LC and OCLC Collaborate on Linked Data

As we have said before, the Library of Congress and OCLC have been sharing information and approaches regarding library linked data. In a nutshell, we have two different use cases and strategies that we believe are compatible and complementary. Now, in a just co-published white paper, we are beginning to share more details and evidence that …

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Gifts for archivists (and librarians)?

[Update: our holiday gift guide is now available! Thanks for the contributions] Last year we asked on the ArchiveGrid blog for suggestions for gifts for archivists — and we were blown away by the number (and quality!) of suggestions (posted in 24 fun and practical gifts for archivists). This year, we’re moving the conversation over …

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“Managing Monsters”? Academics and Assessment

Recently in the London Review of Books Marina Warner explained why she quit her post at the University of Essex. I found it a shocking essay. Warner was pushed out because she is chairing the Booker Prize committee this year, in addition to delivering guest lectures at Oxford. (If those lectures are anything like Managing …

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“The Strange Library”

The English translation of Haruki Murakami’s new book, The Strange Library, (村上春樹, ふしぎな図書館) is coming out soon. I learned about it from Steve Witt of UIUC, at a workshop of international and area studies librarians. Unfortunately I cannot read Japanese, but Steve tells me that Murakami’s young protagonist goes to a library to ask about Ottoman tax law, a …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 3)

This is the third of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  Part 2 described the two plenary discussions.  This part summarizes the breakout discussions. Following the presentations, attendees divided into breakout groups.  There were a variety of suggested topics, but the discussions took on lives of their own.  …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 2)

This is the second of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  This part summarizes the two plenary discussions. Research Records and Artifact EcologiesNatasa Miliç-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge Natasa illustrated the diversity and complexity of digital research information comparing it to a rainbow and asking how do …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 1)

This is the first of three posts about the The Evolving Scholarly Record and the Evolving Stewardship Ecosystem workshop held on 10 June 2014 in Amsterdam. OCLC Research staff observed that while there are a lot of discussions about changes in the scholarly record, the discussions are fragmented. They set out to provide a high-level …

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Linked Data Survey results 6 – Advice from the implementers

    OCLC Research conducted an international linked data survey for implementers between 7 July and 15 August 2014. This is the sixth-–and last-–post in the series reporting the results.   An objective in conducting this survey was to learn from the experiences of those who had implemented or were implementing linked data projects/services.  We appreciate …

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