|| Technology Review
|| a cura del MIT
|| The Voice of the Shuttle
|| Welcome to the new VoS. Started in 1994
|| A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections
|| from IMLS
|| IT apects of the euro currency sign
|| euro € or € or € e solo in windows cp 1252 ALT+0128 + ALTGR+e + ALTGR+5
|| Index DOT Html
|| HTML in pratica e differenze di interpretazione tra i vari browser
|| The METS schema is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata
regarding objects within a digital library, expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide
Web Consortium. The standard is maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office
of the Library of Congress, and is being developed as an initiative of the Digital Library Federation.
|| The Internet Archive
|| The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts
in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians,
|| OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working Group
||Preservation metadata is an essential component of most digital archiving strategies. It is the
information necessary to carry out, document and evaluate the processes that support the long-term
retention and accessibility of digital content.
While the importance of preservation metadata is widely recognized, standards and best practices
for its use and implementation have yet to emerge. This poses a serious obstacle to the growth and
development of digital archiving activities, especially those involving cooperative or third-party
relationships among multiple stakeholders.
|| URN form NIR
|| Allo stadio attuale di sviluppo, sul portale www.normeinrete.it sono offerte funzionalità di ricerca uniformi della
documentazione normativa disponibile sui diversi siti web istituzionali, mentre le funzionalità di navigazione
ipertestuale sono quelle rese disponibili autonomamente da ciascun sito.
La possibilità di percorrere la rete dei riferimenti è determinante per la comprensione del dettato normativo e
quindi per l'effettiva fruibilità delle norme da parte dei cittadini, delle imprese e degli altri operatori. D'altra parte,
le attività redazionali necessarie richiedono un impegno di risorse considerevole e continuativo nel tempo.
I meccanismi di navigazione finora disponibili si basano sulla localizzazione fisica dei documenti. La definizione di
convenzioni per identificarli in base ad elementi rappresentativi del contenuto consente di introdurre automatismi
nella creazione dei collegamenti, favorendo così la creazione di un ipertesto delle risorse informative giuridiche
distribuite sui siti web.
|| nof-digitise Technical
Standards and Guidelines
|| This document has been developed on behalf of the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) by
the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN), University of Bath, in
association with Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries
|| Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: a shared approach
A research framework for digital libraries, museums and archives
|| This article develops a research framework for libraries, archives and museums as they move into a shared network space. Originally prepared for the European
Commission's Information Society Directorate General in the context of Fifth Framework objectives. The document was written by Lorcan Dempsey with input
from a working group comprising Cary Carp, Claes Granstrom, Alice Grant, Daniel Greenstein, Gabriella Lopes de Silva, Sonia Zillhardt.
|| Prestige factor vs Impact factor
|| What does Impact Factor measure?
Impact Factor (IF) measures the frequency that a journal is cited by other journals.
However, IF fails to distinguish between original and review article citation rates. Thus,
by mixing “apples and oranges”, IF rates do NOT measure the true value of journals
reporting scientific advances since innovative research is published only in original
Since review articles receive over 3 times as many citations as original articles,
journals consisting of a large percentage of reviews have inflated rating scores.
Therefore, IF can be a distorted and misleading indicator!
What does Prestige Factor measure?
Like IF, Prestige Factor™ (PF) measures the frequency that a journal is cited by other
journals. However, PF takes into account ONLY citations to original articles. Thus, PF
measures the true value of journals that publish scientific advances since innovative
research is published only in original articles.
Therefore, PF measures the true value of Academic Journals!
