promiscuous library [data]

Seeking skunkworks and promiscuous library data is an article I should have linked to a few weeks ago. If you don’t know what a skunkworks is, the article has a helpful link (and now this one does too!). In short, the article posits that it would be easier to hammer out flexible user intercfaces if it were easier to get raw standardized data OUT of ILSes that do the hard work of circulation, patron, and money management, things that don’t need to look pretty, or as pretty. Very long, very well-linked and cited, very worth reading.

One Response to “promiscuous library [data]”

  1. Mike McDermott Says:

    It seems like many readers of this blog, if they are not already familiar with the skunkworks concept, would also be interested in the issue around Lockheed Martin’s claim that ‘skunk works’ is their registered trademark – see
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunkworks for the full story.