Sakai: A view from 30,000 feet

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Please note: the living, editable version of this document is now on Sakai's Confluence in the "Resources" project area. Edited by Peter Murray, OhioLINK. ...

OhioLINK’s Google Summer of Code ideas

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Student applications for the Google Summer of Code program are being accepted starting on May 1st. In preparation for that date, OhioLINK has finished up it...

Fedora plus Sakai — not quite that easy

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In previous post I described to how easy it would be for Fedora to be integrated into Sakai and offered as reference the Entity.java interface as evidence. ...

Resources for Describing Visual Materials

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A recent thread on describing visual materials from the IMAGELIB mailing list sparked the descovery of these resources. First was this bibliography of thesa...

Berkeley’s “bSpace Images” project

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Word of this Fedora-based image collection tool comes from the Sakai Library & Repositiories discussion group [Sakai Collab account required]. Project N...

Alternate (Open) Peer Review Model

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At some point the DRC will need a generalized peer review system.  Although I'm not sure we will use OAI-PMH to shepherd the results around various sys...

Germany is at it, too

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This just in -- at least to my INBOX -- Germany is working on a unified repository as well. Called the eSciDoc project, it closely mirrors what the DRC is g...

Repositories Visualized

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On 12/14/05 10:26 AM, Richard Green wrote on the sakai-library mailing list: The RepoMman projectat the University of Hull, UK, is looking into the area of ...

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L/IS Profession

Mystery in the Library

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A colleague e-mailed me the other day expressing appreciation for the DLTJ blog in part, and also describing a mystery that she is running in her library: [c...

Model Language on Library Data Ownership

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In September, Carl Grant wrote a blog post on the ownership of library data ("We have a problem... another vendor appearing to need education about exactly W...

The Challenges and Rewards of Open Source

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Below is the text of an article I wrote for the LYRASIS member newsletter in which I talk about how a community of users of open source software is as import...

MARC isn’t Dead, but it is a Dead End

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This week I sat in on the first of the three "Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future" webinars being hosted by ALA. This one was hosted by Karen Coyle w...

A History of the OCLC Tax-Exemption Status

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One of the baffling elements I've found in discussions of the history of OCLC is that of its tax exempt status under Ohio law. The latest example of this co...

OhioLINK Seeks Executive Director

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OhioLINK, my employer, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. The search is being conducted with the assistance of ...

UDL: Universal Design…for Libraries?

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This week I was at the Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability annual conference conference at the Ohio State University and was reminded ...

What Does It Mean to Be a Member of OCLC?

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This morning I was at the OCLC Americas Regional Council Meeting just prior to the opening of the ALA Midwinter 2010 meeting. In addition to the prepared ta...

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JPEG2000

Broadcast JPEG2000 Alliance Announced

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Today at IBC2009 Fast Forward Video (FFV) announced the launch of the JPEG2000 Alliance, "a consortium of broadcast industry leaders dedicated to ensuring th...

Minutes of the JPEG2000 Interest Group Posted

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Minutes of the JPEG2000 Interest Group have been posted to the j2kArcLib.info website. Comments there are restricted to registered users of the site (althou...

Truly Lossless JPEG2000 Compression

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This posting used to have the tag "-- Except for Grayscale?" appended to the end of the title. That is no longer needed; see the bottom of the post for an e...

Following Up on Adobe Photoshop and JPEG2000

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The discussion has died down on Jack Nack's blog posting about the future of JPEG2000 support in Photoshop. Since I last updated my own commentary on the is...

JPEG2000 for Digital Preservation

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Last month was an interesting month for discussion and news of JPEG2000 as an archival format. First, there was a series of posts on the IMAGELIB about the ...

Thanks to Summer of Code applicants

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Although we were a little concerned right about this time last week, you came through with a wonderful suite of applications with OhioLINK as the mentoring o...

