Friday, November 11, 2011

NISO Teleconference

News from NISO.
NISO will continue its monthly open teleconference series this coming Monday, November 14th at 3:00 PM. This month, we will be discussing Standards for Digital Bookmarking and Annotation Sharing, a new NISO project. NISO has begun work to create a standard syntax for how bookmarks and notes should be located in a digital text, especially in online environments that might be continually updated or mutable. NISO held two meetings, supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, on this topic last month in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Books in Browsers (San Francisco, CA), where interested parties, including librarians, vendors and developers discussed requirements for functional specifications.

We'll be talking about the initiative overall and the items raised during the meetings. Peter Brantley, Director, BookServer Project at the Internet Archive and Rob Sanderson, Information Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library will participate in the conversation together with Todd Carpenter, Managing Director of NISO.

The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time.

Another OS ILS

Project Next-L, the librarian community in Japan has announced the release of the open-source integrated library system, Next-L Enju Leaf 1.0.0.

Next-L Enju Leaf is a full-featured ILS built on Ruby on Rails 3.1, Apache Solr and their RESTful architecture. A live demo site is available.

Next-L Enju has been adopted by some libraries in Japan, for example, National Diet Library and National Institute for Materials Science.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Syriac Romanization Table

Melchite Hirmologion written in Syriac Sertâ b...Image via WikipediaThe Policy and Standards Division has received a proposal for a new Syriac romanization table. Comments due by January 16, 2012.