In mid-March of 2006, NISO convened a roundtable of experts and thought leaders in digital resources, at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of this meeting was to establish some consensus around the use of identifiers for text, video, music, and other media in the digital realm. In breakout discussions, three… Continue reading A thought on identifiers and books
I talk a lot about identifiers. It’s my job. The esoteric identifiers – DOIs, ISNIs, ISTCs. The pragmatic ones – ISBNs. The other day I found myself in a meeting referring to URIs while the developers were talking about URLs (this is how you know you are either a geek or a purist jerk, or… Continue reading Identifiers in everyday life
I was fortunate to be in the UK for the FutureBook 2012 conference, followed by an International DOI Foundation meeting in Oxford. While having dinner with Stella Griffiths, the Executive Director of ISBN International, and Beat Barblan, the Director of Identifier Services for Bowker (and my boss) we talked a little bit about the early… Continue reading Searching for Emery Koltay
Can be found here, thanks to Porter Anderson!
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
Brian O’Leary, Peter Turner and I had a great talk on Brian’s blog post here.
Ever accidentally order something from China? Ebay has had East Asian merchants offering free shipping for quite some time, and if you’re not careful, you can wind up buying something from one of them – and then realizing you’re not going to see your merchandise for several weeks. Free shipping from China is amazing, and… Continue reading Shipping