If we were asked (as we sometimes are) what we’d like to see develop as a result of the BibFrame effort, the emphasis in our answer would have both technical and social aspects. First, given the technologies developing in several different places and considering what we can do now to bring Linked Open Data into [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
One of the things that always happens for me after ALA is a compiling of notes and some reflection on what I saw and learned while in the whirlwind of meetings and activities. This year is no different. There were few real surprises—after all, like most of you I keep in pretty good touch with [...]
Corey Harper seems to have started a collection of statements taken out of context, some of which I’ll share here: “If it’s not fish it has to be linked data” –Jennifer Bowen “I’m too far underground to know where I am” –Jon Phipps
Today I participated in a Linked Data Unconference at ALA 2010 in Washington DC, which was remarkably successful. Organized by Corey Harper from NYU and ably moderated by Karen Coyle, about 50 of us held two sets of three hour-long, highly engaging breakout discussions with reports back to the larger group. I participated in a [...]
One of the things I often do in the weeks following ALA conferences is check out the blog posts about sessions I missed attending. One such was the session on “Recent Trends in Catalog Architecture: ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group.” I don’t recall what we were doing instead of going to this session, [...]