Partially Attended

an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

blog posts about dlf2010

Sits meeting notes, November 2010.

2010-11-04 sits Right, the meeting is starting, it’s an open meeting, so we don’t have a specific agenda, but as the day goes on topics for discussion will emerge, and these will be time-boxed for discussion. As the participation list is available on the eventbrite site, I’m not going to capture that here. Some topics from the last meeting signatures on digital objects correct identifiers on digital objects author identifiers lightweight languages toolsets sword, sword2 Some potential topics for this meeting authentication and access control rdf and linked data within institutions and repositories data curation reasonable workflow components, best practices lightweight tool sharing web archiving sustainable storage tool sharing data curation, big data, and what the concept of curation means for repositories ... (more)

Arriving in Paulo Alto for the DLF fall forum

(I’m posting some of these posts a few days after writing, but you’ll get that, won’t you) It’s five in the morning, and I’m well and truly jet lagged, but after the past week this is not the strangest I’ve been feeling so, it’s not too bad (the immunisation shots for my trip to Mexico left me in an entertainingly woozy state Friday evening). I’m over to cover the digital library federation meeting, and the satellite SITS meeting on thursday. ... (more)

DLF opening keynote, beyond buckets and boxes

(notes taken yesterday) The keynote is starting, the DLF has grown by 15 new member organisations, and this is one of the best attended events that they have run, the room is packed, i didn’t realise that there were so many people in the hotel, its looking like its going to be an interesting meeting. The original vision for this group is to create a national digital library, they have been talking about this since 1994 (goodness, so much that needs to be cut through to get to where we know we need to get to). ... (more)

San Francisco, and science hack day discussions

(This was from Sunday) In an attempt to get over the jet lag, myself and Dave headed over to San Francisco yesterday, we had a good walk around, got lost twice, and then met pup with the lovely Ariel Waldman. I had to drop off some mendeley schwag for the upcoming San Francisco science hack day that Ariel is organising (we are giving a little sponsorship, yay!). It’s going to take place in two weeks, and it looks lie it’s going to be an awesome event. ... (more)