February 6, 2006

Seminar follow-up

Documents, links, and more info relating to the Libraries Issues Seminar held on Monday, 6 Feb 2006...

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October 31, 2005

Portfolio Consultation

Portfolio is an application developed by the university of Minnesota's Office of Information Technology. They recently invited me to come in and give a librarian's perspective on some of the issues and ideas that had come up regarding its taxonomy of information. These issues are of great weight as the application is rolled out to other institutions as an open-source product.

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July 20, 2005

ALA Report: MODS, MARC & Metadata Interoperability

I recently attended an excellent program on metadata issues at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. This program was designed to fulfill multiple objectives: discuss the side-by-side use of MARC with XML-based metadata schemes; introduce MODS (Model Object Data Schema) as a workable, mature standard that is being used in the real world; and discuss strategies of metadata reuse.

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April 21, 2005

DLF Session: "METS Profiles"

Second in a series of reports from the Digital Library Federation 2005 Spring Forum: a session entitled "METS Profiles."

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April 20, 2005

Google Print Searching

Just a brief entry to let people know that you can easily search just the "Print" version of Google (scanned books) by one of a few methods...

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February 23, 2005

Andersen Horticultural Library

The Andersen Horticultural Library has a huge collection of nursery catalogs. How best to represent these on University Library systems?

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February 21, 2005

East Asian Library ideas

Su Chen at the East Asian Library has several interesting ideas regarding the creation of access to Chinese materials both within the EA Library and without.

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