Unstoppable new working group

We’re certainly not lacking any excitement these days at RLG – as if the recent news weren’t enough, today at around 10:30 am our nook of Mountain View had a complete power outage. Since the darkness inside contrasted rather unfavorably with the brilliant sunshine outside, I decided to take a walk through our backyard marsh …

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Librarians, suddenly popular

A recent television ad from Ask.com [you need a media player], “Librarians Love Ask.” (According to ResourceShelf, this ad was filmed in the library at Rutgers University and features unscripted comments from Ask’s head of search technology, Apostolos Gerasoulis). In the meantime, Google is planning to shoot a “movie” on librarians and how they love …

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Pick of the litter* from CNI Spring Project Briefing

I’d like to highlight what I thought was a great presentation from the recent CNI Spring Task Force Meeting. Barbara Taranto’s presentation, Embracing the (De)contextualization of Digital Artifacts gave New York Public Library’s perspective on the various challenges faced in managing and growing a large, publicaly accessible collection of digital material. NYPL has found itself …

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Ch-ch-changes

The emails have been flying thick and fast today, and many people have asked me what’s up at RLG. Here’s a press release and a FAQ. RLG staff found out about this at 10 am Pacific. Beyond what’s outlined here, I know virtually nothing (but it’s very flattering to find out that so many of …

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MDID ingenuity

Another week, another conference. Now I’m getting ready for the annual Art Libraries Society (ARLIS) conference, which will take me to Banff this year. (For those amongst you who are jealous, I personally think it’s only fair, since I’ll also have to go to DC 3 times this summer.) I’ll give a talk on the …

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RLG and web archiving

Continuing my walk down memory lane…. I attended the Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2006 Task Force Meeting and gave a project briefing titled, Archiving and Preserving the Web: Future Directions and Applications. [I am hopeful that our presentations will be linked from the abstract soon.] I was joined by two colleagues from the Internet …

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