Roy Tennant, California Digital Library Andrew Pace, North carolina State University (NCSU) Packed house which was to be expected. It’s like E.F. Hutton when Roy and Andrew speak. (Do you remember that commercial?) And on top of that, everyone has an interest in OPACs – reference librarians, access services librarians, catalog librarians, etc. Lots of […]
I’ve been reticent about posting my reaction to this late night session. It’s usually lots of fun and you can get a good sense of library technology trends on the bleeding edge. More of the same this year. The theme was library 1.0 versus Library 2.0. It’s all fair game, but I have to agree […]
Lorcan Dempsey Second day of the conference and my first post… It’s been busy, but exhilirating. This was a good session that really worked to bring together the possibilities of web 2.0 for libraries. Lorcan began by emphasizing the need to make bib data work harder; of releasing the value from Library Marc and IsO […]
A great session with the bigger picture of eResource management in mind. Useful for any librarian looking to manage a dispersed and disparate set of library data. Andrew and Stephen have got their mind around what it means to administer records of database subscriptions, ejournals and print journals while at the same time managing access and display issues for librarians and the users we work for. Itâ€™s an all encompassing system that reworks how we can manage our growing eResources and it will involve ALL departments in the library.
Alan Cornish – Systems Librarian, Washington State University Libraries Another take on the session… You should also check Karen’s earlier post. What’s a Native XML database exactly? Alan defines Native XML as a document storage and retrieval model where an XML doc is considered the basic unit of storage, the database is DTD or schema […]
A nice session from yesterday that had the feel of an XML workshop. Beth offered a quick introduction to XML and XSLT (xml stylesheet transformations) and then got into the nitty gritty as to how Los Alamos is applying the technology.