Why you can't find a library book in your search engine | Technology | The Guardian
Finding a book at your local library should just involve a simple web search.
Finding a book at your local library should just involve a simple web search. But thanks to a US cataloguing site, that is far from the case
Yet there is an alternative that few people seem aware of: Worldcat (worldcat.org), which offers web access to the largest repository of bibliographic data in the world - from the 40-year-old Ohio-based non-profit Online Computer Library Center (oclc.org). But Worldcat suffers from the same problem on a larger scale.JPEG & PNG Stripper - www.SteelBytes.com
JPEG & PNG Stripper - www.SteelBytes.com
, Win98, WinME, WinNT4, Win2000, WinAbout XC | The eXtensible Catalog
Well, if someone else is going to do the work that I keep whining about trying to do here, it might as well be the clever folk at Rochester.Lifehacker - Beat Your MP3 Tags Into Shape with These MediaMonkey Scripts - ID3
Scripts for repairing mp3 tags
עוד דרך לארגן ספריות מוזיקה באמצעות מדיהמאנקי
Inconsistently tagged MP3s can be a real pain. Avoid hours spent digging through your music aligning bands and album tags with these hard-working MediaMonkey scripts.Google Announces Support for Microformats and RDFa - O'Reilly Radar
Good news for microformats, support of google can make a large difference
Google Announces Support for Microformats and RDFa - O'Reilly Radar Google Announces Support for Microformats and RDFaby Timothy M. O'Brien| comments: 8On Tuesday, Google introduced a feature called Rich Snippets which provides users with a convenient summary of a ... はてなブックマーク - Google Announces Support for Microformats and RDFa - O'Reilly Radar はてなブックマークに追加 dann dann rdf
Breakdown on Google Microformats
An explanation of RDFa and the impending Google support for the markup.Linked Data is Blooming: Why You Should Care - ReadWriteWeb
Last week we discussed how the current era of the Web is evolving. One of the concepts we noted was Linked Data, an idea whose time has come in 2009. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, gave a must-view talk at the TED Conference earlier this year, evangelizing Linked Data. He said that Linked Data was a sea change akin to the invention of the WWW itself. We've gone from a Web of documents, via the WWW, to a Web of data. Berners-Lee is now on a crusade for everyone from government departments, to individuals, to open up their data and put it on the Web - so that others can link to it and use it. In this post we give a high-level overview of Linked Data. Read on to stop and smell the roses.Authorities & Vocabularies (Library of Congress): About
"Common Tag is an open tagging format developed to make content more connected, discoverable and engaging. Unlike free-text tags, Common Tags are references to unique, well-defined concepts, complete with metadata and their own URLs. With Common Tag, site owners can more easily create topic hubs, cross-promote their content, and enrich their pages with free data, images and widgets."Putting Government Data online - Design Issues
Notes from Tim Berners-LeeA List Apart: Articles: Introduction to RDFa II
microSyntax is about conventions, not standards. http://bit.ly/gsWQe << iRobt openIDeas tagLinks syndicNation
Stowe Boyd's project to bring structure to the microstream
Deep structure for the real time stream.
As a result of all this activity, and the potential for collective action in these efforts, we are launching a new non-profit, Microsyntax.org, with the purpose of investigating the various ways that individuals and tool vendors are trying to innovate around this sort of microsyntax, trying to define reference use cases that illuminate the ways they may be used or interpreted, and to create a forum where alternative approaches can be discussed and evaluated. We may even get involved in the development of proof-of-concept implementations that can act as reference architectures for microsyntactic extensions to the Twitter grammar emerging in the real time stream.
Like Microformats but for marking up syntactic data eg TwitterGoogle's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
also check out the link to google's mis-scannings..
August 31, 2009 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that points out some endemic errors with the digitized book quality including grossly erroneous dates. Also points out the problem of monopoly.Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking
seo and meta tag'sreflections - Google Code
A Java annotation scannerRDA | Constituency Review
Full Nov 2008 draft
Chapters and Appendices in PDF format comprising the November 2008 full draft of RDA which is designed to replace AACR2.
Chapters and Appendices in PDF format comprising the November 2008 full draft of RDA.Google: "We're Not Doing a Good Job with Structured Data" - ReadWriteWeb
That's something that's a bit troublesome - if better search technology for indexing the Deep Web comes into existence outside of Google, the world may not end up using it until such point Google either duplicates or acquires the invention.
Enabling a Google-like search from structured sources (databases)
Google and Yahoo approaching structued Web
Halevy, who heads the "Deep Web" search initiative at Google, described the "Shallow Web" as containing about 5 million web pages while the "Deep Web" is estimated to be 500 times the size. This hidden web is currently being indexed in part by Google's automated systems that submit queries to various databases, retrieving the content found for indexing. In addition to that aspect of the Deep Web - dubbed "vertical searching" - Halevy also referenced two other types of Deep Web Search: semantic search and product search.Downloads: JPEG & PNG Stripper Removes the Metadata from Your Images
JPEG & PNG Stripper an extremely small portable application that strips the metadata out of JPEG and PNG image files.
