10-minute experiment on linked bibliographic data quality dimensions Show more
Lucy McKenna and Jeremy Debattista are running an experiment evaluating a quality-driven dataset portal for supporting librarian metadata creators.
The evaluation portal is at: http://irc-eval.adaptcentre.ie/
If you have some time they would love your participation.
First bike ride of spring Show more
The Bixi bike-share rolled out its program one day early this year so I gladly jumped on a bike and rode.
Now it truly feels like spring. Next: THE RAIN!
I watched the McGill English department's production of Cymbeline on Friday night and it was great. They nailed the comedic notes and touched on just enough tragedy to bring home the cathartic finale.
It's been years since I delved into Shakespeare. This production swapped most of the man characters with women and it was 👩🍳😘
Library publishing metadata Show more
Just wrote one of our nation's research libraries to tell them the journals they're publishing have way-off metadata publication dates (e.g. pub year is 2006 but their metadata says 2013) and Google Scholar and other aggregators are regurgitating the bad data.
I could have just ignored it but it messed with my research experience, so hopefully they can fix it and others will benefit?
Useful formatted contents fields (MARC21) Show more
505 0. $aA -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.
Excited to share the postprint of my newest chapter, "Barriers to Ethical Name Modeling in Current Linked Data Encoding Practices" published in Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control and self-archived in PSU's ScholarSphere.
Soaking libraries / library users? Show more
I'm currently at McGill University, and using the library proxy to access journals, as one does.
Through the McGill proxy, the Semantic Web Journal throws up a paywall of 27.50 EUR / article, but <shrug>. There are OA versions of the articles.
Then I noticed when I access the same article *without* using the library proxy, it's freely available online.
This seems like a special kind of greed?
conda Python environment manager Show more
Suddently started seeing "conda <foo>" seemingly everywhere over the past week.
Looked into it. So you have to install the Anaconda Python distribution (653mb download!) to get the conda env manager. And it installs all kinds of native libraries that my distro already has (libssh2, krb5, libgcc-ng, ...). Could be a security concern.
And then it offers to install vscode?!?
I think I'll stick with pipenv for now.
Windows updates, whee Show more
Tip o' the hat for the latest Windows update silently:
1. Re-enabling Windows Fast Boot
2. Modifying UEFI/BIOS to put Windows at the top of the boot order
There's fifteen minutes of productivity gone for me to restore order to my predominately Linux-based system.
Swearing, sacrilege; Canadian humour Show more
Canada's music awards show is on and they're promoting voting for the "Juno Fan Choice award", as well as suggested hashtags for your favourite nominee. All of which start with "#JFC".
So all I can think of is an exasperated parent yelling:
Well I LOL'd anyway.
one window, 255 tabs
two main windows with random division of 5 flavors of Firefox Container tabs, uBlock Origin, each opening links in new Private windows, one persistent private window for the travel site that never works w/o it, one Chromium incognito session for the other travel company that never works, one TBB session for private onion services, one Chrome instance w separate personas for each commercial service I'm forced to use DRM on (no other links). Electron apps.
I went to a show last night! Mother Mother were in town, and they were in fine form.
Ryan (l) referred to the collective energy in the audience and the shared experience as a form of group therapy (just before the band launched into "It's Alright") and he's not wrong. I had been in a funk for most of the past week and I needed that show.
I got to hang out just a metre away from Jasmin, and I could hear her vocals over the amplified sound. Amazing pipes!
LIS journal rant Show more
About the journal: "The scope of the journal is to publish contemporary and quality research, including theoretical research papers and applications. The journal is open and encourages the use of various research methods (quantitative and qualitative methods).
QQML e-journal as a rule publishes the papers presented at the International conference QQML- Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (www.isast.org)." http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/about
BIBFRAME linked data - argh Show more
A few weeks ago I asked why identifiers in BIBFRAME must be literal values, instead of URIs.
44 messages later, after being asked what I would expect from dereferencing a URI, I find myself quoting Tim Berners-Lee's original linked data principles.
And responding to an assertion that "We have established X" when X, AFAICT, was never established.
Clearly I'm missing something. Like, the design rationale for BIBFRAME.
TIL that the LD4 Discovery Affinity Group is open to anyone to join. It's trying to figure out how to implement search and discovery of linked bibliographic data. On Blacklight but principles to be generally applicable.
@platypus - of interest?
Of course site is under maintenance at the moment but... https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/LD4P2/LD4+Discovery+Affinity+Group+Charge
Data colonialism Show more
There's a webinar on data colonialism including Kim Christen (who has written about collaborative curation and digital heritage stewardship) tomorrow.
Seems like a relevant concept to bear in mind as libraries and archives move towards linked bibliographic data.
The webinar is hosted by the "Demos Project at FSU [which] fosters and supports scholarship involving structured data around people (the demos) and their environment."
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