My Library Journal article on Google and the FTC ruling
Some MARC2BIBFRAME examples
Presentations from 2012 now available.
Write-up of keynotes from DC2012 in Kuching, Malaysia and Emtacl12 in Trondheim, Norway now available as a document: Think "Different"
Follow the work of the W3C incubator group on Linked Library Data.
Two ALA Library Technology Reports are now available:TaDa!! "Understanding the Semantic Web" has won the
ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award!
Excerpt from Understanding the Semantic Web, "Library Data in a Modern Context."
Slides of my talk on the Google AAP settlement (pre-DOJ letter) are available on slideshare or in PDF for download.
Making Connections, netConnect, 4/15/2009, in which I expound upon (!) the possibilities of linked bibliographic data.
Metadata Mix and Match, my article in NISO's Information Standards Quarterly, Winter, 2009. This article talks about gaining the ability to mix together metadata from different sources -- not by dumbing them all down to a single set of data elements, but by "smarting them up." Smarting up means being able to mix together elements from different sources.
Slides of my talk "Metadata is a Plural Noun" given at NETSL, 2009. Blurb: "Libraries have operated for over 150 years with a very singular view of bibliographic metadata: the catalog record. In a new world of interactive, networked information, the catalog record can no longer stand apart if it is to serve information users. The focus must move from the record to the data itself, and to the many contexts where bibliographic data elements must be designed to interact with the online information universe."
The settlement between the Author's Guild/AAP and Google: Karen's blog postings
- Resource Description
and Access (RDA); Cataloging Rules for the 20th Century. With Diane Hillmann.
D-Lib Magazine, January/February, 2007. v. 13, n. 1/2
- Although the subtitle of this piece was too subtle for many readers, this
D-Lib opinion piece that Diane Hillmann and I wrote states our opinion that
the work on this proposed next version of the library cataloging rules "can
only keep us rooted firmly in the 20th, if not the 19th century." The library
catalog must undergo radical change to throw off its card-based legacy, or
libraries will be left in the dust by more nimble providers of information
services. This paper generated considerable discussion at the Seattle 2007
ALA conference, but it's going to take more than some articles to make change
happen. Some of us are working on next steps.
- Proud to Swim Home: New Orleans After Katrina.
- In June, 2006, the American Library Association was the first large group
to hold its convention in New Orleans. The Association had declared its intention
to come to New Orleans as early as fall, 2005. Because of this, many of us
got our first chance to visit post-Katrina New Orleans, and to bring home
our stories. This is mine. (PDF for printing, although
Metadata for Copyright Status, First Monday, October, 2005
- The result of work I've been doing on the rights framework for the California
Digital Library, this paper introduces the concept of adding copyright-related
metadata to the descriptive metadata for digital objects. More information
about the CDL project (and perhaps some context for this work) is at http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/rights/.
- Review: Free Culture, by Lawrence Lessig,
Information Technology and Libraries, December, 2004, pp. 198-199
- My review of Larry Lessig's third book. The book is a very readable account
of the interaction of copyright and culture, all told through stories of real
people, from the Wright Brothers to college students using p2p technology
(and getting caught). Yes, a book on copyright that you can take on vacation!