Institutional Identifier for Library and Archives Workflows

The NISO Institutional Identifier (I2) working group will develop a robust, scalable and interoperable standard for identifying the institution–a core entity in any information transaction.
Institutions create, purchase, share and establish the provenance and authority of information for their users.
The lack of an institutional identifier has resulted in stopgap measures, many of which were developed before the web and emerging digital identifier standards. These identifiers, such as the MARC Code List for Organizations, have enabled interlibrary loan and other activities but they are not unique, functional or robust enough to support the global information space.
As technologies such as federated authentication and authorization and web 2.0 tools make collaborations and federation of information more intuitive, the need to uniquely identify institutions and their related affiliations in a manner that is global, interoperable, unambiguous and unique is critical.

Baseline – a designer framework by

Built with typographic standards in mind, Baseline makes it easy to develop a website with a pleasing grid and good typography. Baseline starts with several files to reset the browser’s default behavior, build a basic typographic layout — including style for HTML forms and new HTML 5 elements — and build a simple grid system. Baseline was born to be a quick way to prototype a website and grew up to become a full typographic framework for the web using “real” baseline grid as it’s foundation.

Open Book Alliance

“…there is simply too much confusion and too little support for anyone to feel comfortable. For us, the survey highlights a fundamental question: for all the good and bad scenarios raised by the deal, was it ever reasonable to think that such a revolutionary, unprecedented pact, negotiated in secret over three years by people with loose claims of representation, concerning a wide range of stakeholders, both foreign and domestic, involving murky issues of copyright and the rapidly unfolding digital future, could be pushed through as a class action settlement within a period of months, in the teeth of a historic media industry transition?”

TKBR – XML Production: Start with the Web: XMLProductionStartWithTheWeb

This paper makes an argument for, and describes a method for integrating web-based content management with high-quality print production. Using a simple web-based content management system (in this case, a wiki), treating the HTML-based content as "real" XML, and using a relatively simple XSLT transformation, web-based content can be directly and confidently moved into Adobe InDesign CS4 (using Adobe's new IDML file format), producing automated layout and formatting. The case is made that content management and editorial process are best handled on the web, and that print output ought to be derived from web content, rather than the more typical other way around.

Support for Google Reader Friends and Comments (2.x.009) « Building Feedly

Google Reader has made tremendous progress on the social aspects over the last 8 weeks: profile, user search, asymmetric follow, comments, friends and comments view. We wanted to make sure that people who use feedly as a Google Reader client were able to take advantage of all these new features. As part of feedly 2.x.009, we are pushing out a new friends/comments page. Here is what it looks like:

The fight between Apple and Google shows we need a new Data Bill of Rights

When Apple blocked Google Voice it uncovered that AT&T is dying. AT&T is dragging down the rest of us by overcharging us for voice calls and stifling innovation in a mobile data market critical to the U.S. economy.

Some might say it is time to rethink our national communications policy. But even that’s obsolete. I’d start with a simple idea. There is no such thing as voice or text or music or TV shows or video. They are all just data. We need a national data policy, and here are four suggestions:

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