ALA – Algumas notas

By | 23 de Junho de 2006

Não pude ir este ano (em cima de exames ) mas a blogosfera permite manter-me a par dos acontecimentos:

Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA 2006; “Sum” pontifications é um posto que apareceu no blog da LITA a que tenho de dar mais atenção assim que passe a época.

Os tópicos são:

  • The increasing availability of Voice of over IP (VoIP) is making it easier to communicate with people all over the world in real time.
  • Web pages in the form of blogs and wikis are becoming the norm as opposed to the exception.
  • Social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook are forms of communication, identify formulation, and benign exhibitionism.
  • The ideas forming the core of open source software are slowly leaking into other domains including science and government.
  • Meta-search is not living up to expectations, and I assert this is because it is based on poor technological assumptions.
  • Mass digitization will change aspects of librarianship.
  • Licensed content and digital resource management (DRM) schemes are not going away, but neither is open access.
  • There is a growing discontent with the library catalogs.
  • The cataloging process is moving from complete and full to good enough because full-text indexing and automatic classification is less expensive.
  • OCLC is continuing to expand and redefine itself.

Muitos deles merecem um post individual. Enquanto não o faço , vão lá ver!