The tail of the COMET (Project)

Today the University of Cambridge released the final dataset from its COMET (Cambridge Open METadata) project. The final dataset contains more than 600,000 records derived from OCLC’s WorldCat available as both Marc21 and RDF triples under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY). All the previous data sets released, as well as this one, have …

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The value of the OCLC Research Library Partnership

What is the value of the OCLC Research Library Partnership? Don’t take it from me, hear it directly from library thought leaders, who describe the strengths of the OCLC Research Library Partnership and discuss how libraries benefit from participating. Fortunately we had a camera rolling and their thoughts are captured in this video. Thanks to …

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Check out the sandbox: ArchiveGrid

Last month, Jim blogged about the new and experimental ArchiveGrid. If you meant to take a look and forgot, I’ll remind you again — go take a look. And plan to join us for a free webinar on ArchiveGrid on November 3rd. Details and a link to register are available here. From the blurb: ArchiveGrid, …

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Day of Digital Archives blog

Jackie and I have been poring over the engaging posts on the Day of Digital Archives blog today, impressed with the many views into the work lives of those attempting to preserve content that was born digital or that has become digital. It’s really a wonderful compilation of the varieties of challenges these endeavors present. …

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Social metadata for LAMs

Metadata helps users locate resources that meet their specific needs. But metadata also helps us to understand the data we find and helps us to evaluate what we should spend our time on. Traditionally, staff at libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) create metadata for the content they manage. However, social metadata—content contributed by users—is evolving …

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