Niklaus Stettler, visiting scholar, is the head of the Swiss Institute for Information Science at the University of Applied Science, Chur, Switzerland. He is here as a visiting scholar for three months. He has a background in records management, cultural heritage, and digitization. He will briefly introduce himself, his research interests, and the status of education for information studies in Switzerland.
Michael Buckland and Patrick Golden:
Editorial Practices and the Web: Phase 2
Update and progress report. A newly-funded two-year second phase started on April 1 and will address the archiving of the working notes of completed editing projects, the scope for making archivists' working notes available, and incorporating techniques developed in digital humanities projects (e.g. maps, chronologies, and social network analyses) into the everyday work practices of editors.
Marc Bron, OCLC Research, San Mateo
ArchiveGrid is a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other archival materials.
Marc Bron, a Ph.D. candidate at University of Amsterdam, is completing three months at OCLC Research focusing on archival data and incorporating his findings into ArchiveGrid, before returning home to the Netherlands and finishing his information retrieval (computer science) program.