Your career depends on it! A fair score for a fair promotion
|| Impact factor
L'Impact Factor nella valutazione della ricerca e nello sviluppo dell’editoria scientifica (2000)
|| Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives
|| Welcome to the British Library Online Newspaper Archive
|| Qualcosa di miracoloso(?): da vedere con Internet Explorer
||Find and Discover any site on the web
||Biz/ed is a unique business and economics service for students, teachers and lecturers
|| Google in vendita
||Google to offer new search product for companies
||Brewster Kahle is a co-founder of Alexa, a digital resource, archiving net history
|| Editors of High-Priced Journals
||Create Change is sponsored by: Association of Research Libraries, Association of College and Research Libraries, and
SPARC with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
||Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access
||The automatic recognition and extraction of metadata from printed material,
especially books and journals,
an omnifont OCR-engine for the recognition of "Fraktur" (a German style
of black-letter text type) and other seldom type faces used in European
printing history ; the development of five historical dictionaries
supporting the OCR-engine
an XML/SGML search engine
a open source library for a simple web-application for presenting digitised
|| Collection Description Schema
||This document proposes a collection description schema, a structured set of metadata attributes, for describing collections
+ dcmi collection description WG
|| Encoding OpenURLs in Dublin Core metadata
||This article proposes a mechanism for embedding machine parsable citations into Dublin Core (DC) metadata records  based on the OpenURL . It suggests
providing partial OpenURLs using the DC Identifier, Source and Relation elements together with an associated 'OpenURL' encoding scheme. It summarises the
relevance of this technique to support reference linking and considers mechanisms for providing richer bibliographic citations. A mapping between OpenURL attributes
and Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES)  elements is provided.
|| Archives of DC-LIBRARIES-AP@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
|| Working with Open Source Software
|| New Protocols for Gazetteer and Thesaurus Services
||Fa parte di Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services NKOS
|| Metadata Principles and Practicalities
||The rapid changes in the means of information access occasioned by the emergence of the World Wide Web have spawned an upheaval in the
means of describing and managing information resources. Metadata is a primary tool in this work, and an important link in the value chain of
knowledge economies. Yet there is much confusion about how metadata should be integrated into information systems. How is it to be created or
extended? Who will manage it? How can it be used and exchanged? Whence comes its authority? Can different metadata standards be used
together in a given environment? These and related questions motivate this paper
|| Encoded Archival Context Initiative (EAC)
||Dagli archivi con furore: XML+Authority File + contesto
|| Guidelines for implementing Dublin Core in XML
||his document provides guidelines for people implementing Dublin Core metadata applications using XML. It considers both simple
(unqualified) DC and qualified DC applications. In each case, the underlying metadata model is described (in a syntax neutral way),
followed by some specific guidelines for XML implementations. Some guidance on the use of non-DC metadata within DC metadata
applications is also provided.
|| TEL -- SRU Portal
||solo con IE: BNCF, BL e BN
|| Dopo METS anche MODS :-(((
||The Library of Congress' Network
Development and MARC Standards Office, with interested experts,
is developing a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be
used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications.
As an XML schema it is intended to be able to carry selected data from existing
MARC 21 records as well as to enable the creation of original
resource description records. It includes a subset of MARC fields
and uses language-based tags rather than numeric ones, in some
cases regrouping elements from the MARC 21 bibliographic format.
This schema is currently in draft status and is being referred to as
the "Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)". MODS is expressed
using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium.
The standard is maintained by the Network Development and MARC
Standards Office of the Library of Congress with input from users.
|| Prezzi della benzina
|| Tutto sui vocabolari controllati
|| Attenzione alla qualità
||Philip Tagg Home Page: Audititis – the contagion;
//Auditis Objections (PT) | by M Loughlin
// Brand bufoonery – Gap=crap Nike=shite
// Regent – Management, my arse...
