- See Tim Berners-Lee's report on Putting Government Data online - http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/GovData.html
- "Google Recommends RDFa & Microformats" from L2.0 guru Casey Bisson - http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/13988/google-recommends-microformats-and-rdfa/
- Linked Open Data In a Changing World - http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/108
- The Linked Data Brand - http://iandavis.com/blog/2009/07/the-linked-data-brand
- SMS-based virtual reference - My InfoQuest Txt 4 Answers Launches today (7/21/09) - http://liswire.com/content/my-info-quest-txt-4-answers-launches-today
- Handheld Librarian Online Conference - next Thurs., July 30 - http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/
- Mobile Devices, Policy and Library Panel from ALA annual - a nice writeup at The Shifted Librarian - http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2009/07/12/mobile-devices-libraries-and-policy-panel.html
As a librarian you MUST care about this - http://thesocialopac.net/
Why? Because for the library user, this is a system that ensures that you're more engaged and that you get more out of the online library catalog experience. It meets (& perhaps even exceeds?) your expectations of a library catalog, bringing it more into line with what we see offered on popular sites like Amazon & LibraryThing ... Get it? Got it? good!
More on Open Source:
Not just SOPAC, but...
- An InfoPeople webinar on Open Source Library System Software: Libraries Doing It For Themselves - today, Tuesday, 3-4pm Eastern - http://www.infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/338/index.html
- Over 40 Must-Have Open Source Resources - http://ostatic.com/blog/over-40-free-must-have-open-source-resources