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Applications vs. Capabilities

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(Originally titled Infinite Malleability: Porting What We've Learned From the Digital World into Real Life)

Copyright vs Universal Access to All Human Knowledge and Groups Without Cost: The State of Play in the Global Copyfight (Cory Doctorow)

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 The Internet promises the realization of two of humanity's noblest dreams: universal access to all human knowledge and the capacity to form and coor

Drupal In Libraries (Cary Gordon)

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Cary Gordon

Cary will do an overview of Drupal in Libraries, present Drupal as a content management "framework" / web-based application development platform, including where Drupal is going with Drupal 7 and beyond. Cary will also mention Drupal's community-based development and governance structure.

Grasping What Is Already Within Immediate Reach: Universal Open Access Mandates (Stevan Harnad)

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 Open Access (OA) means free online access to peer-reviewed journal articles (about 2.5 million articles per year, published in about 25,000 journals across all scholarly and scientific disciplines) in order to maximize the usage and impact of research by making it freely accessible to all potential users and not just those whose institutions that can afford to subscribe to the journal in which it happens to be published.

Hackfest Report 1

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Hackfest Report 1 is two presentations. The iWebkit OPAC and fixing incorrect OCR.

Hacking as a Way of Knowing ( William J. Turkel)

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Researchers are familiar with the idea of digitization, converting text, images and sound into digital form. New technologies allow us to turn all of those bits back into atoms, through reverse processes of materialization. It's not quite Star Trek (yet), but desktop fabrication and ubiquitous computing allow us to create artifacts, devices, exhibits and environments that can shape people's experience of place, community and the past.

ILS in the Sky With Diamonds / OS ILS (Roy Tennant & Mike Rylander)

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ILS in the Sky With Diamonds (Roy Tennant) / Distributed Cloud reso

Inspecting the Elephant: Characterizing the Hathi Trust Collection (Roy Tennant)

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The Hathi Trust is a collaborative digital repository that holds millions of items -- many of them publicly available at one or more Hathi Trust

IslandLives: A Flexible Digital Repository Framework (Donald Moses & Paul Pound)

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In 2008 the Robertson Library received a private donation “to develop a rich repository of the history of the people of Prince Edward Island”. We have completed the first stage of the project - the digitization of all of the published community histories on Prince Edward Island - and have been focused on developing and integrating a storage, search, and discovery system based on Islandora - middleware that connects the Drupal CMS and the Fedora repository framework.

Next Gen OPACs (Bess Sadler & Jonathan Jiras)

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Bess Sadler: Exposing your Hidden Collections with Blacklight:           Jonathan Jiras: eXtensible Catalog Update

Repository Development at the Library of Congress (Dan Chudnov)

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The Repository Development Group at the Library of Congress builds infrastructure and applications which support digital content tran

Representing and Managing the Data Deluge (Dorothea Salo)

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Grab a bucket, it's raining data! Library data, research data, primary data, mashed-up data, raw data, cooked data, our data, other people's data...

The Portal to Texas History (Cathy Hartman & Mark Phillips)

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Cathy Hartman & Mark Phillips

The Portal to Texas History is a multi-institutional repository for digitized cultural heritage objects hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.

Thunder Talks

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Virtual Research Environment - 2 Years Later (Mark Leggott)

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 At the 2007 Access Conference I presented on the early stages of a new project at the University of Prince Edward Island, the VRE.

Will We Command Our Data? From the Petascale to the Personal (Richard Akerman)

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This presentation provides an overview of recent drivers contributing to the increasing availability of datasets from four sources: research, government, libraries and individuals.  Libr

Zotero a Better Way to Go? (Gwendolyn MacNairn)

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Academic libraries continue to expand their collections by providing access to as much digital content as possible. We need to balance these acquisition activities with complimentary teaching and learning activities in order to support the academic integrity policies of our institutions -- requiring students to give appropriate credit to the sources used in their assignments.

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