// Support teachers persecuted for opposing
terrorist ‘War on Terrorism’
|| In bicicletta in Carinzia
||La Carinzia è il posto giusto per
chi vuole sfuggire alla monotonia
della vita quotidiana. Non importa
se siete agguerriti mountainbiker,
pronti a macinare salite,
|| Ogg Vorbis
|| Valutazione dell'auto
||nuova e usata
|| web services
||Tennant, Roy. "What to Know About Web Services." Library Journal, 15 July 2002
|| Basta Google?
||Stepp, Laura Sessions. "Point. Click. Think?" Washington Post, 16 July 2002: Why go to the library? It's all on the Internet.
|| The National Gallery of the Spoken Word (NGSW)
||is creating a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken
word collections spanning the 20th century—the first large-scale
repository of its kind
||The Library of Congress' Network Development and MARC Standards Office, in partnership with
the NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images Standards Committee and other interested
experts, is developing an XML schema for a set of technical data elements required to manage
digital image collections
HEEDS 2002 2002
||developing the digital collections
|| Software innovativi in biblioteca
||Tennant, Roy. "The engines of innovation" Library Journal, 15 June 2002
|| Gli altri metadati
||Tennant, Roy. "The importance of being granular" Library Journal, 15 May 2002
||Tennant, Roy. "Metadata as if libraries depended on it" Library Journal, 15 April 2002
|| La catalogazione
||Tennant, Roy. "The consequences of cataloguing" Library Journal, 15 January 2002
|| Library Journal
||LibraryJournal.com is an electronic offshoot of Library Journal, the oldest independent national library publication. Founded in 1876, this 'bible' of the library world is read by over 100,000 library directors, administrators, and others in public, academic, and special (e.g., business) libraries.
Published 20 times annually, LJ combines news, features, and commentary with analyses of public policy, technology, and management developments. In addition, some 7500 evaluative reviews written by librarians help readers make their purchasing decisions: reviews of everything from books, audio and video, CD-ROMs, websites, and magazines.
Each issue reviews 250 to 350 adult books, mostly prior to publication, making it a source librarians as well as publishers turn to for early evaluations.
|| Internet a-t-il une mémoire / Emmanuel Hoog
||On ne se baigne jamais deux fois dans le même flot virtuel. Tout omniscient
qu'il soit, le média du futur ne se souvient pas de ce qu'il disait hier.
Une mine de connaissances, certes, mais avant tout un flux où passe sans
sillage l'information, Internet s'efface à mesure qu'il sécrète. Le Web,
fleuve d'amnésie ? Jusqu'ici notre patrimoine s'est patiemment constitué,
collectant et préservant des supports matériels. Cette autorité de l'être
n'a plus cours : média d'une inédite fluidité, Internet consacre le règne
du devenir. Chance historique de progrès, c'est aussi un défi sans
précédent : garder trace du flux, en photographier les instants, en suivre
le mouvement, lui donner une mémoire, qui, pour l'heure, lui fait défaut.
Sans cet immense travail d'archivage, des pans entiers de notre culture
disparaîtront à jamais.
||The OAIster project is one of the Mellon Foundation Metadata Harvesting Initiative grants awarded to
7 institutions in July 2001. The institutions were tasked with developing web services of digital
resources that use the OAI protocol. The OAIster service is designed to reveal digital resources
previously "hidden" from users behind web scripts. Users are able to retrieve not just information
(metadata) about resources, but also the actual digital resources. We expect the service to provide
"one-stop shopping" for users interested in authoritative digital resources.
|| Perseus Tufts Digital Library
||Perseus is an
primary goal is to
bring a wide
range of source
materials to as
the sources for
the study of the
to new avenues
of research, and
the connection of
||La terra vista da Mr Sid (visualizzatori di immagini ad alta risoluzione su Internet)
|| Image Tiling
||La Sicilia vista da Perseus (visualizzatori di immagini ad alta risoluzione su Internet)
||Uso dell'OAI per il metadata harvesting: cultural heritage da
musei, archivie e biblioteche
||ebrarian for Libraries is a web-based service that combines technology with a growing
collection of more than 10,000 authoritative titles in key subject areas – the majority of
which were published within the past two years. ebrary’s publishing partners include
more than 130 of the world’s most prestigious academic presses and commercial
publishers, and we offer the most current, comprehensive collection of Business &
Economics and Computers & Technology titles available online today.
