A couple of library-related interviews from Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators series:
On this episode of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell invites Stuart Weibel to reflect on his leading role in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. They also discuss how databases like the Online Computer Library Center's WorldCat - which consolidates bibliographic data from over 50,000 participating libraries - can enrich our experience of using and contributing to the web.
This is a little dry, but there are some good analogies and examples of why this stuff is important.
On this episode of Interviews with Innovators, Jon Udell's guest is Beth Jefferson, the founder of BiblioCommons. Her company's new software aims to transform public libraries' online catalogs into environments for social discovery of resources that are cataloged not only by librarians, but also by patrons.
This product seems more geared towards the Public Library sector, but still sounds interesting, and I'm pretty sure she said they're working closely with SirsiDynix, which is the system we use at the U of C, so who knows, might show up at our school one of these days.