Congratulations to the Open Knowledge Foundation on the launch of BibSoup, a site where anyone can upload and share a bibliography. It’s a great idea, and an awesome addition to the developing knowledge ecosystem.
Posts Categorized: metadata
Karen Coyle visited us today to talk with us about why it is time for libraries to move to a more modern idea of data, one that focuses more on the data and less on the records, and probably one that makes use of the linked data format that consists of links pointing at public… Read more »
Soo Young Rieh is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She recently finished a study (funded in part by MacArthur) on how people assess the credibility of sources when they are just searching for information and when they are actually posting information. Her study didn’t focus on a particular age… Read more »
We’re really really really pleased that the Digital Public Library of America has chosen two of our projects to be considered (at an Oct. 21 open plenary meeting) for implementation as part of the DPLA’s beta sprint. We worked insanely hard all summer to turn our prototypes for Harvard into services suitable for a national… Read more »
Klint Finley at ReadWriteWeb discusses a report from the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner that asks if anonymization preserves privacy against attempts to re-identification. The report concludes that anonymization remains an important safeguard, and that the risks of re-identification of individuals within a crowd of anonymized data are lower than many fear. That’s good news…. Read more »
MacKenzie Smith of MIT and Creative Commons talks about the new 4-star rating system for open licenses for metadata from cultural institutions: The draft is up on the LOD-LAM site. Here are some comments on the system from open access guru Peter Suber.
Roy Tennant of OCLC talks about that organization’s commitment to linked data. At 2:30 he recapitulates his announcement that OCLC will release bibliographic data for the million works most widely held by libraries. Towards the end, he talks about the tension at the OCLC between opening data and the need to fund the infrastructure for… Read more »
Discovery, the metadata ecology for UK education and research, invites stakeholders to join us in adopting a set of principles to enhance the impact of our knowledge resources for the furtherance of scholarship and innovation… It’s a hard list to disagree with…especially if your team has been working on LibraryCloud as an open metadata server.
Here’s a surprisingly touching video from Jon Voss, touting the power of metadata: I say “surprisingly touching” because it is about metadata, after all.