January 21, 2022

Video Presentation: Rebecca Guenther on "Change in the Digital Age: Metadata Trends for Libraries"

Here’s a video (it runs one hour) of Rebecca Guenther’s November 16, 2011 metadata trends presentation at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. The event was sponsored by METRO and ACRL/NY. Metadata has become a key piece in managing and discovering information resources in the digital environment. This event is intended for professionals and students […]

W3C Announces First Draft of Standard for Online Privacy

From a WC3 Announcement: To address rising concerns about privacy on the Web, W3C publishes today two first drafts for standards that allow users to express preferences about online tracking: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT), which defines mechanisms for users to express cross-site tracking preferences and for sites to indicate whether they honor these preferences. Tracking […]

Now Online: Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Webcast Now Available

From ACRL Insider: The archive recording of the November 9, 2011, introductory webcast on the newly revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) is now freely available on the ACRL website. Presented by Patricia Iannuzzi, chair of the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force, the webcast provided an overview of the […]

NISO Launches New Open Discovery Initiative to Develop Standards and Recommended Practices for Library Discovery Services Based on Indexed Search

From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new Open Discovery Initiative work item to develop standards and recommended practices for next generation library discovery services. Using an aggregated index search of a wide range of resources, licensed and free, from multiple providers, these discovery services have the […]

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Standards for Digital Bookmarking and Annotation Sharing

From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization voting members have approved a new work item to develop a standard syntax for how bookmarks and notes should be located in digital texts and shared with others, especially in online environments that might be continually updated or mutable. The ability to accurately refer to a […]

Live Now: Tweets from the NISO Forum: Mobile Technologies

The NISO: Mobile Technologies Forum is an all-day event taking place in Philadelphia today (May 20, 2011). Agenda Tweets available at #NISOmobile Slides from Keynote Speaker, Brian O’Leary, Founder and Principal, Magellan Media

NISO Launches E-book Special Interest Group

From the NISO News Release: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and its Architecture Committee are pleased to announce the creation of a Special Interest Group focused on E-books (the NISO E-book SIG). Simultaneous with the formation of the group, NISO is issuing a call for participation in the E-book SIG and its associated monitoring […]