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IWAW05 papers.


5th International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW05) papers.

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Mashup with Dapper

Dapper, a new service which makes it easy to extract content from any website.

Ideas In Chat

Digital Library of India


Open-ILS is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), named Evergreen. It is being developed and maintained by the Georgia Public Library Service for use by the Georgia Library PINES Program, a consortium of 252 public libraries. This software can be downloaded for free, and anyone can contribute to development efforts.


35 years of MEDLINE

TRIP Database

Trip Database - For Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)- TRIP Database

TRIP Database, A for Evidence-Based Practice. Allowing users to easily and rapidly identify the highest quality evidence from a wide range of sources.


Demonstrating Value of Actionable URLs

DLF-Aquifer Asset Actions Experiment: Demonstrating Value of Actionable URLs

Metadata records harvested using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) are often characterized by scarce, inconsistent and ambiguous resource URLs. There is a growing recognition among OAI service providers that this can create access problems and can limit range of services offered. This article reports on an experiment carried out by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group to demonstrate the utility of harvestable metadata records that include multiple typed actionable URLs ("asset actions"). The experiment dealt specifically with digital image resources. By having for all images a consistent set of well-labeled URLs (e.g., pointing to thumbnails, in-context presentations of images on data provider's Website, or medium and high resolution views), the service provider was able to insure consistent results across repositories of content from multiple institutions. With predictable retrieval, advanced features such as thumbnail result displays, image annotation and manipulation, and advanced book bag functions are possible. It was even possible to overlay for use with this widely dispersed content a locally developed digital object collector tool from the University of Virginia. Results illustrate the potential of asset actions and support the need for further work at the community level to define and model actionable URLs for different classes of resources, and to develop agreements on how to label and convey these URLs in concert with descriptive metadata.


New policy for adoption by IR managers

UTas ePrints - The Patchwork Mandate

This document describes a new policy for adoption by IR managers who have been unable to persuade their management to bring in an institutional mandate.



LearningSpace - OpenLearn LearningSpace - The Open University
OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.

Are Libraries doing something illegal by sharing books?

Just read the following argument that Libraries are doing something illegal by sharing books:

What if book publishers started to sue libraries? at Torrentfreak

"..Yes, libraries! Libraries are evil, evil places. One single copy of a book, movie or music album is borrowed and abused by tens, if not hundreds of self-centred, ignorant pirates. Hell, they even have copiers in most libraries allowing pirates to copy every book on the shelves.."

The argument is flawed in comparing online services like Google with Physical Libraries. In the digital world a "copy" is transmitted from the server to the end user's client (Browser). However in Libraries, no "copies" are made. They are rather circulated. When no copies are made, Howcome copyrights are violated?

Google's SMTP server to send mails

How to use Gmail as your SMTP server - Lifehacker

Free G-Mail inviter - The free G-Mail inviter

Why Wiki

Why Wiki?
Online video course will introduce you to the benefits and disadvantages of this new and controversial publication format.


Zotero - The Next-Generation Research Tool
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.