Articles in category 'Futures'

I know many of you are puzzled by this event, so do take a look at a rundown of the plans on the RDA Toolkit Blog. Not so surprisingly, we were inspired by the notion of a hackathon, but it had to be focused on something other than computer code and application building. All of [...]

By Diane Hillmann, November 30, 2014, 2:59 pm (UTC-5)

In my post last week, I mentioned a paper that Gordon Dunsire, Jon Phipps and I had written for the IFLA Satellite Meeting in Paris last month “Linked Data in Libraries: Let’s make it happen!” (note the videos!). I wanted to talk about the paper and why we wrote it, but I’m not just going [...]

By Diane Hillmann, September 22, 2014, 12:01 pm (UTC-5)

A few days ago, while catching up with list traffic on RDA-L, I stumbled on a conversation between two librarians that got me thinking. They were talking about the myriad of changes in their ILS’s designed to make MARC usable with RDA. It’s a topic I still see a lot of on the lists, and [...]

By Diane Hillmann, February 18, 2014, 4:33 pm (UTC-5)

Presentations on innovative ways to gather data outside the library silo are happening all over ALA–generally hosted by committees and interest groups using speakers already planning to be at the conference. A great example of the kind of presentation I’m talking about was the Sunday presentation sponsored by the ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research [...]

By Diane Hillmann, February 5, 2014, 4:23 pm (UTC-5)

Many of you have heard me say “Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not”–and that has certainly been the case since I got back from the NISO Roadmap meeting a few weeks ago. Somehow, with my head down, I missed part 1 of Roy Tennant’s post “The Post-MARC Era, Part 1: “If It’s Televised, [...]

By Diane Hillmann, May 14, 2013, 4:34 pm (UTC-5)

A couple of weeks ago I made a short presentation at a linked data session at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Many of the audience members were people I’ve known since I was a baby librarian (this is the group where I started my career as a presenter, and they invite me back [...]

By Diane Hillmann, August 7, 2012, 3:39 pm (UTC-5)

A few years ago, I wrote an article for a collection of writings in honor of Tom Turner, a talented metadata librarian at Cornell who sadly died too young. That article, “Looking back—looking forward: reflections of a transitional librarian” (Metadata and Digital Collections: Festschrift in honor of Tom Turner), although it meanders around a bit [...]

By Diane Hillmann, August 5, 2012, 12:56 pm (UTC-5)

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 [...]

By Diane Hillmann, July 4, 2012, 2:35 pm (UTC-5)

Like most people who do blogging (whether regularly, or sporadically like I do), I keep a list of ideas for posts, which I often add to, but less often write up. I’ve been a very poor blogger recently, and it’s not because nothing is going on, LOTS is going on. Perhaps it’s more that I’m [...]

By Diane Hillmann, December 7, 2011, 9:44 am (UTC-5)

Recently I retweeted the following: “nice quote “your data ages like fine wine, whereas your software applications age like fish” in @mattwall’s j.mp/o8zsQG (via @edsu)” Since then I’ve been thinking about the important lesson encapsulated in those less-than-140 characters, and how we’ve not really internalized this lesson in LibraryLand, no matter how many times we’ve [...]

By Diane Hillmann, September 8, 2011, 9:30 am (UTC-5)