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My last birthday (tail end of 2018) was one of those with the zero at the end, which always inspires a look at those Big Life Questions: Where am I at this point in my life? Where do I want to go from here? How do I feel about my past, present and future? I’ve […]

By Diane Hillmann, January 23, 2019, 12:15 pm (UTC-5)

I can’t remember when I first met Christine, but I certainly knew her well enough to make an informal (and more than a bit subversive) proposal to her at DC-2008 in Berlin. Jon & I had been discussing how RDA might develop translations — this was about the time when we had added the Properties […]

By Diane Hillmann, February 10, 2018, 8:44 pm (UTC-5)

I’d hoped to get a post out before ALA Annual but here it is Monday in Chicago and it’s not done yet. But I need to note that the draft report is out for comment as of this past Monday (June 19th) and comments are due by July 19th. To access the report, go to […]

By Diane Hillmann, June 26, 2017, 2:22 pm (UTC-5)

Having just celebrated (?) another birthday at the tail end of 2015, the topics of age and change have been even more on my mind than usual. And then two events converged. First I had a chat with Ted Fons in a hallway at Midwinter, and he asked about using an older article I’d published […]

By Diane Hillmann, February 9, 2016, 9:19 am (UTC-5)

The Jane-athon series is alive, well, and expanding its original vision. I wrote about the first ‘official’ Jane-athon earlier this year, after the first event at Midwinter 2015. Since then the excitement generated at the first one has spawned others: the Ag-athon in the UK in May 2015, sponsored by CILIP the Maurice Dance in […]

By Diane Hillmann, December 7, 2015, 11:19 am (UTC-5)

The RDA Development Team started talking about developing training for the ‘new’ RDA, with a focus on the vocabularies, in the fall of 2014. We had some notion of what we didn’t want to do: we didn’t want yet another ‘sage on the stage’ event, we wanted to re-purpose the ‘hackathon’ model from a software […]

By Diane Hillmann, May 18, 2015, 10:13 am (UTC-5)

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)

Prior to Midwinter I posted the list of presentations I was doing over the course of Midwinter. It seemed only fair to report on some of those sessions, and to share my slides. I thought about posting them separately, since my posts tend to balloon fairly significantly once I get writing (those of you who […]

By Diane Hillmann, February 3, 2014, 12:14 pm (UTC-5)

Note: this is being posted simultaneously on two blogs: Metadata Matters and Coyle’s InFormation “Why don’t libraries just use FOAF for their Person metadata? Why do they insist on creating their own?” We don’t know how many times we have heard this on various lists. It often is not really posed as a question; in […]

By Diane Hillmann, September 10, 2010, 6:20 pm (UTC-5)

When I used the word “curmudgeon” in my previous post, I had an apparently uncommon definition in mind: unflinching truth teller. I’ve actually taken minute pleasure in thinking of myself that way ever since, in the not-so-long ago I asked my new boss what my new role on the team would be and, knowing me, […]

By Jon, June 26, 2010, 10:07 am (UTC-5)