Sometime later this year or early next year, in two different courtrooms in the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan in New York, two cases will be decided that could greatly affect how easily and how readily researchers, including genealogists, can access books online — especially those books that fall into the category called “orphan works.”
As part of its Digital Content Programme, IFLA intends to host a portal for information exchange on issues critical to the practice of librarianship in the digital age. This portal will include a repository collecting together IFLA’s own publications for ease of location, search, display and preservation.
The Tag Suite was developed in response to a Document Type Definition (DTD) used by the NCBI/NLM PubMed Central project to archive life science journals from a variety of sources. Input and support from Harvard University Libraries, as well as support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and collaboration with Inera, Inc. and Mulberry Technologies, Inc., allowed the scope of the project to be broadened and resulted in the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite.
The video is a recording of a project briefing presentation titled, “Linked Data for Libraries: Why Should We Care? Where Should We Start?” was recorded at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2012 Membership Meeting that took place in Baltimore at the beginning of April. The video was made available on YouTube today.
The title of this blog post is an allusion to the graphic (shown above) that accompanied the recent Information Management column by Malcolm Chisholm, in which he wrote that data quality is not fitness for use as it is most commonly defined, stating he thinks “a strong case can be made that the definition is indeed inappropriate and should be replaced with a better one.”
IDC estimates that data will grow 50-fold by 2020, while the number of 'information containers' will multiply by 75. This growth presents two basic problems, of course: first, how to handle the data; and, second, what to do with it.
Within the world of business intelligence (BI) there is always much philosophical debate on what information architects refer to as “context.” However, while the debates of “one version of truth” versus “multiple perspectives” continue, we forget to realize the influence of context already embedded within the data.
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
As reported a few weeks ago, OCLC has recommended that its member libraries adopt the Open Data Commons Attribution license (ODC-BY) when they share their library catalog data online. The recommendation to use an open license like ODC-BY is a positive step forward for OCLC because it helps communicate in advance the rights and responsibilities available to potential users of bibliographic metadata from library catalogs. But the decision by OCLC to recommend the licensing route — as opposed to releasing bibliographic metadata into the public domain — raises concerns that warrants more discussion.
Last year, Queensland State Archives sought feedback on a digital continuity strategy for the Queensland Government. I am now pleased to advise this strategy has been finalised and published on Queensland State Archives’ website.
The Queensland Government Digital Continuity Strategy sets out strategic activities and principles to guide a consistent approach to ensuring the continued accessibility of digital records throughout their life, in the context of ongoing technology obsolescence.
The Wichita State University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and forward thinking librarian to join the Libraries as an active participant in providing support to the research and data management needs of our campus community. The Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian will work in a dynamic and flexible environment, focusing on creation and access management of digital collections, provision of metadata for diverse materials including print and digital collections, and training and supervision as assigned.
In three years, I’ve seen quite a lot happen in the world of digital preservation. I thought my last blog post for The National Archives might be an opportunity to put a shout-out to some of the existing community projects and initiatives which have already done enormous amounts for the cause and look set to continue this trend for a long time.
The AFS has received final approval from the National Endowment for the Humanities of its proposal to undertake the first, 2011-2013 phase of the National Folklore Archives Initiative (NFAI).
The NFAI, supported by funding from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program of the NEH's Division of Preservation and Access, will over a period of years document and provide access to information about folklore archival collections held by folklore programs at academic institutions, community-based cultural and ethnic organizations, non-profit organizations, and state government-based arts and cultural agencies in the United States.
« La Communauté de communes a orienté sa stratégie touristique vers le numérique en proposant l’e-RAF, bouquet d’outils numériques : présence et animation sur les réseaux sociaux (Facebook…), création d’une application numérique auprès des professionnels du tourisme labellisés (guide géo référencé), utilisation du flashcode. »
It’s important to note that I didn’t title this post “Implementing a Data Governance Architecture”. Data governance is not a technology space, tool – or architecture. As our data governance framework illustrates, tools and architecture represents but one of many facets needed to support an enterprise data governance competency. But once you’ve defined your vision and business case with a clear approach for managing the people, process and policy facets, technology can play a significant role in determining the ultimate success or failure of your data governance efforts
ResearchSpace - A Semantic Collaborative research platform for cultural heritage and arts research.One of the first datasets to be made available in RS for annotation and other research activity will be the British Museum's collection data (currently 2 million objects).
The development of the ResearchSpace system (during 2011/12) will have both technical and process synergies with the Mellon’s CollectionSpace and ConservationSpace projects which aim to produce next generation collection and conservation systems. However, ResearchSpace will support data exchange with other collection systems whether commercial or open source.