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Enlightenment via Semantic Web

Oldman, Dominic. “The Semantic Web: The New Enlightenment in an Age of Unreason.” [Blog Unititled], August 20, 2012. http://www.oldman.me.uk/blog/the-semantic-web-the-new-enlightenment-in-an-age-of-unreason/.

The project to reconstruct the British Museum’s Sloane Collection from 250 years ago–and now dispersed–might use semantic web technologies to link items together across institutions … if only those institutions would remove paywells and be willing to share their collections with others.

More Culture of Assessment

Hey Libraries: Agility depends on organizational culture


Lakos, Amos, and Shelley Phipps. “Creating a Culture of Assessment: A Catalyst for Organizational Change.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 4, no. 3 (July 1, 2004): 345–361. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0843106w.

This article breaks down the components of a successful culture of assessment so your library can start on the path to organizational change to create that culture.

An Assessment Culture

Farkas, Meredith. “Building and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment at Your Library.” SlideShare, June 5, 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/librarianmer/building-and-sustaining-a-culture-of-assessment-at-your-library.

This slide presentation with notes gives a good overview of the characteristics of an assessment culture and how to sustain it. Also includes a number of resources for further information.