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Summer camp for librarians

As part of our summer tchnology explortion grant Susan and I attended curate camp, an un-conference that grew out of code4lib. The sessions that were proposed focused on data management and curation for the most part. In contrast Susan and I have focused on data use and data-focused research methods. It was interesting to see... more

American Association of Law Librarians – 2011

This weekend, I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the American Association of Law Librarians in Philadelphia, PA. Some of you may remember that my last trip to Philly resulted in theft of my phone 🙁 so I exercised my best big-city behavior this time and kept my phone in my pocket –... more

ASERL discovery webinar

Today Lynn, Carolyn, Tim, Steve, Susan, Leslie, Jean-Paul, Kevin and Erik got together to attend the ASERL webinar on discovery services. We hear from Wally Grotophorst at George Mason University and Marshall Breeding at Vanderbilt. Wally talked about the George Mason University experience with Aquabrowser. He discussed some approaches to cross data indexing including just... more

ALA – graffiti research and panel sessions

On Saturday I had the pleasure of coordinating a panel on cloud computing “Updates to cloud computing for library services” that built on the session from last year. This year we had speakers from a wide range of areas talk about cloud computing in the 2 hour session. Chris Tonjes from DC Public Library talked... more

NISO RDA webinar

Today, Erik, Carolyn, Lauren C, Derrik, Alan Keely, Leslie McCall, Steve Kelly, Beth Tedford, Mark McKone, Linda Ziglar, Jean-Paul and Chris B. attended the first of a two part NISO seminar on RDA. The webinar gave a good overview of FRBR and how RDA facilitates the creation of records following the FRBR metadata model. Rorbert... more

SerialsSolutions Summon and HathiTrust full-text indexing

“Just as GoogleBook search brought book search to the open web, this advancement brings full text book search and integrated content discovery to serious researchers. . .” Today Mary Beth, Susan, Derrik, Lauren C, Tim, Audra, Craig, Cristina, Steve, Leslie, Lynn, Kaeley, Erik, Barry and Giz attended a webinar about the recent launch of the... more

Commercial offering of a digital asset mangement system

Today Susan and Erik attended a webinar on a Digital Asset management system offered by a ExLibris information systems. It was interesting to see how the vendor discussed asset management and how this current example of a system differs from those previously offered, particularly because we have used a few of their previous products! In... more

ASERL Webinar on Next-Generation Discovery Systems

Roz, Erik, Ellen M., Kaeley, Craig, Audra, Rebecca, Kevin, Derrick, Susan and Mary S.attended the ASERL Next Gen Discovery Tools session. The session was an overview of various next-generation discovery systems (e.g Serials Solutions Summon, WorldCat Local and Ebsco Discovery Services among others). ECU reported on their methodology for evaluating and selecting a product (ultimately... more

iRODS user conference

Today I went to the iRODS user conference in Chapel Hill, NC. iRODS stands for Integrated Rule Oriented Data System. the system is intended to be used as a data and digital object curation system that supports data curation activities (e.g. preservation activities) and access activite (e.g. create, access, replace, update, version). iRODS is usable... more

Vufind updates

JP already talked about Vufind but I thought I would add in my notes from the Vufind talk today. Demian Katz (Villanova) took some time in the afternoon to talk about Vufind and its growing support for metadata standards other than MARC. The update centered on how Vufind had been re-tuned to be more agnostic... more


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