unlocking hathitrust: an interview.

I have an article¬†in Library Journal this week on HathiTrust, the giant¬†"digital library by libraries for libraries." It's an interview with Heather Christiansen and Paul Fogel, two key HathiTrust staffers that I've enjoyed working with in the past. An excerpt: As librarians and users, we constantly encounter digital discovery interfaces and collections, but we don't... Continue Reading →

upping access to online periodicals.

Today's New York Times online has a piece on a strategy they themselves recently adopted, and one that in tandem with the open publishing movement portends significant change for library e-subscription policy (and hopefully expenditures). Publications such as Sports Illustrated and Newsweek are making their back and historic issues available online, thus increasing their findability... Continue Reading →

authentication meets digitization

It's something of an old story by now, but I heard an amazing piece this weekend on Tech Nation about a novel process that uses CAPTCHAs, the distorted series of characters you confirm when a website needs you to prove you are human, to decipher scanned words. Luis von Ahn, the Carnegie Mellon computer science... Continue Reading →

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