Was just reading the charmingly titled blog post Google Scribe, You Autocomplete Me (via the even more charming Trevor Dawes). Scribe is a new Labs features that does exactly what you would guess — provides autocomplete suggestions for sentences. The Chronicle blogger does not like this. Predictably Scribe, when given sample text which must have [...]
Entries Tagged as 'metadata'
September 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized
January 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
Thought-provoking post on concept-oriented catalogs over at Everybody’s Libraries, which I’m told is one of the top librarian blogs to read this year. Let me see if I can summarize…nah, let me start by contextualizing. So there’s two basic sorts of search you can be doing. You can be looking for a known item, or [...]
December 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
(Hello and welcome to all the LISNews.org folks!) This is wicked awesome. Google Goggles. The idea is — you see a thing. (Happens all the time, you know?) And you want to know more about the thing. So you take a picture of it with your smartphone. And your smartphone finds you the metadata. (Bibliographic [...]
November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
Metadata fail at Amazon and the Ass Meat Research Group (surprisingly, safe for work!).
October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
The thing that really stands out to me in this post (h/t John) about a particularly picturesque problem with Google metadata is the author’s comment about Google Scholar vs. JSTOR. He knows there’s a lot of problems with Scholar metadata. It’s not actually subtle; the article he found was not actually written by Messrs. Feisty [...]
October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
Wow. I cannot believe how hilariously overboard this scholarly archive has gone with its metadata. (Link is to an example, not the front page, so you can appreciate the full glory.)