Monthly Archives: January 2009

Open catalog APIs and data: ALA presentation notes posted

I’ve now posted my materials for the two panels I participated in at ALA Midwinter. I have slides  available for “Opening the ILS for Discovery: The Digital Library Federation’s ILS-Discovery Interface Recommendations“, a presentation for LITA’s Next Generation Catalog interest … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman wins Newbery medal; more Newbery honorees go online

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Denver for ALA Midwinter.    While I was there, they announced the winner of this year’s Newbery medal: Neil Gaiman‘s Graveyard Book.  I’ve been hoping to get around to this book– but … Continue reading

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Repository services, Part 2: Supporting deposit and access

A couple of days ago, I talked about how we provided multiple repository services, and why an institutional scholarship repository needs to provide more than just a place to store stuff.  In this post, I’ll describe some of the useful … Continue reading

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Repository services, Part 1: Galleries vs. self-storage units

Back near the start of my occasional series on repositories, I noted that we had not just one but a number of repositories, each serving different purposes. In tight budgetary times, this approach might seem questionable.  Right now, we’re putting … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day 2009: Freeing the libraries

In many countries, January 1 isn’t just the start of a new year: it’s the time when a new year’s worth of works are welcomed into the public domain.  As I noted in last year’s Public Domain Day post, countries … Continue reading

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