The LAM hits the road

We’ve held our first two workshops on library, archive and museum collaboration at the Smithsonian and Yale a couple of weeks ago. While we walked into these daylong sessions with a carefully crafted agenda, a nifty scene-setting presentation and a fabulous facilitator (Diane Zorich), we still didn’t quite know what to expect – a train …

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Terminologies meeting notes available

With all of the flurry of activity around here, I forgot to mention* that the summary report from our terminologies meeting in September are now available. (Günter blogged about the meeting.) We’ve also made our terminologies “Strawman” document available. We developed the Strawman to give examples of different ways a terminologies service could be developed, …

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Approaches to metadata creation: Our survey results!

The RLG Programs Descriptive Metadata Practices Survey results are now out! The report is divided into two documents: RLG Programs’ interpretation of the results and the issues we identified to pursue in future projects. (13 pages) The data supplement with the charts and graphs generated from the 89 survey responses and the survey instrument. (46 …

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Breaking and entering

This one is just irresistible. A recent article in the Guardian (UK) caught my eye. You are read the article yourself, but to summarize…. Apparently, a group of, well, experts, broke into the Panthéon in Paris and fixed the clock. They went completely undetected until they outed themselves and told the authorities that they could …

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When the haiku hits the fan…

Last week in Philadelphia, RLG Programs held a two-day event exploring collaborative approaches to managing print collections in a digital era.  The program, entitled “When the Print Hits the Fan,” was attended by 35 collections officers and access heads from over 20 RLG Programs partner institutions in North America, the UK, and Ireland. On Day One we explored four major …

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Reading level

This is one of those Friday things. I saw a link to a Blog Reading Level web toy, which I assume looks at the words used in a blog. I thought I’d try it out against HangingTogether, and the result is… On the one hand, this looks like a positive thing (of course, this means …

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Getting “Good Terms”

We’ve had a flurry of recent publications and projects getting to the reporting-out stage recently, which is very gratifying. The most recent of those (as I write this now, aware that others are in the hopper!) is the “Good Terms” article published in the most recent D-Lib Magazine. The article was written by Peter B. …

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Welcome to John MacColl!

I am (and we are) pleased to welcome John MacColl to RLG Programs. John will be working with RLG Program Partners and other organizations in the UK, Ireland, and the rest of Europe. We’ll really benefit from having eyes and ears on the ground in this part of the world, so this is good news …

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Picking Up the Pace

I’m absolutely thrilled that we have recruited my good buddy Andrew Pace of North Carolina State University to join OCLC. Andrew combines a unique blend of public and private experience, having worked for both a library software company as well as a public university. He led the team that launched the first implementation of an …

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surf’s up

A good friend once told me how to learn to surf: paddle out, practice, watch the waves, stand up. While my colleagues have been traveling, I’ve been musing about all the work they are doing to bring changes to our communities. We know a thing or two about changes here at RLG Programs, having surfed …

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