Articles in category 'Meeting reports'

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)

For the past few days I’ve been in Denver, as part of a commitment to present at a program entitled “The Semantic Web and RDA: Making the Catalog a Networked Bibliographic Environment.” The other speaker on the program was Karen Coyle, and both sets of slides for this program are available publicly, Karen’s on her [...]

By Diane Hillmann, July 15, 2010, 8:33 am (UTC-5)

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 [...]

By Jon, June 25, 2010, 6:03 pm (UTC-5)

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, [...]

By Diane Hillmann, February 10, 2010, 5:21 pm (UTC-5)

Friday I was in Hyde Park, NY, at the site of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, attending the NYLINK Annual Meeting. I’d been asked to come and talk about change in cataloging. NYLINK, formerly the SUNY/OCLC Network, is one of the struggling regional service providers that used to be the primary brokers [...]

By Diane Hillmann, May 11, 2009, 9:06 am (UTC-5)

This past Friday I dug out my go-to-meeting clothes and made one of my occasional forays down one hill and up the other hill to my former place of work, Cornell’s Olin Library. The occasion was the monthly meeting of the CUL Metadata Working Group which I try to show up for when I’m not [...]

By Diane Hillmann, March 23, 2009, 8:50 am (UTC-5)

One of the nice things about being “retired” (even practice “retirement”) is that I get to work at home most of the time. There are few things that lure me to the Cornell campus these days—lunch with friends, maybe a lecture now and then—but I almost always go to the forums of the CUL Metadata [...]

By Diane Hillmann, November 25, 2008, 12:26 pm (UTC-5)