OhioLINK’s Google Summer of Code ideas

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Student applications for the Google Summer of Code program are being accepted starting on May 1st. In preparation for that date, OhioLINK has finished up it...

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Unified Content Repository

HTML Template of a TRAC:CC Report

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Just in case this might be useful to others, I've created a report template based on the "Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria Checkl...

Two Personal Repository Services

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This year has seen the release of two personal repository services: http://PublicationsList.org/ and the U.K. Depot. These two services have an admittedly ...

Thinking about Our Fedora Disseminators

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Another reason to consider the FEDORA digital object repository system, if having the ability to put all of your content in one place and reducing the comple...

Fedora plus Sakai: A view from 30,000 feet

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Please note: the living, editable version of this document is now on Sakai's Confluence in the "Resources" project area. Edited by Peter Murray, OhioLINK. ...

Fedora plus Sakai — not quite that easy

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In previous post I described to how easy it would be for Fedora to be integrated into Sakai and offered as reference the Entity.java interface as evidence. ...

Resources for Describing Visual Materials

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A recent thread on describing visual materials from the IMAGELIB mailing list sparked the descovery of these resources. First was this bibliography of thesa...

AJAX-based Video Editing Tool

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This is amazing stuff -- an AJAX-based video editing tool...in your web browser! I haven't looked at the underlying technology or it's licensing terms (the...

Berkeley’s “bSpace Images” project

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Word of this Fedora-based image collection tool comes from the Sakai Library & Repositiories discussion group [Sakai Collab account required]. Project N...

Alternate (Open) Peer Review Model

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At some point the DRC will need a generalized peer review system.  Although I'm not sure we will use OAI-PMH to shepherd the results around various sys...

Germany is at it, too

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This just in -- at least to my INBOX -- Germany is working on a unified repository as well. Called the eSciDoc project, it closely mirrors what the DRC is g...

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Linking Technologies

Memento: An RFC and a Chrome Plugin

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A belated congratulations to the Memento team on the publication of their RFC and Google Chrome plugin for the Memento WWW time travel protocol. A fan of th...

OAI-ORE Alpha Specifications Updated

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As a result of discussions coming from the OAI-ORE open meeting in Baltimore in the first week of March, the document editors released a new version of the O...

Working With the Web Architecture

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As you may have noticed, the web has evolved a set of common principles that are a mix of ratified standards and ad hoc practices. The notion of a Web Archi...

Automated Faceted Analysis In Google?

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Has anyone else started seeing what looks to be faceted topical headings at the top of Google searches? This past weekend I was the groomsman at my brother'...

Resources for Describing Visual Materials

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A recent thread on describing visual materials from the IMAGELIB mailing list sparked the descovery of these resources. First was this bibliography of thesa...

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Library SOA

OLE Project Webcast, Workshops Scheduled

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Coming out of the face-to-face meeting in Rutgers earlier this month, the OLE Project has posted a number of announcements for upcoming events. The first is...

Eric Schnell’s Introduction to Library SOA

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Back in June, Eric Schnell posted a five part introduction to applying Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts to library applications. Along with his ...

Introducing “Planet Library SOA”

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I am pleased to announce the formation of Planet Library SOA -- an aggregation of blog postings and resources related to the application of the Service-Orien...

Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

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This post is the second in a series about the application of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) system design pattern to library services. The first po...

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Economies of Scale

OCLC’s WorldCat Local “Quick Start”

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Last week, OCLC announced a "strategy to move library management services to Web scale." With this move, OCLC is rebranding "WorldCat Local" to include funct...

Germany is at it, too

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This just in -- at least to my INBOX -- Germany is working on a unified repository as well. Called the eSciDoc project, it closely mirrors what the DRC is g...

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Textbooks

Federal Textbook Disclosure Rules Now Law

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The fact that the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) -- otherwise known as HEOA -- was signed into law last year is probably not big news ...

