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Engaging Open Cultural Data

<i>Mia Ridge is a Digital Curator, working within the Digital Scholarship team at the British Library. Mia holds a PhD in Digital Humanities (Department</i> …

Sowing the seeds of collaboration – The Library Lab as digital Incubator

<b>New York City and The Labs – day 2: The NYC Media Lab, The MAGNET and Urban Future Lab</b><p>– <i>Written by Library Lab Fellow Michael Svendsen – project head</i> …

How digital libraries are helping prisoners across the country

Recently we spoke with Cindy Mclaughlin of the American Prison Data Systems (APDS) about their OverDrive-powered National Corrections Library (NCL), …

The Smithsonian is now sharing 3D scans of artifacts with the public

The Smithsonian is taking the next step in sharing its massive collection with the public. Today marks the release of the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, a tool that will eventually allow students, educators, and laypeople to interact with 3D models of the museum's 137 million artifacts. The tool will …

Now's Your Chance to Help Transcribe the Smithsonian's Hidden Treasures

Bumblebees and Arctic adventures abound in the Smithsonian's Transcription Center collection.<p>Rejoice, lovers of arcane documents and curated specimens, for today the Smithsonian Institution opened its Transcription Center to the public. Thousands of digitized images of the Institution's collection …

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Caring about access

<i>Contribution to a panel discussion on ‘Access and Innovation’ at Digital Directions 2016, Canberra, 10 November 2016.</i> <i><br>View the slides.</i>Please cite as: …

Cultural Heritage: Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform Goes Live With More Than 500,000 Items

From the Curaco Cbronicle:<p>The Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform of the Leiden University and the University of Curaçao with more than half a million …

Finland has hackathons for everything – from cultural heritage to state-run railway operators

Participants at Junction 2015.Junction / Henri Juvonen<p>In an online country like Finland, with 72% of the population using the internet daily and 2,2 million mobile phones sold during 2015, hackathons are an exploding phenomenon.<p>Europe's largest Hackathon took place in the harbor of Helsinki during …

The only way is open

I’m an open culture geek. For almost ten years, I have been following the slow, but steady evolvement of open access to digitized cultural heritage. …

Humanities

The Internet Archive aims to preserve 100 terabytes of government website data… just in case

A little over a month since becoming President-Elect of the United States of America, there is an almost tangible tension in the air about what life will be like under a Donald Trump regime.<p>In some cases, there’s blind panic.<p>News emerged yesterday that environmentalists, academics, and climate …

White House preserves Obama administration’s social media in digital archive

The White House is teaming up with Giphy, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other organizations and companies to preserve Barack Obama …

China Cultural Center turns new page with digital library - Culture

A digital library of China Cultural Center was launched Thursday in Beijing to provide better information service to readers abroad and to better …

Resources about LGBT/Queer Travel from Global ETA* Travel & Outdoors Digital Library

• <b>2 Travel Dads</b> - 2 dads raising their 2 sons and traveling the globe, giving the kids a broad world view.• <b><br>Curious Jessie</b> follows the travels of Jessie …

CFP: Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata (ALCTS)

Laurie N. Taylor has shared a call for proposals on the topic of “Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” from the Metadata Interest Group of the …

How to Register and Protect Your Images with the Library of Congress

<i>Written by Robert Vanelli, originally posted on Photofocus.com</i><p>Recently I wrote “adding copyright information“—reminding us to update our copyright …

Comment on How We Can Save Our History One Smartphone at a Time by bobdc10

I can’t even keep up with Apple’s yearly OS changes, no more VHS tapes, no floppies, pretty soon, no more old style USB flash drives. Older …

Fears of Trump prompt Internet Archive to make mirror site in Canada

The Internet Archive, a U.S. non-profit that has been archiving the internet for the last two decades, wants to make a duplicate copy of its vast …

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404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

The race is on: how cyber archeology can help preserve the world's cultural heritage

There was recently a <b>fascinating article</b> about how a new process called ‘cyber-archaeology’ is helping us to save some of our endangered cultural …

Researchers build preservation ecosystem to avert 'digital dark age'

Think of your favorite song. Pictures of loved ones. The apps you use every day. Now think of the devices you use to access them. If, a year, a …

The future of preserving the past

<i>The National Archives and Records Administration is at a turning point</i> — <i>in a few short years they will be taking in more digital records than</i> …

Humanities

Levels of Service for Digital Repositories

Abstract<p>Digital preservation research has made important gains in recent years, and the capability for libraries and archives to manage digital …

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