Friday, February 09, 2007

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes looks interesting. No time to play with it now, but how about running the RSS feeds from our catalogs through Flickr, Google Maps or .... Dead simple mash-ups. Accepts XML, so it is not limited to RSS feeds, those just seem to be the most commonly used.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Video Annotation

Integrating Contextual Video Annotation into Media Authoring for Video Podcasting and Digital Medical Records by I-Jong Lin and Hui Chao is a new HP report.
In this paper, we demonstrate how rich media annotation can enable two new applications for video podcasting and digital medical records. At WIAMIS 2004, we introduced an innovative video annotation technology called Active Shadows, that captures a virtual presence interacting with a displayed image and overlays on top of a digital image. With Active Shadows, we combine the expert opinion and presence (of a professor and doctor) with the informationally rich images (presentation slides and medical images, respectively). We identify current forms of media whose value can be enhanced through this type of annotation, and introduce a basic workflow to produce new forms of media. This paper specifically discusses two experimental media workflows, one for authoring video for portable video devices (video podcasting) and another for integrating diagnoses with medical imaging for digital patient records.

Geospatial Metadata Standards

News from the FGDC community.
The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee L1, Geographic Information Systems and the Canadian General Standards Board – Committee on Geomatics (CGSB-CoG) have released a draft of the North American Profile of International Standards Organization Standard 19115: 2003, Geographic information - Metadata (NAP – Metadata) for review. Review and comment from other metadata practitioners are also invited. Comments are invited to assure that the Profile meets the needs of the geographic information community in both the United States and Canada.

The review period began on February 1, 2007 and ends March 16, 2007.

ONIX Resource

Here is a go-to place for ONIX Records for Libraries
I am trying to gather information on publishers who make ONIX records available for downloading. Here is what I have so far. If you know of another publisher that freely offers ONIX records for downloading, please contact me.
Provides searching of the records and instructions on getting them for yourself.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Public comment for revision of DCMI Abstract Model

The DCMI Abstract Model, which attained the status of DCMI Recommendation in March 2005, has been revised in light of discussion and feedback from the DCMI Architecture Working Group, the DCMI Usage Board, and the broader community. This revised version of the Abstract Model has been posted for a four-week public comment period. A revised DCMI Namespace Policy proposing a new DCMI namespace for Abstract Model entities has been posted for comment at the same time. For more information please consult a longer announcement on the DC-ARCHITECTURE mailing list. Interested members of the public are invited to post comments on these Proposed Recommendations to the DC-ARCHITECTURE mailing list, including "[DCAM Public Comment]" in the subject line. Public Comment will be open from 5 February through 5 March 2007.