RSS Technology Applied to Subscription Database Content
John Law (ProQuest Information & Learning) and Karen Schneider (LII) spoke about the wonderful world of RSS to a full room on the last day of the conference.
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 […]
This morning Brad Eden of the University of Nevada gave us a very nice overview of 3-D Information Visualization. The concept of Information Visualization can be defined loosely in a number of ways, but basically boils down to the representation of nonspatial data as visual objects with easily perceived relationships and patterns. Information Visualization is […]
Rebecca Dunkle, librarian at University of Michigan (UM), and Ben Bunnell from Google, spoke about UM’s experience working with Google, as they begin what will be roughly a 6-year project to digitize 7 million volumes at UM. (Abigail Potter, a recent grad of the Information School at Michigan, now working at NPR, who worked on […]
Streaming multimedia – why to do it, how to do it, what they do with it at the National Agricultural Library. If you missed this one, let me just say, you missed a good show. John Gladstone is a fun speaker, and, well, it was a talk about multimedia, so we got to watch a […]
The references in this piece to Illinois are my comments. The speakers never mentioned Illinois. Anne Donohue and Debbi Schaubman of the Michigan Library Consortium spoke today on the new developments at the Michigan eLibrary, commonly known as MeL. Begun as a gopher at the University of Michigan in 1993, the web site has gone […]
Rick Weingarten and Carrie Lowe from the ALA Washington Office presented on library and IT issues in the current political climate.
Alan Cornish walked us through indigenous XML, with an emphasis on digital collections.