ISSUE 24 - Libraries and the Internet of Things
When metadata goes mainstream
eMarketer and other industry watchers predict that 2015 will be the year when the Internet of Things becomes a thing. What interests me the most about this technology, though, is where it overlaps with a core competency of libraries: metadata.
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Technology is important. But the innovation doesn't stop--it can't stop--with making smaller and faster components.
WorldCat Discovery now includes Google Analytics and a "Staff ILL Request" button. E-holdings registration and maintenance for ScienceDirect is now automated. OCLC and the British Library now offer a new option for fast document delivery.
With this acquisition, OCLC is accelerating its initiative to help its member libraries work together to accomplish their shared-print objectives.