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  Open Knowledge Foundation: The Open Data Survey: Measuring what matters to you I once heard a brilliant government official say that in government you only measure what matters to you. This resonated with me back when I was a public servant and it makes even more sense now that I have participated over the last few years in the Global Open Data … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-11-21By Oscar Montiel Journal of Web Librarianship: Introduction to the Special Issue of … Read More

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  LITA: Hear How We’re All Makers – a LITA webinar Sign up Now for Diversity, Inclusion, and Empowerment in Library MakerspacesInstructors: Sharona Ginsberg, Learning Technologies Librarian, SUNY Oswego and Lauren Di Monte, Data & Research Impact Librarian, University of RochesterDecember 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central time       One oft-overlooked aspect of making and … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-11-17By Mark Beatty Max Planck Digital Library: HTTPS only for MPG/SFX and MPG.eBooks As of next week, all http requests … Read More

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  District Dispatch: ALA signs trade policy principles Today ALA signed the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements, joining over 70 international copyright experts, think tanks and public interest groups. The Principles address the need for balanced copyright policy in trade agreements. Over the years, trade policies have increasingly implicated copyright and other IP laws, sometimes … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-11-15By Carrie Russell District Dispatch: Librarians comment on Education Department priorities The American Library Association and librarians across … Read More

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  District Dispatch: Creating the NLLD special collection This is a guest post from Rosalind Seidel, our fall Special Collections Intern joining us from the University of Maryland (UMD). Rosie has one semester left in her MLIS program at UMD, and hopes to become a rare books and special collections librarian. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-11-13By Emily Wagner Richard Wallis: Structured Data: Helping Google Understand Your Site Firstly let me credit the source … Read More

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  Islandora: New CLAW Committer: Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan The Islandora CLAW committers have asked Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan to become a committer and we are pleased to announce that he has accepted! Nat has worked with the project for a while now and has contributed both code and documentation to Islandora CLAW.  He’s been very active in our development workflow, … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-11-10By dlamb Harvard Library Innovation Lab: LITA, Day One We’re off to a great start here in Denver at … Read More

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