||Un client Z tutto in un URL; vedi anche
|| Mega Scanner Automatico
||900 pagine all'ora
|| Idee per Centri di elaborazione dati
||Ergotron designs and markets ergonomic Computer Mounting Solutions and
furniture for many environments including LAN/WAN, healthcare, industrial and
financial. Whether your application is in a network center, an office
cubicle, a patient room or out on the plant floor, Ergotron has an
ergonomic, space-saving Computer Mounting Solution for you.
|| DIGITAL DOCUMENT QUARTERLY(DDQ)
||Whenever misleading information might cause serious business damage or loss, its users should reject it in favor of nothing but reliable sources. Information
obtained through any channel not known to assure authenticity is not dependable enough for critical decisions. For instance, the World Wide Web is not
reliable for important facts; they should be obtained or confirmed through other channels. For applications where secrecy is important, people should be
skeptical about e-mail from unverified sources or not sealed for confidentiality / H.M. Gladney
|| Manuale HTML
||Questo manuale, ricco di esempi, nasce grazie alla disponibilità di Joe Barta
che ci ha messo a disposizione il suo lavoro e ci ha consentito di tradurlo.
|| Metadata, métadonnées : de quoi s'agit-il ?
||da ADBS-INFO: secondo i francesi i fondamenti dei metadati e di Dublin Core
|| How much information
|| Stracitatissimo sito: This study was produced by faculty and students at the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California at Berkeley.
This study is an attempt to measure how much information is produced in the world each year. We look at several media and estimate yearly production, accumulated stock, rates of growth, and other variables of interest.
If you want to understand what we've done, we offer different recommendations, depending on the degree to which you suffer from information overload:
Heavy information overload: the world's total yearly production of print, film, optical, and magnetic content would require roughly 1.5 billion gigabytes of storage. This is the equivalent of 250 megabytes per person for each man, woman, and child on earth.
2000. - Senior researchers: Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian
|| How Users Read on the Web?
||They don't. Instead, they scan the page, picking out
individual words and sentences
|| Tutto sui database basati su XML
||necessità data-centriche e documento-centriche
|| Web Archiving
||On the 19th September 2002, around 50 people gathered in a lecture theatre at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome for the
2nd ECDL Workshop on Web Archiving, an event held in association with the 6th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL). The
workshop was jointly organised by the BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France (BnF) and the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).
|| tesauri, vocabolari controllati
||Bibliography - Thesaurus building & use guidance
Classification schemes online
Thesaurus online sites
Databases of thesauri
||provare con semantic web o con metadata
|| Ricerca su Internet Archive
||ancora in fase di demo, ma...
||In spite of the differences, there are some important resemblances
between the various conceptualisations of "the creole", which resonate with the theoretical concept of
creolisation: Creoles are uprooted, they belong to the New World, are the products of some form of
mixing, and are contrasted with that which is old, deep and rooted. This contribution sets out to
discuss the concept of the creole -- related both to language and to people -- as it is used in Mauritius,
and then relate the Mauritian situation to the general use of the concept of creolisation
|| Pigdinisation & creolisation
||Pidgin language (origin in Engl. word `business'?) is nobody's native language; may arise when two speakers of different languages with no common language
try to have a makeshift conversation. Lexicon usually comes from one language, structure often from the other. Because of colonialism, slavery etc. the
prestige of Pidgin languages is very low. Many pidgins are `contact vernaculars', may only exist for one speech event.
«We first discuss what is Pidginization.
Hugo Schuchardt describes pidginization as "in a contact situation involving 2 groups speaking different languages the simplified language used for communication ... will be based on one of the two ... Within the contact language, variations attributable to the native language background of the individual speaker may occur. A contact language may thus be related to any native language as a tree to its roots . . . In many cases the choice of the particular form that the simplification will take rests with the speaker of the model language." And Dell Hymes defines pidginization to be a "complex process of sociolinguistic change comprising reduction in inner form, with convergence, in the context of restriction in use." The process of pidginization is usually assumed to begin when a language is used only for very limited communication between groups who speak different native languages. Sharply restricted in domains of use, it undergoes varying degrees of simplification and admixture. If a new stable variety of the language emerges from this process, it might be described as a pidgin.
