Digitization in Japan

Across the US Thanksgiving holiday I was privileged to give the concluding talk at a symposium on library, archive, museum digitization sponsored by the Keio University Media Center (libraries). They have been RLG members since 2002 and have regularly invited me to keynote these gatherings. There is much more interaction and coordinated activity among the …

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Management Intelligence

During our recent internal Programs and Research summit meeting, we re-visited various portions of the PAR work agenda, looking for opportunities to add, revise, or perhaps even delete. I participated in discussions having to do with the Management Intelligence section of the agenda, which covers work aimed at gathering, mining, and analyzing data sources in …

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‘Tis the season

Continuing our tradition of previous years (okay, RLG Programs was in on it last year), OCLC Programs and Research is pleased to “send” this holiday card your way: http://www.oclc.org/research/holidaycard/2007/index.html The card showcases a new technology from Adobe called “Flex.” Clicking on a word in the tag cloud will show results in a pie chart. Select …

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Browsing audio

Recently I realized that I’m spending almost as much time in “professional listening” as I am doing “professional reading”. So many interviews, Webcasts, TED talks, Google Tech Talks, and the like! So I was intrigued indeed when I read about Searching Video Lectures, a tool from MIT that leverages decades of speech-recognition research to convert …

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