Windows only: JPEG & PNG Stripper an extremely small portable application that strips the metadata out of JPEG and PNG image files.Start to Finish Guide to Whipping Your Music's Metadata into Shape - Music - Lifehacker
140 chars you say?... This is What a Tweet Looks Like http://j.mp/8ZkkDJ
This is What a Tweet Looks Like
twitter schema representation.
a breakdown of all the information in a tweet
Get a look at all the metadata behind the humble tweet: http://is.gd/bEYcL This is what the semantic web looks like. via @paoloman – Negar Mottahedeh (negaratduke) http://twitter.com/negaratduke/statuses/12711760820
Think a tweet is just 140 characters of text? Think again. To developers building tools on top of the Twitter platform, they know tweets contain far more information than just whatever brief, passing thought you felt the urge to share with your friends via the microblogging network. A tweet is filled with metadata - information about when it was sent, by who, using what Twitter application and so on. Now, thanks to Raffi Krikorian, a developer on Twitter's API/Platform team, you can see what a tweet looks like, in all its data-rich detail.Common Tag Brings Standards to Metadata
The project aims to help make content as discoverable and connected as could reasonably be assumed. The creators also hope to make content more engaging. When a web app can determine what a piece of content is actually about, the UX improves exponentially. The website gives the example of a developer creating an app that uses an article about the most recent Star Trek movie and lets users purchase tickets on the same page. The site reads, "Since both the publisher and ticket service use Common Tag, the application is able to easily make the connection without having to guess at what the content of the two services is about." Tags are expressed using RDFa, a standard format for defining data in HTML.
Reading: Common Tag Brings Standards to Metadata http://bit.ly/rhshF [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/2157913493]The Open Graph Protocol
The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to enable any web page to have the same functionality as a Facebook Page. While many different technologies and schemas exist and could be combined together, there isn't a single technology which provides enough information to richly represent any web page within the social graph. The Open Graph protocol builds on these existing technologies and gives developers one thing to implement. Developer simplicity is a key goal of the Open Graph protocol which has informed many of the technical design decisions.Open Graph protocol - Facebook Developers
The Open Graph protocol enables you to integrate your web pages into the social graph. It is currently designed for web pages representing profiles of real-world things — things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants. Once your pages become objects in the graph, users can establish connections to your pages as they do with Facebook Pages. Based on the structured data you provide via the Open Graph protocol, your pages show up richly across Facebook: in user profiles, within search results and in News Feed.Maelstrom Over Metadata :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs
A debate is carrying on in the undercurrents of the academic Web, pitting those who defend libraries' core mission of open access against the membership organization that collects and operates a massive online catalog on which many of them rely.
"A debate is carrying on in the undercurrents of the academic Web, pitting those who defend libraries’ core mission of open access against the membership organization that collects and operates a massive online catalog on which many of them rely."
OCLC and the blog-o-sphereDare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Facebook’s Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer’s Perspective
A great breakdown of Open Graph's potential impact on the Web and the possibilities available for developers
Really great take on why the Facebook Graph API is exciting and different than anything before it.
Four items as the key benefits to the web as a whole from the F8 announcements 1. No 24-hour caching limit 2. An API that is realtime and isn’t just about content 3. The Open Graph protocol 4. OAuth 2.0
Open Graph Protocol primer by @Carnage4Life. RDFa, social objects, semantic web & social graph all come together. http://bit.ly/amvjw9
Why Facebook's Open Graph protocol is good news for the open web...Find exif data - Online exif/metadata photo viewer
RT @draenews: Del Find exif data - Online exif/metadata photo viewer: http://www.findexif.com/
Extract exif data from any jpg online image, just paste the URL of the image, no need to upload photos to our server!Seeing Standards
Very Useful Guide to the myriads of metadata standardsHTML5 Microdata: Welcome to the Machine | Nettuts+
I don’t think it is hyperbole to say that HTML5 will change the way that you think about web development. I welcome many of the changes as they make development easier, and the user experience richer. With any change, though, there is certain to be a bit of trepidation and controversy. One addition that certainly is not without its controversy is the Microdata specification, but I believe the benefits of this very simple specification are going to change how you look at your mark-up in the very near future.
un tutoBBC - BBC Internet Blog: BBC World Cup 2010 dynamic semantic publishing
Ace post on how the BBC were using data to build their World Cup site.
BBC World Cup 2010 dynamic semantic publishing Post categories: World Cup, linked data, metadata, semantic, semantic web, web publishing