ER&L 2016: Lightning Talks

Eric Frierson, EBSCO
Demoing a mobile interface called “Launch Pad”. Search results you can swipe left/right for the things you want, and then email the ones you want. The email includes persistent links, as well as other search suggestions and possibly a tutorial video as a kick-starter for the project you began a preliminary search on. The plan is that the code will eventually be released on GitHub.

Letitia Mukherjee, Elsevier
ScienceDirect APIs for institutional repositories, which helps with the metadata and embargoes for hosting final versions of articles. Looking for pilot institutions for embedding accepted manuscripts.

Bonnie Tijerina, IdeaDrop
Looking to take what they’ve been doing for the past four years and expand it. Would like support via the NewsChallenge.org site.

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Developed an “adapter” for digital files that can be retrieved and played/viewed on an open source tool.

Todd Carpenter, NISO
There is a standard for technical reports which is entirely print-based. Need people who are interested in taking this specification and modernize it, but no one has stepped up, yet. There is another standard on something something mono-lingual controlled vocabularies — linked data — but the name isn’t getting the volunteers in place to revise the 2005 revision to modern practices and technologies. If you are interested in technology, revise the old standards!

Todd Carpenter’s beard, NISO
Looking to develop a standard/best practice for text and data mining. Another project regarding the ebook reading experience and how libraries can manage that through API. Another thing about sharing human subjects’ data while maintaining privacy. Open to other ideas about things/problems/issues that need to be resolved.

Lana Zental, California Digital Library
Hiring a new data analyst.

Kate Sudowsky, ?
Plug for Usus.