Importante sul deposito legale dei documenti digitali
" documenti diffusi su supporto informatico presentano molte criticità. Come è noto infatti conservare il digitale non significa conservare il supporto del digitale. Tutti i supporti presentano problemi di durata nel tempo e in ogni caso l'evoluzione tecnologica rende i supporti di ieri non più usabili oggi (pensiamo a un floppy da 5.25). "
GRID e OAI
"In this work, we are enhancing the two key infrastructure components of the OAI framework by building: a Digital Library Grid to support a high performance OAI federated search service, and an Apache module, mod_oai, to enable OAI for the general Web community. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation"
RSS: metttiamolo finalmente in pratica
In biblioteca cominciamo ad applicarlo senza tanti lanci pubblicitari
Raccomandazioni LC per la catalogazione delle risorse elettroniche
"The Cataloging Management Team has endorsed two sets of recommendations to expand bibliographic access to digital content, which is Goal IV in the Cataloging Directorate Strategic Plan" via catalogablog
"This Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) was created to serve as a companion to the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS"
Tutto su Google
"It is safe to say that Google is not just an Internet search engine, but has become something of a phenomenon"
Il nome della ... RSS
Il progetto ROSA promosso da JISC aveva - in tempi molto stretti (1-5-2003 - 31-8-2003) - il compito di produrre un aggregatore open source per RSS.
E così nato Urchin.
Una presentazione interessante di Urchin e di RSS curata da Howard Ratner di Nature Publishing
Tutti i numeri e le statistiche sul web
"Although the Web is still a work in progress, it has accumulated enough of a history to permit meaningful analysis of the trends characterizing its evolution. The Web's relatively brief history has been steeped in predictions about the direction of its future development, as well as the role it will ultimately play as a communications medium for information in digital form. In light of the persistent uncertainty that attends the maturation of the Web, it is useful to examine some of the Web's key trends to date, in order both to mark the current status of the Web's progression and to inform new predictions about future developments"
Neozelandesi e RSS
Da Remix: "Nel 2003 il governo neozelandese ha iniziato ad utilizzare i feed RSS per comunicare le news dellle agenzie governative ai cittadini"
"RedLightGreen is a new Web-based service paving the way for students and faculty to find reliable, trusted information right now. What was once available to major university libraries and research institutions only can now be accessed by all who come to the Web"
"GNUWin II è una collezione di software liberi per Windows [...] I programmi contenuti in GNUWin non sono Shareware o Freeware bensì liberi, dunque il loro codice sorgente è disponibile e resteranno sempre gratuiti. La maggior parte dei programmi presenti su questo CD è disponibile anche per dei sistemi operativi liberi come Linux o BSD per esempio"
Metadata? Thesauri? Taxonomies? Topic Maps!
"To be faced with a document collection and not to be able to find the information you know exists somewhere within it is a problem as old as the existence of document collections. Information Architecture is the discipline dealing with the modern version of this problem: how to organize web sites so that users actually can find what they are looking for.
Information architects have so far applied known and well-tried tools from library science to solve this problem, and now topic maps are sailing up as another potential tool for information architects. This raises the question of how topic maps compare with the traditional solutions, and that is the question this paper attempts to address.
The paper argues that topic maps go beyond the traditional solutions in the sense that it provides a framework within which they can be represented as they are, but also extended in ways which significantly improve information retrieval."
Stampare libri con facilità
"On my drive to the office on January 12, I was listening to NPR's show "Morning Edition", and my attention was captured by an interview with Powis Parker (Powis Parker, Inc.2), developer of a book-binding machine that makes it possible to create printed professional-quality books in a matter of minutes"
XML e XSL in pratica
XSL Concepts and Practical Use / Paul Grosso Version 1.5, 12 June 2000
In search of the deep Web / By Alex Wright. 9.3.2004. "The next generation of Web search engines will do more than give you a longer list of search results. They will disrupt the information economy."
A Transforming Experience for Content Management? / by Steve Heckler, President, Accelebrate 2004-03-04.
"REST is a term coined by Roy Fielding in his Ph.D. dissertation to describe an architecture style of networked systems. REST is an acronym standing for Representational State Transfer"
Risorse su RSS
Java per MARC
"The goal of MARC4J is to provide an easy to use Application Programming Interface (API) for working with MARC records in Java. MARC stands for MAchine Readable Cataloguing and is a widely used exchange format for bibliographic data. MARC4J can be considered a parser with SAX and DOM like interfaces for MARC."
"Semantic Studios is an information architecture and user experience consultancy led by Peter Morville. We help our clients around the world to create better web sites, intranets and knowledge networks"
"Il marchio LifeGate rappresenta una filosofia di vita: "è una stanza per non fumatori in un mondo di fumatori". Un mondo migliore è un obiettivo per tutta l'Umanità. Ci vorranno generazioni per realizzarlo, ma oggi dobbiamo fare in modo di "sopravvivere" in un mondo minato dalla cultura del "Grande Fratello"."
Anche con Radio Lifegate
Media Innovation Unit (MIU)
è un'unità di Firenze Tecnologia, dedicata alla promozione, alla ricerca e allo sviluppo nel campo del Software Libero e dei Nuovi Media. Altri link in occasione del Convegno Lo sviluppo del Software Libero per PMI e P.A.: vantaggi, problemi e soluzioni del 26-2-2004
Understanding Open Source Software - by Red Hat's Mark Webbink, Esq.
Tutto sul software libero, sul codice sorgente aperto: "Mark Webbink, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Red Hat, Inc., wrote this article for corporate attorneys, explaining free and open source software and comparing various open source licenses, detailing how the GPL really works, explaining US copyright law, and listing some corporate law office best practices for software, from the standpoint of what policies are prudent for the corporate environment"
"The purpose of this page is to provide a space for documenting my experiences using wireless and to provide resources for other libraries and librarians going through the wireless experience. This site so far concentrates on Wireless LANs in libraries but will be expanded if other wireless technologies start to make their way into libraries. This site does not cover cellular phone use or using cellular phones to access library resources. I will also include links to sites of interest. Images are used with permission of their owners"
"Old Fashioned Radio for the 21st Century. Each hour of music is carefully blended together to flow smoothly between different musical styles & genres - just like real DJs used to do on FM.
We don't use the computer-generated playlists or "carefully researched music libraries" that have sucked the soul out of FM radio - and we never just throw songs together at random the way many web stations do."
|Giovanni Bergamin||Segnalibro 2004|