Archive for October, 2010

One continuing theme of the recently concluded DC-2010 is that of the perpetual search for consensus on what the hell DCMI should be doing. I know this continual search for identity is a common phenomenon with this sort of organization, as it is for the human adolescent hovering around the age of 15 years. Like [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 23, 2010, 11:26 am (UTC-5)

This morning’s highlight was Stu Weibel’s opening keynote address to the assembled conference attendees (yesterday included primarily workshop sessions and tutorials). Stu was asked to talk about DC’s past and future, and he gave many of us food for thought. The first thing he did was typical Stu—he took a photo of the assembled group. [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 21, 2010, 4:20 pm (UTC-5)

Starting the end of the month, ALA TechSource is sponsoring a new webinar series about RDA, this one not entirely about the guidelines. It’s called Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future and ‘stars’ Karen Coyle, Chris Oliver and moi (in that order), talking about the fullness of the potential that RDA represents for libraries. [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 5, 2010, 1:04 pm (UTC-5)

When I was teaching my RDA course this past Spring, with my virtual students so very present in my thoughts for that time period, I found myself trying to explain to them why I still go to Dublin Core conferences, after all these years. I am one of those people who was around at the [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 5, 2010, 12:49 pm (UTC-5)

Ten days or so ago I took some time out to listen to a webcast by Jenn Riley, ‘RDF for Librarians’, which was well worth the effort. Jenn has been worth watching for a long time, and she’s done us all a service by putting out her slides and a bibliography as part of this [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 5, 2010, 12:42 pm (UTC-5)