Friday, October 23, 2009

David Weinberger on Abundance at LITA (audio)

An audio file from David Weinberger's 2009 LITA forum talk on Abundance. I've blogged about Abundance before. I'd rather have a transcript. It's nice to listen, but slow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More on Linked Data: Linked Data Design note

Tim Berners-Lee linked data design note.

A brief and readable note on linked data from TBL. From 2006, but this makes a nice primer on linked data.

Four rules for linked data:

1. Use URIs as names for things
2. Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names.
3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards (RDF, SPARQL)
4. Include links to other URIs. so that they can discover more things.

Web of Books

Peter Brantley at Internet Archive has a slide show about BookServer.

About the dream of open discovery (and use) of ebooks through tools (catalogs) based on OPDS (tech. spec.) and Atom (the XML scheme). Like Stanza, only generalized for any tool.

This would be good . . .

Social Media Strategy Framework

Ron Dawson's social media strategy framewok looks interesting.

"The Framework begins with LEARN, follows two streams of ENGAGEMENT and STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT, and comes together in the ongoing imperative to DEVELOP CAPABILITIES.

The five key points for each element are also written below.
Use social media yourself
Study relevant case studies
Educate senior executives
Hear from practitioners
Explore the latest trends"

It's not the 10 Commandments, but not a bad set of guidelines.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Helene Blowers on libraries

OCLC distinguished seminar series Oct. 9, 2009: Finding the Phoenix ... with Helene Blowers.

Very interesing presentation.

She blogs at

Yale ODAI has web page now

Yale's Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure now has a web page.

The page was announced on Friday. ODAI was established in the fall of 2008 to "develop a university-wide digital content strategy."