L/IS Profession

More Thoughts on Pre-recording Conference Talks

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Over the weekend, I posted an article here about pre-recording conference talks and sent a tweet about the idea on Monday. I hoped to generate discussion abo...

Should All Conference Talks be Pre-recorded?

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The Code4Lib conference was last week. That meeting used all pre-recorded talks, and we saw the benefits of pre-recording for attendees, presenters, and con...

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...

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...

A Walk Through the Vancouver Public Library

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I'm in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the Access 2011 meeting which starts tomorrow. Coming across from the eastern timezone I had to come a day early, so...

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...

Defining Metadata and Making Metadata Accessible

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In preparation for the last webinar of the three-part series "Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future", I'm reading again Karen Coyle's "Library Data in a...

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...

Views on Sharing (or, What Do We Want From OCLC?)

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Within the span of a recent week we've had two views of the OCLC cooperative. In one we have a proposition that OCLC has gone astray from its core roots and...

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 ...

More on What Does It Mean to Be a Member of OCLC

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Jay Jordan's remarks during the OCLC Update Breakfast and the discussion at the Developers Network table at that breakfast generated further fuel for my prev...

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...

Getting the Word Out: LISWire and LISEvents

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Blake Carver (of LISNews and LISHost fame) announced two new projects yesterday: LISWire and LISEvents. In the same spirit that I would categorize open sou...