activitylog

Asian Mirror for www.fao.org necessary

This morning, at the Harbin Institute of Technology I gave embarassed up, when trying to get www.fao.org on the screen. It was tooooo slow, much slower than other sides. I have read that 10s is the maximum time that people wait for a website. If this is true at Harbin Institute of Technology www.fao.org will not be used! To get a more objective impression I made a pinging of some websites sending 3 datablocks to www.google.com, www.johanneskeizer.com and www.fao.org.

Trip to China and Malaysia

From October 18 to 27 I am on a trip to China and Malaysia with two main goals:
a) to find a partner in China to develop with us a reading assistant for quick automatic translations from Chinese to English/French/Spanish and from English to Chinese.
b) to meet MIMOS representatives in Kuala Lumpur and to establish a formal collaboration on the hosting and further development of the AGROVOC conceptserver.

ICSD 2009

The International Conference on Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web is an Initiative to bring together two communities: those who are working on semantic web technology and those who managing big digital libraries. Too often the work on Digital Library Systems is poor in Semantic Technology; too often also the work on Semantic tools is not aware of the issues when working with large real world data sets.

Face To Face meeting of the CIARD Content Management Taskforce

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From March 24-28 we met in Addis Abbaba for the first face2face meeting of the CIARD Content Management Taskforce. Background material on CIARD is at http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=388.  I see the CIARD initiative as the most important community of practice to achieve a collaborative space in Agricultural Science and Technology Information.

New Article in Semantic Universe

Semantic Universe asked the FAO Country Profiles team to write an article about geopolitical ontology and FAO Country Profiles. Now, the article is published into their webiste. In addition, in 2009 Semantic Technology Conference , one of top conferences in the semantic technology, we will introduce our work about geopolitical ontology and FAO Country Profiles to the public.

Global Research Library 2020

I am part of a working group with the title "Global Research Library 2020". Goal of this group is to discuss and to shape the Research Library of the future (http://www.grl2020.net/). Next meeting of this working group is in February in Taiwan. I attach the position paper, which I submitted for this workshop.
This position paper was also presented at the Rome ShareFair . I posted about this sharefair at
http://www.johanneskeizer.com/?q=node/738.

Evaluation of the ILRI Information Center, trip to Ethiopia and Kenya

At the beginning of December I conducted together with my colleague Peter Ballantyne, the IAALD president an evaluation of the ILRI InfoCenter . ILRI wanted an external and indipendent evaluation of the developments that had taken place in the restructuring of the ILRI library in the last years.

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