I bring this report to your attention, since the idea of extracting
information from authorities/terminologies for use in enhancing and
improving search rose to the top of our list at this meeting (and was
also mentioned in the ILS Task Force meetings at the just-concluded DLF
meeting in Philadelphia). We'll be doing some work in this area, which
will hopefully be of broad use in a number of applications.
Please note new office/contact info
Merrilee Proffitt, Program Officer
OCLC Programs and Research
777 Mariners Island Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94044
Merrilee blogs at... www.hangingtogether.org
A Summary Report from the Terminologies Services Meeting held at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 12, 2007 is now available.
The goal of the terminologies services meeting was to determine which
components of a terminologies service the participants (drawn from the
RLG Programs partnership and representing a wide range of different
communities and roles) find the most compelling. Desired meeting
outcomes included a list of the most important features and use-cases in
order to help prioritize efforts of RLG Programs and OCLC Research in
this area of work.
The meeting focused on the discussion of the "Terminologies Services
Strawman" document http://www.oclc.org/programs/events/2007-09-12a.pdf.
This document was distributed to participants in advance of the meeting
with instruction to share and discuss it with three peers. Meeting
participants reported on their conversations, and, informed by the
feedback of their peers, ranked the components of a terminologies
service as outlined in the strawman.
Send us your thoughts!
RLG Programs, OCLC Programs and Research
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