If you are still on the fence about whether to attend the American Libraries Association (ALA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this summer, this bit of news might help you make your decision. There will be a special performance by the Oxford Commas, a band composed of librarians and university press editors who are dedicated to raising the grammatical standard in popular music. The set list will include such favorites as: Whom Do You Love?, You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet, and Two Out of Three Is Not Bad.
Looking for a new job? Or maybe you just want to keep tabs on the industry? We are always excited to share career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, indexing, and information management that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.
What exactly is a virtual repository of metadata? The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), launched with a set of linked, accessible, digital materials from libraries, archives, and museums around the country. Their tag line is “A Wealth of Knowledge.”
The Force11 project (the Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) describes itself as a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders. Their vision could be considered ambitious in that they look to a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal, and explicit network of knowledge.
Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the very honorable librarian profession. The web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.
Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the librarian profession. The new web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.
Regardless of when you went to school, the image that comes to your mind when hearing the term librarian is very similar to mine and everyone else’s. Gray hair, bun, wire framed glasses on a lanyard sitting on the end of her nose and tight pursed lips that you are sure hasn’t smiled in years, if ever. Was I really that far off?
Two upcoming webinars presented by ASIS&T should not be missed. On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST), “ Introduction to Semantic Web and Linked Data” will cover the basic concepts behind the semantic web and its implementation through linked data.