Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nancy McGovern of @MITLlibraries w "Perspective on Skills" chart #IMLSFocus


Bob Horton, @US_IMLS, w wrapup Skills panel at #IMLSFocus (@JacksonDevious & N McGovern)


@IMLSDirector Hildreth and the Use panel at #IMLSFocus

Susan Gibbons from Yale and Bernie Margolis, New York State Librarian


@RLFrick of @CLIRDLF getting Content panel ready at #IMLSFocus


Coffee break and networking at #IMLSFocus

E Shore (@arlnews)at #IMLSFocus " time to focus down and make choices"


Jim Neal pinch hitting for @AOTUS intro-ing Infrastructure panel: @dancohen @brettbobley & E Shore (@ARLNews) #IMLSFocus

Plus a shout out to the Biodiversity Heritage Library

@NYPL Prez & CEO Marx and IMLS @MauraMarx kicking off #IMLSFocus

Good morning Time Square

Friday, April 18, 2014

QotD, for Good Friday: "The chill ascends from feet to knees, / The fever sings in mental wires ..." T.S. Eliot

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The chill ascends from feet to knees,
The fever sings in mental wires.
If to be warmed, then I must freeze
And quake in frigid purgatorial fires
Of which the flame is roses, and the smoke is briars.

The dripping blood our only drink,
The bloody flesh our only food:
In spite of which we like to think \
That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood—
Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.

 T.S. Eliot, "East Coker"

(image from the Kollegienkirche; University Church; Salzburg)

Good morning to a quiet München

Friday, April 11, 2014

Silvia Grstein cousin the EOD 2014 conference in Innsbruck #eod14


George Malagaris of Geneza on how Digital library maintenance is hard at @EOD14


Susanne Dobratz on how digitization is the prerequisite for asking me questions in the Digital humanities at #EOD14


Keynote presentation at the 2014 EOD conference in Innsbruck, "Building for Demand" #EOD14

I was honored to be invited to give the keynote talk at the 2014 EOD conference in Innsburck, Austria. The title of my presentation was: Building for Demand: The Growth of the Biodiversity Heritage Library as Global Digital Library.

Thanks again to the organizers and all who attended.

My presentation is below:


JM Garcia speaking on preservation of linked data & @PRELIDA_Project at #EOD14

Authored in conjunction with Dieter Fensel

@MathieuAndro on crowdsourcing and digitization at #EOD14


Excellent overview and BnF use case of ISNI by Anila Angjeli at #EOD14

More info at www.ISNI.org

Excellent overview and BnF use case of ISNI by Anila Angjeli at #EOD14


@LiekePloeger of Open Knowledge Foundation on @OpenGLAM at #EOD14


Lone Stefansen of KB Denmark on crowdsourcing at EOD 2014

Dr. Meixner of the University of Innsbruck opening EOD 2014

Guten morgen Innsbruck!

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