Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Future of the OCLC Cooperative

Neal, James G. "Global Collaboration and the Future of the OCLC Cooperative" is an interesting opinion piece, originally presented at the OCLC Members Council Meeting in Quebec City on February 6, 2007. The author briefly describes a series of 24 things that he wants from OCLC: first, the things he wants OCLC to watch and observe with more intensity; second, the things he wants OCLC to sense and feel with more passion; and then third, the things he wants OCLC to commit to and to do with more investment. portal: Libraries and the Academy, v. 7, no. 3 (July 2007)

Friday, August 24, 2007

UC Libraries collaborate with OCLC on next gen Melvyl Catalog

"The University of California Libraries are working in collaboration with OCLC to pilot a next generation Melvyl Catalog supported by OCLC's WorldCat Local system." (OCLC Abstracts)

Using Wikipedia to Extend Digital Collections

"In May 2006, the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives unit began a project to integrate the UW Libraries Digital Collections into the information workflow of our students by inserting links into the online encyclopedia Wikipedia." D-Lib Magazine v. 13, no. 5/6 (May/June 2007)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Scan This Book!

Albanese, Andrew R. "Scan This Book!" In the race to digitize the public domain, is the future of the library at stake? An interview with the OpenContent Alliance's Brewster Kahle. Library Journal, August 15, 2007.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Google Books Article in First Monday

Duguid, Paul. "Inheritance and Loss? A Brief Survey of Google Books" First Monday v. 12, no. 8 (Aug. 6, 2007)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007