Drive-Thru Textbook Buy-Back

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I continue to be astonished by how efficient the used textbook market has become. This week, at the end of the spring quarter at Ohio State University, a dr...

The Complex World of the Textbook

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Who knew the college textbook marketplace could be so complex? The agents in this ecosystem and their interests are so intertwined that as a whole it poses ...

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Open Source

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Blue Sky

The Hourglass of a National E-Book Program

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This weekend I was at the second "DPLAfest" for the Digital Public Library of America. For a while I was in the national e-book program track. Participants...

Amazon Catalog Updates

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Did you know that Amazon offers a facility to make corrections to its catalog? Somewhere in the past few months someone mentioned this to me and I tried it ...

What ever happened to Google Knowls?

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It was announced on December 13th last year with much discussion here on DLTJ and elsewhere on the blogosphere. It would seem uncharacteristic of Google to ...

Disruption in Publishing

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Last week's Chronicle of Higher Education Review had an opinion piece by Kate Wittenberg, director of EPIC (Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) wit...

AJAX-based Video Editing Tool

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This is amazing stuff -- an AJAX-based video editing tool...in your web browser! I haven't looked at the underlying technology or it's licensing terms (the...

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Clayton Christensen

Christensen on “Disruption in Education”

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Somehow I completely missed this paper by Clayton Christensen, Sally Aaron, and William Clark from the EDUCAUSE 2001 Forum for the Future of Higher Education...

A: “Communication and Honesty”

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This paragraph was at the very end of an interview with Antonio Perez, CEO of Eastman Kodak on page 46 of the January 16th issue of Newsweek. What lessons c...

Marketing Malpractice

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I haven't yet gotten around to writing the blog entry about why Clayton Christensen's work is important, but this citation was too good to let go by. How ca...

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Google Summer of Code

Thanks to Summer of Code applicants

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Although we were a little concerned right about this time last week, you came through with a wonderful suite of applications with OhioLINK as the mentoring o...

OhioLINK’s Google Summer of Code ideas

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Student applications for the Google Summer of Code program are being accepted starting on May 1st. In preparation for that date, OhioLINK has finished up it...

OhioLINK Joins the Google Summer of Code

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Google is sponsoring the Summer of Code, a program designed to introduce students to the world of Open Source Software Development. OhioLINK is pleased to p...

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Personal

Want to buy a can opener?

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This has to be among the weirdest pieces of unsolicited mail I've ever received. Nigerian prince? That is so yesterday. Virtual pharmacy? Too much effort...

Rocks and Roles

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Rebecca has rocks in her head and they are not coming out. This will not be a post on library technology.

Passion Quilt Meme: Take Time to Wonder

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I found this meme via Karen Schneider's entry. Although I wasn't explicitly tagged, I thought it was interesting enough to add an entry to the meme's Flikr...

Same Cubicle, New Title, New Challenges

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Here is a bit of personal news to report. Tom Sanville, OhioLINK's executive director, announced today that I am changing roles at OhioLINK. Here is what h...

Child Rearing Through HTTP Status Codes

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Long time readers of DLTJ know that I rarely post commentary outside the realm of disruptive library technology to this blog, much less reflections of person...

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Sakai

Fedora plus Sakai, Any Interest?

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There was a time when I was moving in both the worlds of the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment and the Fedora Commons digital content repository. It ...

Fedora plus Sakai: A view from 30,000 feet

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Please note: the living, editable version of this document is now on Sakai's Confluence in the "Resources" project area. Edited by Peter Murray, OhioLINK. ...

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lis-profession

Engaging with Open Source Technologies

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These are the presentation notes for the Engaging with Open Source Technologies presentation during the Open Source Publishing Technologies: Current Status a...

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Workflow

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LYRASIS

Now Working for LYRASIS

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News of my joining Lyrasis has been officially reported ("Timothy Daniels and Peter Murray to Lead LYRASIS Technology Services" [PDF]) so I can talk about it...

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personal

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