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Further explore rules-related challenges

Given the impact of rules, authority issues, where core, basic data is required; there is a need for extensibility/scalability; and data and standards are dynamic, should we: identify the scale of the problem; determine its starting point; determine format and cataloging rules; manage semantic vocabularies and content through application community profiles; determine question of how one size can fit all (libraries, ...more »

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As scholars are increasing using Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters.These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networlking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation ...more »

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Social Media Role in Libraries

Interesting topic addressed by Robert A. Schrier at Syracuse University. Brings up question: Does NISO want to consider more sessions focused on Emerging/Future Technologies track (e.g., Augmented Reality)? Abstract: Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july11/schrier/07schrier.html) "Digital collections marketing is an important, yet often ...more »

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3-D Printing

I believe 3-D printing and its implications on intellectual property is an interesting topic. Clive Thompson recently wrote a brief article on this in Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/ For a more detailed look, please see Michael Weinberg's white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing: http://www.publicknowledge.org/it-will-be-awesome-if-they-dont-screw-it-up ...more »

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E-Science Librarianship

Perhaps a good companion to our data set presetnations: what is e-science librarianship? What roles to e-science librarians play? What skills does an e-science librarian need to have? ARL/DLF have been doing e-science programming since 2011, but is an overview for a larger audience worth considering?

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Behaving like a startup

During the BookExpo meeting, the President of Bloomsbury publishing said (paraphrasing), "Any company that isn't behaving like a start-up is doomed". What does this mean? How can a large institution be more nimble, act more quickly, adopt new tech more easily? What can be learned from startups and what can be avoided?

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