Friday, May 19, 2006

unapi greasymonkey scripts updates to revision 3, the URLs are same so you may follow previous instructions at: unapilink,
citeseer and pubmed, and amazon.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

DIDLTools package online

The DIDL Tools is just released, as posted in release page:

"The aDORe DIDLTools is a Java toolkit for the construction, validation, serialization and de-serialization of the MPEG-21 DID data model. DID, the MPEG-21 Digital Item Declaration, provides an abstract model for the representation of digital items, whereas DIDL, the MPEG-21 Digital Item Declaration Language specifies how to serialize the model in XML. The API provided by the aDORe DIDLTools allows for the construction of customized DIDL XML documents, as well as provides flexible and extensible serialization methods."

There was some good thinking of allowing any metadata in the model, have a look and ask questions in

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

slides of AISTI Mini-Conference

The AISTI Mini-Conference has its slides online, I was in the conference and there were several pretty good presentations.

Douglas Fils made a presentation about Chronos project, titled Services Architecture and Semantic Practices Using the CHRONOS Cyber-Infrastructure Effort, the project combines some cool web2.0 technology to build Chronos environment.

Alex Szalay presented Science in an Exponential World, which overlaps library world with data curating. I pretty much like his remarks that data must be close to analysis tool and we need journal for data. His work is also assocated with microsoft 2020 science initiative.