D2D Symposium: files are up

A quick note to let you know that all of the MP3 and PDF files from presentations and discussions are up on the symposium webpage. Some of the files are pretty large (particularly those for the discussions). But you can now pretend you were there, or simply relive the moment. Just back from a great …

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Services for Terminologies

At the beginning of the week, I attended the CCO Advisory Group meeting at the Getty, and I continue to be impressed with the verve of this band of visual resource curators and museum professionals who have written and continue to advance this data content standard. Most of the meeting focused on the question of …

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Discovery to Delivery and Beyond!

[the title of this post should be delivered in your very best Buzz Lightyear voice] At the reception following the first day of our recent Discovery to Delivery symposium, a few attendees gushed that they had really liked what Günter and I did with the More, Better, Faster, Cheaper forum in August. Gulp. Following each …

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Conceptualizing Metadata

During the Bibliographic Control Working Group public meeting last week I had lunch with Karen Coyle, and we chatted about conceptualizing metadata – even if we didn’t pose the question to ourselves as such, I’d say we were both wondering how approaches to description and standards can create an environment which ensures cross-domain interoperability while …

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A wonderful specimen of a user!

We’re always on the look-out for this mystical creature called “the user,” and I am exited to report a public sighting: for a good hour during the Bibliographic Control Working Group public meeting, we had a superb specimen right in front of us. Dr. Timothy Burke, an Associate Professor in the Department of History at …

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IMLS WebWise 2007 – My sleeper-theme

[Image: Ken Hamma, Jay Jordan and Anne Imelda-Radice welcoming IMLS WebWise 2007 attendees] At most conferences I go to, there’s the official theme, and then there’s my personal “sleeper-theme,” some issue that grabs my attention which gets negotiated by a variety of speakers in passing, and may gain more depth in hallway conversations. For IMLS …

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Making ideas “sticky”

This has been making the rounds on the book tour: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. I’m interested in the premise, that one can make an idea “sticky,” that is memorable, compelling, and easily understandable. This is something we need in the library (and archives, and museum) community. We live in …

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IMLS WebWise 2007 – Get the blow-by-blow

If you’re one of the 150 people who wanted to attend WebWise, but didn’t make the registration in time before all slots were filled, may I suggest you turn your attention to musematic.net, where Holly Witchey is currently blogging her heart out. Anyone who writes things such as “Now I am not a meta data …

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