OCLC Research 2011: FutureCast conference

This conference that OCLC Research sponsored back in June 2011 and which was summarized in a series of blog posts that month continues to influence our work. It was constructed around three areas that we imagined would shape the future expectations of library users and therefore of libraries themselves which was why we subtitled it …

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FAST on the street

I’m pleased to say that today OCLC Research released FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) as linked data under an Open Data Commons Attribution license. FAST has been a multi-year project of OCLC Research in collaboration with the Library of Congress. The FAST authority file is an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the …

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