Bookmarks for August 14th through August 20th

Bookmarks for August 14th through August 20th

These are my links for August 14th through August 20th:

  • 23 Things Home – 23 Things – Welcome to 23 Things, the course which introduces library staff to Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and new technologies. It has been developed by Portsmouth and Surrey library staff.
  • A timeline of open government data – A time-line of events in the development of current open government data initiatives in the UK.
  • OS OpenSpace developer wiki – Welcome to the OpenSpace wiki. The wiki has been created to help you during the development of your OS OpenSpace Application. OS OpenSpace allows Ordnance Survey Mapping to be displayed in your Web Page, below you will find a simple example of this.
  • China leading the way in development of the Semantic Web? – As content and data-mining transitions from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, or from Social Media to the Semantic Web, most thought leaders are betting on China as the front-runner in leading this charge. Chine is investing unprecedent amounts in developing 'the Internet of Things' and speculators are forcasting that Chongqing will be the next Silicon Valley. With the effects of the recession still biting in Europe and the US, I wouldn't bet against China taking an unassailable lead in the next generation development of the Web – variously labelled as Web 3.0, Semantic Web or Linked Data. Will this be of ultimate benefit to us all, or just to China? I think I know the answer to that one!
  • Managing Personal Information and Knowledge Needs – I am honoured to have been asked by the Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange (NetIKX) to give a talk/presentation at their AGM on 29th September about the challenges facing information professionals in today's digitally connected world. Exciting times – challenging times. Has there ever been a better time to be an infiormation professional?<br />
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    Please register for the meeting if this is a topic that may be of interest to you.

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