Doing things with software and data.1058 posts
When I think of the Google Books initiative now, three things stick with me. The first is simply what an
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It has been interesting watching Research Information Management or RIM emerge as a new service category in the last couple of years.
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The library does not have a singular network presence. There may be a main website, but the library also syndicates its presence to other venues (e.g. RSS), has unbundled to social sites (e.g. Facebook), and sources activity in the cloud (e.g. LibGuides).
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The collection remains central to the library experience. However, as library services evolve beyond the collection so it makes sense for discovery services to represent more of what the library does and can provide - to move from 'full collection discovery' to 'full library discovery.'
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There is not a one-to-one relationship between names and people. This means that the relationship between people and their names and identities has become something that is managed in a variety of places. OCLC Research has several projects in this area.
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Libraries are increasingly taking a system-wide perspective of their roles and services. This can take different forms.
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I came across the Ernest Hemingway phrase ‘gradually, then suddenly’ in an online discussion recently. Here is the context on
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