May 22, 2018

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Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include "Technology in Libraries: Essays in Honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow" (2008), "Managing the Digital Library" (2004), "XML in Libraries" (2002), "Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial" (1996), and "Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook" (1993). Roy wrote a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal for a decade and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education. Follow him on Twitter @rtennant.


  1. I wonder if the Library of Congress folks working on the Extended Date/Time Format are aware of TEMPER:

    • Ryan, Thanks for pointing that out! I hadn’t known of the work. Although I notice that TEMPER was mentioned at one point in the related discussion, there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that John Kunze’s work was considered — rather, it seems to seek to be a “profile” of 8601 and therefore tracks that standard’s suggested practices more than TEMPER.