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Karen Coombs
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Interesting example of why community decision-making can fail miserably.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, that's OAuth 2.0. Last month I reached the painful conclusion that I can no longer be associated with the OAuth 2.0 standard. I resigned ...
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"This document describes a REST API proposed by the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) group for the delivery of images via a standard http request. The IIIF API specifies a web service that returns an image in response to a standard http or https request. The URL can specify the region, size, rotation, color characteristics and format of the requested image. Alternatively, simple named profiles can be defined that represent common combinations of parameters, such as 'large' and 'mobile'. The IIIF API was conceived of to facilitate systematic sharing of image resources between digital image repositories maintained by cultural heritage organizations. The API could be adopted by any image repository or service, and can be used to retrieve static images in response to a properly constructed URL."
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I wish Google+ Would just read the categories I have for my Gmail contacts and make circles from those
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see, it's things like this that make me glad I'd never gotten around to doing that yet. (Long planned to, though!)
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  • OCLC
    Product Manager OCLC Developer Network, 2010 - present
  • University of Houston Libraries
    Head of Web Services, 2005 - 2010
  • SUNY Cortland
    Web Services Librarian, 2001 - 2005
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  • Syracuse University
    MS Information Management, 2001 - 2004
  • Syracuse University
    Masters of Library Science, 1999 - 2000
  • Beloit College
    Anthropology & Music, 1994 - 1997