Archive for January, 2011

Some of you may already have seen the announcement from the Cornell Legal Information Institute about our new project for the Library of Congress, where we propose to build some new ways to access legislative information. If you stumbled upon the original announcement (I’m betting few of you did, except for the odd law librarian [...]

By Diane Hillmann, January 18, 2011, 9:07 am (UTC-5)

At the Friday ‘Big Heads’ meeting much of the conversation revolved around Incrementalism vs. Revolution, as have so many conversations, about so many things. Someone quoted David Mamet (I can’t find the quote) that what we need is sledge hammers, not chisels, and I thought it was a notion too good to pass up as [...]

By Diane Hillmann, January 9, 2011, 5:25 pm (UTC-5)

Friday I attended the RDA Update, organized as the “Briefings From RDA Test Participants.” The room was full (overfull, actually), and I ended up sitting in the back on a chair pulled from the main seating area towards the back wall. Beacher Wiggins provided the background and updated the group on the plan and timetable. [...]

By Diane Hillmann, January 9, 2011, 9:33 am (UTC-5)