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.
Planning on attending the upcoming Computers in Libraries conference in D.C. next month? The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has partnered with Information Today to provide members with an exclusive discount. SLA members who register before February 25th will pay the reduced rate of $249 for the full three-day conference on March 21-23, 2011.
Words of encouragement mixed with some motivational challenge for SLA members came from James King, the 2010 President of the Washington, DC Chapter and long-time convener of the Information Futurists Caucus.