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libraries

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...

Riding the Waves of Content and Change

5 minute read

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

A View of Regional Digitization Centers

10 minute read

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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open source

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Stereotypical Vendors?

5 minute read

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...

Looking Forward to Version 2.2 of FEDORA

5 minute read

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

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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Google

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...

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?

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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'...

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higher education

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 ...

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 ...

The Complex World of the Textbook

14 minute read

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 ...

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...

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publishing

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...

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 ...

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...

The Complex World of the Textbook

14 minute read

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 ...

Disruption in Publishing

1 minute read

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

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Fedora Repository

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

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...

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...

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...

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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OCLC

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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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standards

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Child Rearing Through HTTP Status Codes

1 minute read

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...

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...

“Cautiously Optimistic”

4 minute read

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...

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digital libraries

XML Tower of Structural Metadata

3 minute read

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

A View of Regional Digitization Centers

10 minute read

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...

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...

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...

Working With the Web Architecture

4 minute read

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...

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...

Disruption in Publishing

1 minute read

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”

4 minute read

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...

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conference

My ALA Anaheim 2012 Schedule

8 minute read

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 2011 Schedule

5 minute read

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...

ALA Annual Goes Social

2 minute read

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...