Friday, July 17, 2009

Electronic Resources & Libraries

In collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, ER&L is excited to announce 2010 conference plans.

The conference will be held February 1 – 3, 2010 at the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, USA. There will be Pre-conference workshops on January 31, 2010.

Early registration (from September 15, 2009 – December 1, 2009) will be $220. More detailed information will soon be posted on the Wiki.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Alternative to Institutional Repositories

BibApp might be an alternative to the traditional IR.
BibApp matches researchers on your campus with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations and to find experts in research areas. With BibApp, it’s easy to see what publications can be placed on the Web for greater access and impact. BibApp can push those publications directly into an institutional or other repository.
Version 1 is due this summer, it supports tagging and should support COinS and export in RIS format when finished. They are looking for people to help with the development.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Semantic Web 4 Libraries Pipes

Fiona Bradley at Semantic Library has put together a Yahoo Pipes feed of weblogs covering the Semantic Web for libraries.
A while ago now, Jodi Schneider floated the idea of setting up a Planet for Semantic Web and Libraries. I had some trouble with various flavours of the Planet and Venus software, so instead I put something I’m calling a ‘Planet Lite’ together in Yahoo Pipes. Let me know if you like it! And feel free to suggest additional blogs, I have only listed a few to start.

Semantic Web & Libraries ‘Planet Lite’: JSON and RSS also available.

I've subscribed to the RSS feed.

Monday, July 13, 2009

BookServer Specification

A specification is being developed for distribution of books via a catalog, the OpenPub standard.
OpenPub is an initiative of Lexcycle, Adobe, the Internet Archive, and O'Reilly Media to create an Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) enabling the widespread discovery, description, and access of book and other published material on the open web. OPDS utilizes existing or emergent open standards and conventions such as ATOM with a priority on simplicity and extensibility.
Libraries might have an interest in this. Why are none among the developers?