Simon Willison has a great piece here about disambiguating URLs. Best practice on creating and publishing URLs is obviously something of interest to any publisher. See this excerpt from Simon’s post:
_“Here’s a random example, plucked from today’s del.icio.us popular. convinceme.net is a new online debating site (tag clouds, gradient fills, rounded corners). It’s listed in del.icio.us a total of four times!
http://www.convinceme.net/ has 36 saves
http://www.convinceme.net/index.php has 148 saves
Somebody is both reading (and recommending) this blog - see Lorcan’s post here. Just my opinion but would be really good to see more librarians following this in order to arrive at better consensus.
Due to spam the comments and trackbacks were turned off on the blog since last week. Comments can be moderated so they have now been turned back on. Glad to see postings picking up.
The RSC has gone live today with the results of Project Prospect, introducing semantic enrichment of journal articles across all our titles. I’m pretty sure we’re the first primary research publisher to do anything of this scope.
We’re identifying chemical compounds and providing synonyms, InChIs (IUPAC’s Chemical Identifier), downloadable CML (Chemical Markup Language), SMILES strings and 2D images for these compounds. In terms of subject area we’re marking up terms from the IUPAC Gold Book, and also Open Biomedical Ontology terms from the Gene, Cell, and Sequence Ontologies.
A couple weeks back there was a meeting of the Open Archive Initiative‘s Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) Technical Committee hosted in the Butler Library at Columbia University, New York.
Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC blogs here on the report (PDF format) that was generated from that meeting. As does Pete Johnston of Eduserv here.
Adobe announces today the following:
“SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 29, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it intends to release the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for the purpose of publication by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).”
The full press release is here.
(Via Oleg Tkachenko’s Blog.)
Not to get too self-referential here, but it was very cool to see that Tony Hammond has managed to get Not to get too self-referential here, but it was very cool to see that Tony Hammond has managed to get This based on a podcast interview with Tony posted on January 26th.
Although most folks will already know about this it still seems significant enough to blog the arrival of XQuery 1.0, XSLT 2.0, and XPath 2.0. See the W3C Press Release.
Was rooting around for some information and stumbled across this page which may be of interest:
Namespaced Extensions in Feeds
Thursday, August 03, 2006
posted by Mihai Parparita
“I wrote a small MapReduce program to go over our BigTable and get the top 50 namespaces based on the number of feeds that use them.”
Seems quite an impressive percentage for PRISM.
First off, a Happy New Year to all!
A post of mine to the OpenURL list may possibly be of interest. Following up the recent W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group) Finding on “The Use of Metadata in URIs” I pointed out that the TAG do not seem to be aware of OpenURL: which is both a standard prescription for including metadata in URI strings and a US information standard to boot.