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D-Lib: Semantic Enrichment: a Low-barrier Infrastructure and Proposal for Alignment

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Article by Theo van Veen, Juliette Lonij and Hanna Koppelaar, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands

D-Lib: Developing an Image-Based Classifier for Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspaper Collections

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Article by Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla and Spencer Kulwicki, University of Nebraska--Lincoln

D-Lib: The Role of Libraries in Science 2.0: Focus on Economics

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Article by Stephanie B. Linek, ZBW -- Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany and Josefine Baessler, HAW -- Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

D-Lib: Twenty Years and Counting

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Editorial by Laurence Lannom, CNRI

D-Lib: Data Stewardship in the Earth Sciences

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Article by Robert R. Downs, Columbia University, Ruth Duerr, University of Colorado at Boulder, Denise J. Hills, Geological Survey of Alabama and H. K. Ramapriyan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

D-Lib: The DOI -- Twenty Years On

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:44
Opinion by Mark Bide

District Dispatch: ALA applauds initiative to support broadband for public housing residents

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:00

The American Library Association (ALA) today welcomes President Barack Obama’s announcement of the ConnectHome initiative to expand high-speed broadband to public housing residents. The ALA is proud to be a partner in realizing a shared vision to empower more people to thrive online.

“Librarians know from our work in communities every day that far, far too many Americans currently lack the technology access and skills to participate fully in education, employment and civic life,” said ALA President Sari Feldman. “Broadband is essential, and we are so pleased the Obama administration has made home broadband access a priority.

“As part of this initiative, libraries will provide tools and training so that residents can maximize broadband access to advance job skills, complete homework assignments, pursue online learning and certifications, and protect their privacy and security of personal information as they expand their online lives. This is what libraries do every day—catalyze individual opportunity and community progress—and we look forward to expanding our connections with public housing residents to advance their goals.”

The ConnectHome pilot program is launching in 27 cities and one tribal nation and will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households – and nearly 200,000 children – with the support they need to access the Internet at home. Internet Service Providers, non-profits and the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing units.  ConnectHome is the next step in the President’s continued efforts to expand high-speed broadband to all Americans and builds on the ConnectED initiative to connect 99 percent of K-12 students to high-speed Internet in classrooms and libraries over the next five years.

Current data illustrates the urgency of increasing broadband adoption. While 92 percent of households with incomes between $100,000 and $150,000 have broadband service, the adoption rate is only 47 percent for households with income below $25,000. Pew Research Center analysis of American Community Survey data finds that some 5 million households with school-age children do not have high-speed internet service at home. Low-income households – and especially black and Hispanic ones – make up a disproportionate share of that 5 million.

Susan McVey, director of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, will join President Obama in Durant, Okla., later today. “Our nation’s libraries are part of the solution in advancing national priorities like this one—what we call The E’s of Libraries™. With the Expert assistance of library professionals, we help facilitate: Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, and Engagement for Everyone, Everywhere.

“In many rural Oklahoma communities like Durant, the library is the only place with high-speed Internet. Broadband access is a vital issue for urban, rural and tribal residents alike.”

Support for the ConnectHome initiative builds on work underway in libraries for decades to create community technology hubs in more than 16,000 locations, as well as reaching beyond library walls with bookmobiles, laptop labs and wireless hot spots to bring more resources and training to more people in more places. To learn more about libraries and digital literacy, visit the District Dispatch or DigitalLearn.org.

The post ALA applauds initiative to support broadband for public housing residents appeared first on District Dispatch.

DuraSpace News: Welcome Graham Triggs: New Technical Lead for the VIVO Project

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 00:00

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Graham Triggs has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the Technical Lead for the VIVO Project effective September 21, 2015. In his new role as VIVO Technical Lead, Graham will work closely with Mike Conlon, the VIVO Project Director, VIVO project governance, and the VIVO community to implement the roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that creates an integrated record of the scholarly work of an organization.

DuraSpace News: Welcome Graham Triggs: New Technical Lead for the VIVO Project

planet code4lib - Wed, 2015-07-15 00:00

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Graham Triggs has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the Technical Lead for the VIVO Project effective September 21, 2015. In his new role as VIVO Technical Lead, Graham will work closely with Mike Conlon, the VIVO Project Director, VIVO project governance, and the VIVO community to implement the roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that creates an integrated record of the scholarly work of an organization.

Cynthia Ng: Cascadiafest: Browser JS Afternoon Part 1 Notes

planet code4lib - Tue, 2015-07-14 19:28
A little late from looking for harbour seals. Here is the first part of the afternoon on CascadiaJS Browser Day. Courtney Hemphill: Algorithms for Animation – Simple formulas to activate your UI Slides Animations started as cognitive aids. Motion is something that humans inately respond to without help bubbles and breadcrumbs to help users move … Continue reading Cascadiafest: Browser JS Afternoon Part 1 Notes

DPLA: Open Call about DPLA and Ebooks: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00PM Eastern

planet code4lib - Tue, 2015-07-14 17:30

The DPLA will lead an open call on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 PM Eastern to discuss and field questions about the DPLA Open Ebooks Initiative.

To register for the open call, complete the short registration form available below.

To find out more about DPLA’s efforts around ebooks, visit the DPLA & Ebooks page.

Peter Murray: Announcing “The Future of Library Resource Discovery” — a NISO Two-day Forum in October in Baltimore

planet code4lib - Mon, 2015-07-13 20:44

Cover page from the NISO white paper “The Future of Library Resource Discovery”


In early October, NISO will be hosting a two-day forum on the future of resource discovery in libraries. This is an in-person meeting to extend the work of Marshall Breeding’s paper on the same topic that was published earlier this year:

  • Full paper, PDF, 53 pages
  • Summary from Information Standards Quarterly, Spring 2015, 27(1): pp. 24-30.

Marshall will start the forum with a presentation on the topics presented in the paper. Participants will then break up into smaller groups to go into more depth on the ideas and the implications with reporting back to the larger group. I will finish up the forum on the second day with a keynote that wraps together the ideas expressed during the meeting and a vision of where resource discovery in libraries is heading.

If you can, attend the face-to-face meeting with all the rich interaction of the breakout sessions. If you can make it to Baltimore on October 5th and 6th, sign up to watch and interact through a live webcast. Details on registration are on the NISO web page for the forum.

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FOSS4Lib Upcoming Events: Paris Fedora 4 Workshop and User Group Meeting

planet code4lib - Mon, 2015-07-13 17:53
Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 09:00 to 19:00Supports: Fedora Repository

Last updated July 13, 2015. Created by Peter Murray on July 13, 2015.
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For details, see Paris Fedora 4 Workshop and User Group Meeting: 25 September 2015 - Community News and Events - DuraSpace Wiki

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