Webinar on WorldCat Search API

Thanks to my colleague Merrilee for announcing the WorldCat Search API. I guess I was so busy planning a Hackathon in November to help folks use it that I forgot to blog about it. More on the Hackathon later. But something coming up next week on Wednesday is a webinar on the API: You are …

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WorldCat API

My colleagues Roy Tennant and Bruce Washburn have invested significant effort into the WorldCat API effort, and now it’s out (Roy has been so busy, he hasn’t had time to blog about it here!). The API is available to all OCLC member libraries that maintain a cataloging subscription. The API was announced earlier this month …

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More Access is Better

One of my RLG colleagues today brought us a question from an institution that was considering their options for what to do with a large mass of digitized content they were planning to create. The question was basically this: would they be better off just making it accessible themselves and letting the search engines guide …

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Mid August news round up

Because it’s Friday (and because I have a cold!), this is just a round up of bits I’ve been meaning to blog about. They are piling up, and I figure it’s better to get out even a little bit on each, rather than try to find the time to blog about each one in depth. …

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WRAP up

The description of our newly launched Workflows in Research Assessment Program (WRAP) is now up on our website. WRAP fits within our Supporting New Modes of Scholarship theme. We will be looking at new and changing workflows for libraries in support of research assessment by institutions. In countries with strong research assessment programmes, such as …

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LIBER, Equality, Fraternization

This year’s annual LIBER conference was held in Istanbul’s Koç University – a private university on the outskirts of the city. Ricky and I attended, and joined European librarians in jovial mood. A lot of attention in the European research library community at present is on Europeana, the European digital library which is being built …

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EAD @ 10 and the future of archival description

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been involved in planning the upcoming EAD @ 10 symposium. The full agenda has been posted and registration is now open. RLG Partners can register for free, email me for details. For the rest of you, early bird registration closes on the Wednesday the 13th. I’ve been helping to coordinate …

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Programs viennent à Paris!

RLG Programs will run its first European Partner Meeting in Paris on 5-6 November 2008. We felt that, although several of our European Partners are represented at our Annual Meetings, for many of them a venue in Europe is more realistic. Paris was chosen not simply for the obvious reasons, but also because its transport …

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