On the road to MIT


I’m off to MIT for two consecutive weeks of meetings.

This week it’s the CalConnect get-together, starting with a workshop on the state of the vCard standard tomorrow. It seems inevitable that a group dealing with calendaring and scheduling would at some point have to start asking questions about the lamentable state of interoperable ways to store and use information on contacts and address books, and this is the start of that conversation. The rest of the week will be taken up with the CalConnect Roundtable.

The following week is the Common Solutions Group meeting, including workshops on Shared Media & Data Repositories, and What’s New in Scholarly Systems (that’s all one workshop), Google Apps and the Like, and Data Management / Data Governance.

I’ll be blogging the conversations from the meetings as we go.

I also hope to catch up with colleagues from Boston while I’m there – if you’re around in Boston over the next two weeks, drop a line!

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