David Amerland of Social Media Today reports, "Google is systematically removing all the tools that traditional search engine optimizers and marketers had at their disposal that allowed them to reverse engineer search and create a set of metrics that...
At the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations”.
The public part of the API currently consists of 15 methods , which make the data available in the German Digital Library data in a different manner. Scope and format of the data provided in response to an API call out are determined by the purpose for which each method is intended.
The Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) is a lightweight web-based editing tool that is intended to let users do two things: (1) generate enhanced authority records for creators of archival collections and (2) publish the content of those records as Wikipedia pages.
The RAMP editor can extract biographical and historical data from EAD finding aids to create new authority records for persons, corporate bodies, and families associated with archival and special collections (using the EAC-CPF format). It can then let users enhance those records with additional data from sources like VIAF and WorldCat Identities. Finally, it can transform those records into wiki markup so that users can edit them directly, merge them with any existing Wikipedia pages, and publish them toWikipedia through its API.
The Library of Congress and PREMIS Editorial Committee has made available 21 new value vocabularies to be used with preservation metadata in LC's Linked Data Service for Authorities and Vocabularies (id.loc.gov). Each vocabulary reflects a controlled list of values for semantic units specified in the PREMIS Data Dictionary version 2.2. Previously only 3 preservation vocabularies were available from the service, so they now cover a much wider range of PREMIS semantic units. The PREMIS Editorial Committee recently announced the publication of a revised PREMIS OWL ontology based on PREMIS version 2.2 which makes use of the 24 value vocabularies available in id.loc.gov.