Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Talking With Talis :: The Mellon rewards WPOpac... and opens an Open Data door?

Originally posted by Talking With Talis on December 13, 2006.

In this Library 2.0 Gang discussion, we talk about Casey Bisson's recent well-deserved recognition by the Mellon Foundation for his work on WPOpac. We go on to explore perhaps the most significant aspect of the award; the fact that Casey intends to spend the money on buying and openly sharing bibliographic data from the Library of Congress, and probe the antiquated business models that make it necessary for him to even consider spending money in this way.

Participants in this edition of the Library 2.0 Gang were;

A forum is available for discussion of issues raised during the recording.