Enjoying the Scots

I had a very enjoyable conversation today with Martyn Wade, National Librarian and Chief Executive, of the National Library of Scotland. He made me aware of the relatively new legislation that updates the purpose and functions of the National Library. The library had been operating under legislation that dated from 1925. The new legislation positions …

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Born Digital for Those Born Analog

The first outcome of an ongoing OCLC Research activity, Demystifying Born Digital, is a report, You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media. Jackie Dooley and I submitted a draft of this document to some of the smartest people we know (see the list here) …

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Wikimania 2012: copyright and closing thoughts

This is the last in series of posting on my first Wikimania. I’m (mostly) focusing on the connection between Wikipedia and libraries, and approaching topics thematically, rather than going through the conference in order. I was distracted by the Society of American Archivists meeting (which I’ll be blogging about soon!), but I’m back to wrap …

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OCLC Research at SAA

Well, it’s that time of year — time for many of us to pull up stakes and head to the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, this year in San Diego. I’ll be attending along with other OCLC Research colleagues: Jennifer, Bruce, Ellen, Ixchel, and Jackie, who will be taking office as president of SAA …

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Wikipedia and Libraries: The Afterwebinar

At 556 attendees strong the recent OCLC Research Webinars “Librarians are Wikipedians Too” and  “Wikipedia and Libraries: The Connection” piqued the progressive, exploratory minds of Librarians worldwide. Conviced tech managers at independent research libraries asked for help to jump onto the Commons mass upload bandwagon. Reference Librarians started to dream up combined workshop / editathons, from …

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