Speaking of the symposium…

The deadline to register for our “Discovery to Delivery in New Contexts” symposium is quickly approaching. Please register by March 5th (you must be from an RLG Programs Partner institution in order to attend, but there is no fee). We have over 100 people from a variety of institutions who will be coming, so join …

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Search in 2017

On Friday, I attended the long-running “Friday afternoon seminar,” (also known as the “Buckland-Larson-Lynch seminar,” also known by its formal course title…) at UC Berkeley. The seminar is available through the iSchool (formerly known as the “School for Information Management and Studies,” formerly known as the “School of Library and Information Studies”…) and is available …

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Return from the Moon…

As Anne has noted, we don’t often blog about personal issues. Keen readers of HangingTogether may have noticed that I have been absent for some time. There’s a good reason for that. On November 5th, RedLightGreen was turned off and users were redirected to WorldCat.org. On November 6th, my daughter was born. I was away …

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Personal lists and predatory birds

OCLC recently updated the WorldCat.org service with some new features, including a tool that automatically generates pre-formatted citations in a variety of styles.  We used to have something similar in RedLightGreen (2003-2006) — a key difference being that RedLightGreen enabled a user to save a list of citations for subsequent use.  I quite liked the “personal list” function — …

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Functional Requirements for a Global Digital Library?

Richard Johnson, formerly of SPARC and now a special consultant to ARL, has written a useful article on mass digitization partnerships that summarizes some of the key concerns of research institutions:  Are the combined efforts of the Google-, MSN- and OCA-library partners likely to produce a corpus of text that supports scholarship?  Are content-contributors — jointly …

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