I’ll be in Frankfurt the week of October 10, joining two panels at O’Reilly Media’s one-day Tools of Change in Publishing conference and then attending the book fair.
One of the panels, “Grappling with the ineffable: A transatlantic dialogue about new directions in content planning”, was put together by Sheila Bounford of NBN International. She asked me to join Alastair Horne, Innovations Manager with Cambridge University Press, in a conversation about the implications of my prior work around “Context first”.
As a bit of a primer for those attending that panel, I wanted to collect some relevant links in a single post. If you are a follower, these links aren’t new (just curated):
- The full “Context first” text
- A narrated screencast of the “Context first” presentation
- Four posts that are drawn from content prepared for a “Futurecast” meeting hosted by OCLC in June. These posts present extended language about: “open, accessible and interoperable” content; the need to “use context to promote discovery”, a business need to encourage “broader content use”; and the value of “tools that help manage abundance”.
- And finally, a three-post set of answers to questions about “Context first” posed by Canadian publishing web site Quill & Quire. The posts answered questions about context vs. container; made a business case for context; and explained why context is here to stay.