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New Library 2.0 Gang Podcast

I posted about the new Library 2.0 Gang Podcast a little while ago only to find that I had jumped the gun. Now it is really really available – so check it out – subscribe – and listen often You can listen to it via Library Journal or the new Library 2.0 Gang page hosted by Talis. In this issue, we spoke with Aaron Swartz about the Open Library and  [ Read More ]

Making Digital Archives Accessible

Someone sent me a neat article from the New York Times today. The article talks about how Sports Illustrated is opening up it’s archives for anyone to search. The article implies that this is the way all print publications will probably go to keep their audiences. I’d rather it be that they’re doing it to provide everyone with free access to information – but I guess I’ll take it anyway  [ Read More ]

Rip this book?

Just the title makes me cringe! In this case, the word “rip” is used in the same way we use it when we refer to copying CDs: Could the publishing industry get Napsterized? That was my first thought when I saw the marketing materials for the Atiz BookSnap, the first consumer device that enables you to “release the content” of your books by transforming the printed words on the page  [ Read More ]

Code4Lib 2008: The Internet Archive

What a great way to open a conference like Code4Lib. The first keynote was presented by Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive. Brewster started by reminding us that the reason he was there talking to us and the reason he is working on the Internet Archive is because the library metaphor easily translates to the Internet – as librarians we’re paid to give stuff away! We work in a $12  [ Read More ]

Using DOIs in Blogs

When I was at the Seminary we were looking for a persistent identifier for our digital collections. We ended up choosing to use DOIs. So, when I saw this press release I thought – cool – we made the right choice: CROSSREF LAUNCHES FREE CITATION LOOK-UP TOOL FOR BLOGGERS Lynnfield, MA. February 12, 2008. — CrossRef, the association behind the well-known publisher linking network, announced today that it had launched  [ Read More ]

LOC & Flickr

I taught a class on Thurs on the 2.0 Office. At the end I had some extra time so I showed some fun social tools that you can find professional uses for. One of these tools was Flickr. Well, it turns out (thanks David for pointing it out) that the Library of Congress has come up with a pretty awesome way to use Flickr. The project is beginning somewhat modestly,  [ Read More ]

Stop Making Sense

Last night I attended a talk at Princeton title Stop Making Sense: On Collecting, Sorting and Presenting Data presented by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA, San Francisco. I have to start by saying that the artsy parts lost me! Frieling would show and art piece and say – of course you’ve seen this or – you know this – and I’d be thinkin “huh? should I?” Other  [ Read More ]

Metadata Tools

I just read on a few quotes from the the report of the RLG Programs metadata practice survey on Lorcan Dempsey’s blog (I haven’t read the whole report yet) and wanted to add to his comments. The report says: … RLG Programs surveyed 18 Partner institutions1 in July and August 2007 to obtain a baseline understanding of their current descriptive metadata practices. Although we saw some expected variations in practice  [ Read More ]

Open Source MODS-generating software

Via Metadatalibrarians: The University of Tennessee Digital Library Center is proud to announce the release of the DLC-MODS Workbook, version 1.2 under the GNU General Public License version 3. The DLC-MODS Workbook provides a series of web pages that enable users to easily generate complex, valid MODS metadata records that meet the 1-4 levels of specification outlined in the Digital Library Federation Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records, (DLF Aquifer  [ Read More ]

New Mark Twain Digital Collection

I just got this via a few of my mailing lists and thought I should share with you all. I'm happy to announce that today the University of California launched the beta version of Mark Twain Project Online, a digital critical edition of the writings of Mark Twain, providing access to more than twenty-three hundred letters written between 1853 and 1880, including nearly 100 facsimiles of originals. The site is  [ Read More ]

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