A conversation with Art Rhyno about library information systems and community newspapers

Art Rhyno is a systems librarian at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada. He’s a self-proclaimed library geek with a passion for innovative ways to make library information systems more useful. In this week’s ITConversations podcast we discuss the themes that emerged from the recent code4lib conference. We also talk about Art’s ongoing interest in making connections between systems that live on the desktop and systems that live in the cloud. For background on his ideas in this area, see this item on his experiments with XML pipelines.

Art and his wife are also the owners of the Essex Free Press, a weekly community newspaper that’s been published since 1896. We reflect on the mission of local newspapers, and on how emerging Internet technologies can support and extend that mission.


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