We can regard pidginization as the initial restructuring of a language by a group of speakers; this entails structural reduction and substrate transfer. In summary, a pidgin is a form of language created by members of two or more linguistic groups in contact as a means of intercommunication, the most basic grammatical rules of which are common to all its habitual users regardless of their own primary language, while at least one and perhaps all of the participating groups recognize that this means of intercommunication is not the primary language of any other.
A creole language arises when a pidgin becomes the native language of a speech community. Creolization is the process by which one or more pidginized variants of a language are extended in domains of use and in the range of communicative and expressive functions they must serve. Frequently, but not necessarily, this process is associated with native use by children born into the contact situation. The pidginized variants are assumed to undergo complication and expansion of linguistic resources in the process, and the term creole may be used for any new stable variety that results from this process. Thus, a creole is a result of the process that has achieved autonomy as a norm.
To compare pidginization with Creolization, we can find that pidginization is usually associated with simplification in outer form, creolization with complication in outer form. There are qualitatively different stages in the development of a pidgin: Jargon->Stable pidgin->Expanded Pidgin->Creole.
Da: Lei Xiao A Sociolinguistic Study of Cyber English 2002»
|| Osservatorio su: Editoria elettronica Italiana
||Da Casalini Digital Division
|| ILS Koha
||Made in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd. and maintained by a team of volunteers
from around the globe, the Koha system is a full catalogue, opac, circulation and acquisitions
|| Creative Commons
||On December 16, 2002, Creative Commons released version 1.0 of its Licensing Project, and the first release of content under its Founders' Copyright. These are
the first two projects in a series that Creative Commons will launch, all designed to help expand the amount of intellectual work, whether owned or free, available for
The Licensing Project will build licenses that will help you tell others that your works are free for copying and other uses — but only on certain conditions. You're
probably familiar with the phrase "All rights reserved" and the little © that goes along with it. Creative Commons wants to help copyright holders send a different
message: "Some rights reserved" and our "CC Creative Commons" logo.
If you prefer to dedicate your work to the public domain, where nothing is owned and all is permitted, we'll help you do that. In other words, we'll help you declare
"No rights reserved."
|| RFP Writer's Guide to Standards for Library Systems
critical standards in the areas of Bibliographic Formats, Record
Structure, Character Sets, Exchange Media, Serials Identifiers, Binding,
Circulation Protocols, Barcodes, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Electronic
Documents, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Information Retrieval,
Metadata, and Web Access. For each standard, the applicability to
libraries is described, sample RFP language is provided, and compliance
assessment issues are discussed. "Having recently participated in
writing an RFP, I wish I'd had this Guide in hand," stated Priscilla
Caplan, Assistant Director of Digital Library Services at the Florida
Center for Library Automation. "It's easy to rattle off a list of
standards to be supported, but another thing altogether to specify
standards compliance in a way that discriminates between different
|| L'accessibilità dei siti web
||Circ. 13 marzo 2001, n. 3/2001.
Linee guida per l'organizzazione, l'usabilità e l'accessibilità dei siti
web delle pubbliche amministrazioni
Circ. 6 settembre 2001, n. AIPA/CR/32.
Criteri e strumenti per migliorare l'accessibilità dei siti web e delle
applicazioni informatiche a persone disabili.
|| Tech News
||Timely topics for IT professional
|| Ed Summers
||Java Perl and MARC
A Few Notes on the Culture
Iain M Banks
||Firstly, and most importantly: the Culture doesn't really exist.
It's only a story. It only exists in my mind and the minds of the people who've read about it.
|| Zabrinsky Point
||Portale di controinformazione