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“Library Data – why Bother?”

One of the best and most provocative presentations at ALA this year:

Eric Hellman, discussing the history of library data and the potential future of library linked data. His blog post now contains a link to the complete PowerPoint, which includes some examples of how easy it is to code links. This version unfortunately leaves off the slide where he described library catalog data as “Blatterian” (=”like a cockroach!!”); it was created in the Mesozoic era, and will be around after a nuclear war…