Sitting now in the Supporting Education session at JCDL. Carl Lagoze is talking now, & giving some lessons learned from the NSDL experience. They all boil down to: This was a lot harder than we thought it would be, & People satisfice. Carl’s conclusion is that the NSDL was not a successful project. [Apparently I’m mistaken in writing this; see the comments below.] Chris Borgman says: “this is extremely depressing.. Read More

Word of the Day

The word of the day here at JCDL is: mash-up. Or possibly mashup? (Thanks to Monica for this observation!) Jonathan Zittrain started it this morning in the plenary session, and I’ve heard at least 2 other people use it during their presentations, & I think I used it myself during mine. (Half the time I don’t know what comes out of my mouth during conference presentations, seriously.) Zittrain of course.. Read More