by Tal Noznisky
Sunday morning’s keynote speech drew in a pretty full house. Hundreds sat and listened to presenter David Weinberger discuss the state of libraries’ metadata. It’s a mess, he said, but something can be done about that: it can be ordered and repackaged as regular data. This begs the question: what is the difference between data and metadata? That’s a squishy topic. Libraries may objectively nonetheless repurpose data generated by means such as description or use into discoverable and shareable content. Doing so would, in Weinberger’s terms, be awesome. Awesome stuff gets the word out about a library’s resources and value.
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by Grace Feldman
The AALL 2013 tidal wave has come and gone:
As we return to work and begin chipping away at a backlog of assignments, let’s reflect on how wonderfully LLOPS served the greater AALL community over the last several days. The hustle and bustle of LLOPS members volunteering at bag stuffing, hospitality and registration between attending programs, SIS events, committee meetings, workshops was truly amazing. Go LLOPS!
Rita Dermody and Tina Ching receive service commendation from AALL President Jean Wenger.
Prior to AALL’s keynote a special thanks went out to two LLOPSters for their hard work, serving as Local Arrangement Committee Chairs. LLOPS is proud to have hosted the conference this year and we are certainly proud of Rita and Tina! Thanks to everyone who volunteered too, you made this year very special.