Listen: 32:18 Also in ogg Guarding patron privacy is kind of the default in the library business. When it comes to knowing who checked out what and when libraries usually prefer to flush the cache — except when it comes to collecting fines! But in an age of public Amazon purchase lists, automatic tweets, and… Read more »
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Listen: 27:09 Also in ogg It starts with an idea: You’re a scholar and you use the web to search for sources. How can you collect your sources and their metadata without having to copy, paste, reformat? Or spend your starving researcher’s budget on some proprietary software? That’s only the beginning for Zotero, a free,… Read more »
Anra Kennedy of Culture 24 and Susan Chun of the Audience project talk at the LOD-LAM conference about the value of data about the attendees of museums and other cultural institutions, and the advantages and limitations of making that that data open.
Brewster Kahle gives a tour of one of the Internet Archive‘s book scanning facilities. This one is part of the Archive’s San Francisco headquarters: Recorded during a tour of the facilities, as part of the LOD-LAM conference.
Eric Hellman explains how GlueJar.com will enable readers to pool money to buy the rights to works so that those works can be made available for free to the world. (Recorded at the LOD-LAM conference in San Francisco.)
Kristin Eschenfelder of University of Wisconsin Madison discusses her recent research on why cultural institutions resist making their materials openly available (videoed at the LODLAM conference).
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 »
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, reads from an oddly prescient 1936 about preserving the current media types:
Listen: 23:59 Also in ogg Scholarly journals were once enormously expensive. Because they were pricey to produce — it took a lot of money to coordinate the peer review, and to edit, print, bind, and distribute all those volumes — access was pricey as well. But digital publishing and collaboration has reduced many of the… Read more »