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Let’s be honest: I found out about this project by misspelling ‘Carpet Project’ with ‘Capret Project’ at Google. But I was really surprising by the result, because the outcome of this small project is very interesting: CaPRet stands for ‘Cut and Paste Reuse Tracking’ and is a mini-project funded by JISC Cetis, the provided code allows an owner of a webpage to track what parts of his page is copied and maybe where it’s used again. But the code also adds author and license information to the copied text, which the user will see after pasting the text to new document.
The developer Brandon Muramatsu describes on his Blog how it works: “CaPRéT uses the jQuery library and a jQuery clipboard extension to monitor the copy event on a given web page. At the time content is copied, the extension adds attribution information ...
After last week’s announcement to publish VIAF as open linked data under the license ODC-BY new OCLC news are indicating a new course of the organization: The same step is under discussion for Worldcat, the union catalogue should also fall under the license ODC-BY. Furthermore the engagement of Richard Wallis has been announced, Wallis new roll in the OCLC is the “Technology Evangelist”.
Peter Murray reports on Disruptive Library Technology Jester, that the publication of Worldcat data under the license ODC-BY has been discussed on the OCLC Global Council Meeting. It hasn’t been an announcement yet, but the Jim Michalko (Vice President of OCLC)made the recommendation for the OCLC leadership for the OCLC organs Global Council ...
VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) has transitioned to become an OCLC service. VIAF is a project that virtually combines multiple name authority files into a single name authority service. The transition from an interim, shared-governance arrangement to OCLC has been made to assure that VIAF will be well-positioned to scale efficiently as a long-term, cooperative activity.
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) will continue to make VIAF openly accessible and will also work to incorporate VIAF into various OCLC services. The transition guarantees that http://viaf.org ...
What kinds of curation services might help prepare data for deposit in digital repositories? What kind of tools might ICPSR provide to local repositories to support local data processing? We would like to hear your ideas.
As part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build partnerships between data archives and institutional repositories, ICPSR is conducting a short survey to find out what repositories need or want to improve their ability to manage and archive data.
Your ideas will give us information we need to create services that will make it easier for repositories, such as institutional repositories, to add data to their collections.
The survey should take just 10 minutes, and can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Follow this link to the Survey: