Terminologies, implemented

Way back when (in November), I wrote about the report from the terminologies services meeting we held in September. The report gives a ranked list of the highest priorities use cases for a terminologies service. The top vote-getter was “Leveraging terminology for search optimization,” and the elves in Dublin, Ohio (namely, Diane Vizine-Goetz and her …

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RBMS: day three

We had a half day of plenary sessions yesterday, starting with a pairing of a scholar who relies on digital sources to help his work (Matthew Fisher, UCLA) and a digital library professional (Steven Davison, UCLA). Matthew’s talk was a great reminder of all that library cataloging is (and is not) doing for a medieval …

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RBMS: day two

Susan Allen opened the second day by picking up Gary Strong’s (by now) much repeated “it’s our time.” It’s our time, yes, said Susan, but we must be vigilant. Sentiment is not enough for asserting that books and special collections are important. Susan has started a list of reasons and has 17! Send her more …

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RBMS: day one

The first day of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section preconference was actually Tuesday, but since most of that day involved getting myself to the conference site (including sitting in stopped-dead LA traffic for about 20 minutes while an accident was cleared) and attending a reception, there was not much to report. Aside from that …

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Annual meeting materials now online

All the Powerpoints, summary notes, and MP3 files from our annual meeting are available now. This includes both the general meeting (Day One and Two), as well as the Digitization and the Humanities Symposium. Jennifer Schaffner and I have written a report about the symposium, which includes our general observations about where we think the …

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June: a busy month

Some HangingTogether readers may wonder if we are all off on summer vacation. Hardly! June has been a busy month, starting with our Annual Meeting on June 2 and 3. On June 4th, we held a symposium on the impact of digitization on humanities scholarship. We’re still dotting our i’s and crossing our t’s, and …

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Output from the RLG Metadata Tools Forum

I previously blogged about how the May 8, 2008 RLG Programs Metadata Tools Forum all came together, with some photos. We had already added the “summary sheets” created by each of the nine tool developers who showcased their work to the RLG Programs Metadata Tools Forum Web page. Now if you go to that page …

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Acronyms – fragile and high

For quite awhile Lorcan has commented on the relatively heavy weight of library data and exchange standards. In general our community has opted for high value and low participation choices in this arena. This has diminished the library’s impact in the web world. The barrier of our own high acronymic density has made it more …

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