The Educause web site has made available an audio file (MP3) of an interview with MacKenzie Smith (Associate Director for Technology) about topics such as the Science Commons, governance of DSpace, the MIT Libraries’ investigation of Semantic Web technology via the SIMILE project, grid computing vis-a-vis the SDSC Storage Resource Broker, and digital preservation.
Digital Libraries Research
Piggy Bank is an extension to the Firefox Web browser that turns it into a â€œSemantic Web browserâ€, letting you make use of existing information on the Web in more useful and flexible ways. For details, see the Piggy Bank web site. See also a recent article from Lecture Notes in Computer Science by David Huynh, Stefano Mazzocchi and David Karger: Piggy Bank: Experience the Semantic Web Inside Your Web Browser.
Interested in following what’s going on with the MIT Libraries’ research group? Check out the web site of the Digital Library Research Group for information on projects, such as CWSpace, DSRB, LEADIRS, and SIMILE. Primary concerns include building a DSpace open source community, as well as research on applications of the Semantic Web and the Data Grid to Digital Libraries and Data Curation.