Libraries & Emerging Technologies Working Group
The Libraries and Emerging Technologies Working Group helps Federal libraries and information centers become aware of and prepare for technology infused change and provides the knowledge required to positively influence decisions at all levels. The working group monitors technologies, practices and tools that have potential application in the Federal space and provide insight and commentary on how these emerging technologies might be incorporated into the services and business processes of libraries and information centers.
|Leadership in Uncertain Times:
Federal Librarians Envision Use
of Physical Space Through 2020
A report of the FLICC Special Project
on Planning for Library Spaces A
project of the Libraries and Emerging
Technologies Working Group
Final Report - 177KB PDF File
- A Guide to Institutional Repository Software
- ARL's Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age
- GILS RSS Workshop: Publish and Syndicate Your News to the Web
- RSS for New Web Masters: What is RSS and How Do You Use It?
- RSS for New Web Masters: Using RSS Feeds in Aggregators and as Free Web Content
- A Detailed Description of RSS
- RSS(sm): Rich Site Services
- eFeeds(sm): Web Feeds from Electronic Journals
- B-Feeds(sm): Web Feeds for Books and Monographs
- RSS in Government
- Pew Study on RSS and Blog Statistics
- General Bibliography
CATS wiki (available onsite at The Library of Congress to LET WG members at http://www.loc.gov/staff/CATS) Includes a great deal of information on Categorization, Controlled Vocabularies, Classification, Automated Metadata Generation, Taxonomies, and Thesauri and their relation to Search. Questions? Contact Jan Herd directly about the contents of the CATS wiki.
For general questions please use the Ask-A-Librarian service from Business Reference Services
- Taxonomy and Knowledge Organization (Presentation)
- Taxonomy and Knowledge Organization (PowerPoint Slides)
- Resources for Taxonomy Creation and Content Management
- Searchtools.com Tools to create taxonomies, browsable directories and classifying documents
Taxonomy Video Series
FLICC programs from 2002-2004 on Taxonomy issues including Taxonomy Tools (October 2002), Promoting Information Retrieval Strategies in Federal Agencies (March 2003), Creating Taxonomies: Using Metrics to Show Progress (April 2003), Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on Subject-based Access (October 2003), and Topic Mapping Projects (April 2004)
Metrics & Statistics
Accountability and showing a return on investment are quickly becoming a standard way of business for libraries. This section describes best practices for gathering and analysis of physical and digital metrics and effective presentations to show value/ROI, economic impact and intellectual influence.
SUSHI Webinars - provided on the NISO site, the series of free webinar recordings explain COUNTER and SUSHI, at both a layman and technical level.
ALA Publications on Library Value
- Bibliography of articles, books, studies, and presentations related to library value or ROI.
COUNTER - Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) Code of Practice provides a standard, machine readable and consistent usage report for journals and databases.
SUSHI - NISO's Standardized Usage
Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) is a best practice designed to help
libraries gather and integrate COUNTER-based usage statistics.
EBSCO Journal Price Projections - EBSCO uses recent
price information received from major publishers and historical price data to project price increases for the upcoming year.
How much information?
University of California at Berkeley 2003 report attempting to estimate
how much information is created each year. Useful to show the growth of
OCLC Membership Reports - OCLC initiatives include the publishing of in-depth studies and topical surveys that let you understand issues, trends, and perceptions that affect librarianship and help you plan for the future.
Publisher Perpetual Access Terms - Blog created to aggregate the terms for various publishers and whether they support various archiving options such as Portico, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, JStor, or Project Muse.
To join the working group please email email@example.com.
Last Updated: 03/05/2014