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See How to do Research Special Free Sample for an amazing blog entry by a U of Hawaii anthropologist.

He holds up a magnifier to a few minutes of his morning to tell us how he learned of a new book and added the author and information about the author's writings to his own awareness. Fascinating reading, and a taste of the sort of thing we'll be reporting later this year as we begin to sh...

We are happy to report that two new developers have joined the XC Team. Steven Dibelius and Mlen-Too Wesley have both recently joined the team, filling the last two developer positions.

Steven will be working as our deployment engineer, so many of our partners will be interacting with him soon. Mlen-Too will be working on the Drupal interface side of XC. We are very happy to welcome them both on board.

I'm pleased to announce that my article, "Metadata to Support Next-Generation Library Resource Discovery: Lessons from the eXtensilble Catalog, Phase 1" has just been published in the June 2008 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (p. 6-19). The article is also available here via the University of Rochester's UR Research repository.

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We are delighted to announce five recent additions to the XC Development Team: Randy Cook, Project Manager, and developers Péter Király, Tejaswi Haramurali, Eric Osisek, and Shreyansh Vakil. Visit our team page to learn more about the team!

We are still recruiting for two positions on the team that are listed here.

A colleague asked me how I justify doing qualitative work since surveys are faster, cheaper, and get you all the information you need. I thought a few words on this subject would be generally interesting, so here’s my thinking.

It really depends on what questions you want to ask. We use surveys, interviews, observations, and a whole bunch of other methods. When we construct a methodology for a particular project, we first figure out what we need to know and then select the me...

I’m pleased to announce that Emily Lynema has just been appointed to the XC Advisory Board for Phase 2 of the project.

Emily is a Systems Librarian for Digital Projects at North Carolina State University. She manages NCSU Libraries’ Endeca implementation, including current work toward a union catalog powered by Endeca for the 4 universities of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN). She is also a member of the DLF ILS Discovery Interface Task Force, which is working t...

We've just posted a new fact sheet about the XC Project.

We've just added two new pages to the XC blog that will provide consistent links to recent presentations about XC and links to articles about XC. View/listen to recent webcasts about XC on the Presentations page - two webcasts are now available! Read what Eric Lease Morgan and Stanley Wilder have to say about XC on the Writings about XC page.

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Please spread the word that the eXtensible Catalog project team is growing and looking for top notch candidates! Our current open positions are listed on the Job Openings page and include a project manager, and two software developers. We hope to hear from you!

During Phase 1 of XC, the XC Team had the opportunity to work with a group of five software engineering students at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who selected as their Senior Project the opportunity to develop an Access Control tool for XC that will facilitate the disambiguation of personal names across multiple metadata schemas.


RIT Senior Project tea...