BusinessWeek has another article on the trials and tribulation of Google as they continue to implement their Print for Libraries program. It’s interesting to watch this story develop over time, not the least reason for which is that Google’s big move in this direction was the subject of a serious panel discussion between David Ferriero of the New York Public Library, Mark Sandler of the University of Michigan and Dale Flecker of Harvard University at METRO’s 41st Annual Meeting this past Monday. The verdict: The Google Project is a big deal. A very Big Deal. An Unimaginably Huge, Impossibly Gargantuan, Enormously Important Deal. So wise librarians should stay tuned.
On that note, I found this nifty article on Managing Metadata by John Udell at Infoworld.
And now for something completely different: this comes from Richard Kim, the Digital Projects Manager over at METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council):
"I would just like to congratulate Sue Benz and the staff at BPL for the wonderful collection they launched today. Brooklyn Public Library has digitized and is providing free online access to an exciting collection of 245 colorfully illustrated and often humorous advertising cards from businesses located on Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn from the late 1890s to the early 1910s. Take a look."