My presentation from Books in Browsers is here: When A Book Is Not A Book
On the heels of the Apple iPad Mini announcement, I’m thinking about cathedrals. Cathedrals, the lore goes, are never finished. This is not directly attributable to anyone in particular, and a web search brings up very little on this topic, but it’s a notion that many Catholics are reared on: as we strive towards perfection,… Continue reading We’re Not Finished
Crank up those scanners again…. And as even MORE books are digitized, we have an opportunity to think about how they’re going to interoperate. I’ll be talking about this at Books in Browsers later this week. There’s something I want: for book content to link to other book content. From inside the book.
Saturday, the Scamp and I piled in the car and drove two and a half hours north to Rhinebeck for the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival. This is an annual pilgrimage that ushers in winter knitting – it’s barn after barn filled with vendors selling lush fibers, as well as tools, soaps and candles,… Continue reading Winter Knitting
We had a great #ISBNhour last Friday on Twitter, but given the ephemeral nature of the Twitterverse, I figured I’d post here as well. ORCID launched last week. The acronym stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and it is primarily designed for scientists and researchers. At ISNI, we’ve received some questions regarding the compatibility of… Continue reading ORCID and ISNI
I was in Frankfurt when the settlement between AAP and Google occurred. It seemed there was, essentially, a massive shrug. “They had this lawsuit hanging around for years, and basically the publishers have all moved on,” said James Grimmelmann, a professor at New York Law School who has closely followed the case. “They are selling… Continue reading At Last, A Settlement That Understands Search