CDLINFO News: Opinion and Commentary

Undefined Future Uses

Last week I attended a lecture titled “Computing and the Practice of History” by Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media  at George Mason University.   … More


The Progress of Preservation

I was very pleased by the nice recognition from Library of Congress’s “Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments of 2012” of three projects CDL has been involved in: The DataUp Project. … More

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Putting the P in DPLA

May 1, 2012  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

By Heather Christenson I don’t work in a public library; I work in an academic library, and specifically, an academic digital library. In recent years academic libraries have been grappling … More

GBS at the Crossroads: What Now, What Next?

March 26, 2011  |  Category:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

One year ago last February just days before the Google Books Settlement Fairness Hearing, I wrote a blogpost fancifully titled Hurtling Toward the Finish Line:  Should the Google Book Settlement … More

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Amazing times, social media

February 22, 2011  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary,Web Archiving  |  Author: 

I work with web archiving full-time so you think that I’d be used to the web by now – but sometimes it can still strike me as strange.  These have … More

Get Inspired By 3 Of Our Favorite Blogs

November 24, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Curious about where we get our ideas for Your Life@Work? Sometimes our post will arise from a skill we already have and want to share; sometimes it’s from a wish to … More

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The Project Post-Mortem: A Valuable Tool for Continuous Improvement

November 17, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Now that your team has finally delivered its project, there is one more important step before the team disbands: the project post-mortem. The name might sound forbidding (some people prefer … More

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The Scholar’s Library is Global

There has been much talk of late about the need for and possibility of creating a National Digital Library (see the call by Robert Darnton and one response by Roy … More

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Launch Your Project With A Brief Energizing Goal

November 10, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Have you ever worked on a project team and found you weren’t really sure what the goal of the project was? Leslie and I recently attended a University of California … More

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Meeting Notes: Better Results with Half the Work

October 20, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Is it your turn to take notes at an upcoming meeting? Give yourself and everyone else a break with a simple, cut-to-the chase method: record only what’s essential and ignore the … More

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