READABILITY – a new year lagniappe

Best wishes to our readers from all of us at hangingtogether and OCLC Research. We’re grateful for the attention you give our thoughts and hope to continue contributing to the design of the future library, archive, and museum. As a final thank-you for the year I urge you to install Readability in your web browser. …

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Getting to Know Pebbles

Recently I’ve required access to more computing power than I normally have available, since as part of the “Cloud Library” project managed by my colleague Constance Malpas we need to process millions of records from WorldCat, the Hathi Trust, and a regional storage facility. Luckily, OCLC Research sits on quite a bit of processing power, …

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Europeana at the Halfway Mark

For the recent LIBER/EBLIDA workshop on digitization at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, I was asked to provide a view on Europeana from the US perspective. Of course, I neither speak for the US nor do I have inside information about Europeana, but I’d been following it from afar and had read just about …

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Another reason we’re not like the Japanese: e-book sales

During my last two visits to Japan I met a very interesting fellow who works for one of the country’s biggest publication distribution companies. His particular role is to manage the electronic distribution of a wide-range of publications. Manga are the biggest portion of what is sold in this form. Because the numbers he showed …

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