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 used the term in (one of) the correct sense(s), as a copyright issue. But the rest of us have used the term in the context of our research projects, that we’re mashing up other people’s work. Before today I probably would have used the term munge. Which makes me think, what would a scholarly mashup be? And then I realized that all of scholarship is a mashup: we are all continually standing on the shoulders of giants, after all.