Tim O’Reilly wrote a fantastic link list -cum- distillation of yesterday’s Reading 2.0 event. I found this small-scale gathering incredibly valuable and stimulating. To me the high-order bit was the cross-pollination between the worlds of academic/library systems and commercial publishing. There seems to be immense potential for fusion of initiatives coming from academic/library realms (such as OpenURL, COinS, and OAI), with requirements for commercial digital publishing. With Web 2.0 principles as glue to ensure open, interoperable, good-enough solutions that stimulate user-driven network effects. And it was a blast to get a chance to interact F2F with many of the key thought leaders working on accelerating digital distribution and consumption of textual information.
March 17, 2006