Thursday, January 28, 2010
http://alatechsource.metapress.com/content/p3022442071g7655/fulltext.html. Coyle is following up on this report with another that will be published as LTR's February issue, entitled "RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment."
This information is courtesy of Law Librarian Blog and ALA TechSource.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
from D-Lib Magazine, January/February 2010
This information is courtesy of OCLC Abstracts.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
"The Policy and Standards Division, after considering recommendations from the PCC LCRI/RDA Task Force on the disposition of the current Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs), evaluated each of the 545 existing LCRIs in the context of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test in 2010. PSD decided that approximately 125 be retained and revised as annotations for RDA instructions to be used during the RDA Test. Some have general application but most have a narrow scope and will need to be consulted by only some of the testers. Content with general application is being revised to remove unneeded information." LC's full report is available at:
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This article shares Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries’ experience creating a mobile Web presence, and provides key design and development strategies for building mobile Web sites.
As a senior program officer with OCLC, Ricky presented her view on Europeana, the newly created European digital library. Through her study, she discussed some important issues digitization proects need to address, such as mandate and funding, branding and public relations, rights, metadata, techonology, access, user feedback, and sustainability. She also listed a few digital libraries (e.g., UK's CenturyShare, Australian Newspaper Digitisation project) as good examples.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
According to the American Libraries News Feed, Privacy Groups Go Public with Federal Complaint about Facebook.
Concerned about protecting the privacy of library patrons and other individuals who have Facebook accounts, the American Library Association has joined nine other organizations in filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s recent changes to its policies. Other groups joining and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in the complaint include The Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Federation of America, FoolProof Financial Education, Patient Privacy Rights, Privacy Activism, Privacy Rights Now Coalition, The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and the Bill of Rights Foundation.
The December 17 complaint written by the Electronic Privacy Information Center contends that changes to users’ privacy settings that Facebook announced December 9 in actuality “disclose personal information to the public [and] violate user expectations, diminish user privacy, and contradict Facebook’s own representations.”