Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tunguska Event

Is it sad that I work at a library that deals with meteorite impacts and I'm looking forward to the Secret Files: Tunguska video Game?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

NLM Tag Suite

NISO's Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Based on the NLM’s Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite has been approved.

Library Card Sign-up Month 2009

From ALA, "September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time to remind parents and kids that a library card is the most important school supply of all."

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

COinS Generator Problem

It seems the COinS Generator has been down for quite some time. Anyone know the story?

ER&L 2010 Conference - Call for Proposals

Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010
February 1-3, 2010
Austin, TX

Call for Proposals

ER&L Conference Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal for the Electronic Resources & Libraries 2010 Conference to be held February 1-3, 2010 with pre-conferences on January 31st. The conference location will be on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin at the AT&T Conference Center. Topics include managing, selecting, assessing and marketing e-resources as well as issues in digital rights and relationships in and out of libraries.

View Track Descriptions.

Proposal Deadline: Proposals will be evaluated as they are received, and priority may be given to those who submit early. The Proposal Deadline is October 30, 2009.

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. We will also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees to help shape the program. Proposals should be for original work that has not been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions with complementary subject matter.

Compensation: Presenters receive 50% off the cost of registration.

More info: ER&L provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services. The idea of this event is to bring together stakeholders inside and outside of the library to look at the impact the digital environment has on library collections, access to resources, and our organizations. We invite various perspectives and approaches to managing, promoting and accessing electronic resources. We hope to foster collaborative, cross-departmental, cross-community approaches to the issues e-resources have brought to our environment.

More information about the Call for Proposals is available.

ER&L '10 conference details are online.

Adapted from the e-mail announcement. The weblog software has no way to have an ampersand in the tags. It should be ER&L

SKOS and Linked Data

News from the W3C about linking SKOS and linked data.
From Chaos, Order: SKOS Recommendation Helps Organize Knowledge

Today W3C announces a new standard that builds a bridge between the world of knowledge organization systems - including thesauri, classifications, subject headings, taxonomies, and folksonomies - and the linked data community, bringing benefits to both. Libraries, museums, newspapers, government portals, enterprises, social networking applications, and other communities that manage large collections of books, historical artifacts, news reports, business glossaries, blog entries, and other items can now use Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) to leverage the power of linked data. The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group also published today two Group Notes with the Recommendation, updating the SKOS Primer and SKOS Use Cases and Requirements. Read the press release and testimonials and learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.