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Conference Session 4: ACSS

The Asian Conference of Computer Science in Sports (ACCSS) is being held at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences. The fourth session of the conference comprised a keynote about new media projects from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).  (Links to other sessions from the Conference can be found here.) Chikara Miyaji chaired this session. Getting ready: Sunichi Tsuji presented the first part of the talk and described the development of NHK as a public media broadcaster. Technonet presented examples of these media developments including coverage of the Ekiden Relay, figure skating (linking techniques and viewing) and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010. The...

A Flicker of Flickr at the National Library of Australia

This post started its journey with an email from Chris Gould (a member of staff at the NSIC, Canberra) to the AUSPIN listserv. It has developed into an expedition into tagging and accessibility. Chris had attended a talk by George Oates (program manager for Flickr's Commons project and former chief designer for Flickr) at the National Library of Australia (4 December 2008). This is Paul Hagon's listing of the talk: Human Traffic, General Public If there’s one thing about Web 2.0, it’s that we’re realising that there are actually people using the internet. It’s no longer about Human to Computer interaction, but...

Resource Description and Access

(Via Greg Blood and Chris Gould, NSIC, Canberra) The Joint Steering Committee (JSC) for the Development of Resource Description and Access (RDA) states that RDA is the working title of the new standard that will be the successor to AACR2. (Background information is here.) RDA will provide: A flexible framework for describing all resources - analog and digital Data that are adaptable to new and emerging database structures Data that are compatible with existing records in online library catalogues Information about the RDA full draft can be found here. This is an information page about RDA on the National Library of Australia website. This is a...