Jun. 22nd, 2007

deborah: the Library of Congress cataloging numbers for children's literature, technology, and library science (Default)
Just like the other times I've seen these gentlemen speak, I found this panel -- and Carl Lagoze in particular -- to be less provocative than frustrating. I never get the sense that Lagoze is listening to anyone in the room, even though he pays more lip service than any other panelist I've ever heard to saying 'talk to me, tell me what I'm doing wrong. But he takes all questions about his process as attacks and perforce responds angrily and defensively. Lynch, on the other hand, is friendly, but only wants to communicate with people he knows. It's hard for me to get past the aggressive, defensive mode of communication to see potential value in the ORE effort, but I'm trying.

Overview of OAI-ORE )


OAI-ORE in chemistry and further discussion )

Ultimately I think they're solving a real but tiny problem, and I wish the effort were being spent on solving realler, bigger problems.
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