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Metalogue: Search Results I'm at the VALA2010 conference in Melbourne, a library technology conference comparable in some ways to the LITA national conferences in the U.S. VALA opened yesterday and will continue through Thursday (Melbourne's Thursday that is). Lots of interesting stuff being discussed here. I was the first of several keynote speakers. Late yesterday a VALA conference participant, speaking at the end of the keynote on OpenCalais by Tom Tague of Thomson Reuters, suggested that WorldCat be uploaded in OpenCalais. It's an interesting notion to consider in the context of the OCLC cooperative. My colleagues Roy Tennant and Don Hamparian already started a conversation with Tom, and I hope to join in that conversation later in the conference. OCLC has done a great deal of work on identifying individuals that can be seen at and mentioned both in my plenary session.

World Service Radio Archive Prototype The Factory 10086-1 Botanical model, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Object statement Botanical model, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), made by Auzoux, Paris, France, 1865-1885 In the second half of the nineteenth century interest in the anatomical structure of the animal and vegetable world increased markedly. Traditionally wax had been used to make models but wax models were delicate and susceptible to changes in temperature which could cause them to melt or lose their shape. A pioneer of this form of modelling was Louis Thomas Jérome Auzoux (1797-1880) a French medical graduate. A common feature of many of Auzoux's models is the use of paint on a thin plaster layer which covered the papier-mâché. In 1865 Auzoux, introduced a new line of large scale botanical models for educational use. Although Auzoux used moulds to make multiple copies of his models they were still extremely labour intensive and as a result were never produced in large numbers. Geoff Barker, March, 2007

Free Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books, Lecture Notes and Tutorials Calais 4.0 Released: Linked Data Meets the Commercial Web Thomson Reuters is today launching the latest version of its Calais web service and open API, Calais 4.0. Calais is a toolkit of products that enables publishers to incorporate semantic functionality within their properties - enabling them to categorize content as people, places, companies, facts, events, and more. Calais 4.0 is perhaps the most significant version since the launch of Calais one year ago, because it enables publishers to connect to the Linked Data web standard that Sir Tim-Berners Lee and others in the Semantic Web community have been promoting over the past few years. Up till now, we have yet to see much commercial activity in Linked Data - developments have been largely confined to the academic and scientific communities. So we think Calais 4.0 represents an important move forward in the commercial Semantic Web - and we expect to see some big media companies using it before long. What's New in 4.0 1. Calais 4.0, explained Tague, fills in the final 2 of those pillers.

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Richter Launches Ruckus Media, a Kids' Digital Publishing Venture Rick Richter, former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is returning as the head of a new media company, Ruckus Media Group, a global family entertainment company that will specialize in creating high-definition animation apps for children aimed at the mobile computing market. Ruckus Media has more than 80 original and licensed animated titles under contract with plans to price titles at $3.99, and the company will begin releasing an app each week starting September 28. Ruckus has licensed titles from the Rabbit Ears Library, a list of classic animation and audiobook titles read by Hollywood stars, and will begin releasing remastered editions of the list digitally optimized for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android Mobile devices. Although he declined to give specific figures, Richter said Ruckus Media contracts offered authors “a very good deal,” on digital rights and he claimed “we’ve won over the major agencies.”

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