Monthly Archives: May 2004

Recombinant metadata

A very interesting article on metadata aggregation, Improving Metadata Quality: Augmentation and Recombination

CS course on semantic web

Interesting to see what a course, CS646, on the Semantic Web looks like. One of the exam questions looks at developing a (simple) ontology for a library. Not immediately clear what level this is at.

eBay platform

Google, Amazon and eBay are increasingly becoming large scale computational platforms available to other applications through web services. See recent announement from eBay. At this week’s Microsoft Conference, eBay and Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: NM: BORL) announced a new relationship that will provide Borland developers with access to tools and resources for creating Web services … Continue reading eBay platform

Mark Butler on semantic web

Mark Butler {HP Labs : People Pages : Dr Mark H Butler) is a researcher at HP Labs working with Simile and Dspace at MIT. He has some interesting pieces about the semantic web which query the utility of RDF. See for example Is the semantic web hype? [pdf].

Expense reports on the web

Library and Archives Canada employees’ expense reports are available for inspection on the web. On December 12, 2003, the Prime Minister announced a new policy on the mandatory publication of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials. [Travel and Hospitality Expenses Reports – Library and Archives Canada]

NISO metadata workshop

Powerpoint proceedings from Metadata Practices on the Cutting Edge – National Information Standards Organization (NISO) now available.

Holdings map

Check out the world map showing holdings.

Coyle on rights expression languages

Karen Coyle’s report on Rights Expression Languages, commissioned by the Library of Congress, is available linked from their Standards (The Library of Congress) page.

Berners Lee on semantic web

“People ask,” he said, “so what’s the Semantic Web killer app going to be? That’s not the right question.” The real proof of the Semantic Web, he said, is when new connections are made, and new links between information emerge. [ Berners-Lee Keeps WWW2004 Focused on Semantic Web [May. 20, 2004]]

Nature web focus on scholarly publishing

A collection of articles on open access to scholarly literature: Nature web focus: Access to the literature: the debate continues.