To explain the utility of semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type “Chevy Chase” into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a panel appears on the right of the screen, displaying photos of the actor, a short bio, date of birth, height, full name, spouses and children, and a short list of movies and TV shows in which he has starred. Continue typing the letters “ma” into the search box, and the panel instantly changes, showing images, maps, current weather, and other basic information regarding the town of Chevy Chase, MD.
DPLA Receives Funding From Sloan Foundation to Begin In-Depth Discussion About Ebooks and Their Future
From a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Announcement: Books are among the richest artifacts of human culture. In the last half-millenium, we have written over a hundred million of them globally, and within their pages lie incredibly diverse forms of literature, history, and science, poetry and prose, the sacred and the profane. Thanks to […]
The grand opening, including a ribbon cutting and reception, of the Cleveland Digital Public Library is taking place today at its physical location inside the Main Library located in downtown Cleveland. ClevDPL will normally be open from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and includes a touch wall, preservation lab, digital hub, learning commons. Learn […]
DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) Announces New Service Hubs in Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, and Caribbean
Great news! Keep the service hubs as well as content hubs coming. From the DPLA: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the addition of four Service Hubs that will be joining our Hub network. The Hubs represent Tennessee, Maryland, Maine and the Caribbean. These Hubs were selected from the first-ever […]
tenet — a principle or belief Having worked in libraries my entire adult life (I began by volunteering at 17), I’ve seen a lot of technology come and go. I like to say that I’ve forgotten more library technology than most young librarians know. And mostly I’m happy about that. If an acoustic coupler modem never […]
Imagine if building a flashlight was as easy as stacking blocks, or that you could build a robot with a shoebox, nine-volt battery, and a pile of components small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Enter LittleBits, a modular, à la carte electronics prototyping platform for users of all skill levels