Samuel Judson Crawford

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Libraries Now: A Day in the Life of NYC’s Branches

Think that libraries are becoming obsolete in the internet era? Not so. Over the last decade, book circulation at New York City libraries has jumped …

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The Content Strategist as Digital Curator

The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative …

Dragdis, A Web App That Helps Simplify Bookmarks Through Dragging and Dropping

Dragdis is a bookmarking web app that allows users to drag and drop anything from links and videos to images and bits of text into a sidebar …

Incredible Macro Photos of Butterfly and Moth Wings

Photographer Linden Gledhill took these incredibly detailed macro photos of butterfly and moth wings. Most of the images were captured between 7X and …

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Why artists make good curators | Tate

In the sumptuous rooms and corridors of Chatsworth House is the house’s well known collection of classical sculptures that ranges from Egyptian …

Bit rot: The Internet never forgets,€“ or does it?

Lianne Milton/The New York Times/Redux<p>At The Guardian’s 2013 Activate conference in London, the computer scientist and Internet founder Vint Cerf, when asked about the future of libraries in the digital age, expressed concern. “I am really worried right now about the possibility of saving bits but …

A Handy Guide to the Internet’s Best Top Music Services | WIRED

The Sonic Spectrum<p>Here’s where the major music services fall on the continuum from jukebox (you’re the boss) to DJ (you surrender control). Hover …

Journal | BIG DATA, THE CYCLICAL UNIVERSE AND THE END OF SCIENCE

I was reading a piece in Artforum by Mario Carpo on big data and how it is being used by a new wave of architects. He made some surprising…

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Anatomy of a Web Archive | The Signal

<i>The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries.</i><p>I’m inclined to blame the semantic …

The Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Single-Handedly Taped 35 Years Of TV News

From 1977 to 2012, she recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history. Now the Internet Archive has a plan to make them public and searchable.<p>In a storage unit somewhere in Philadelphia, 140,000 VHS tapes sit packed into four shipping containers. Most are hand-labeled with a date between 1977 and …

Does Facebook need a cemetery?

Does death disrupt your day?<p>By "your day," I of course mean your Facebook news feed, the place where all news happens and all feelings are expressed.<p>Some people feel that remembering those they loved doesn't quite harmonize with cat videos, political diatribes, and news of the latest boyfriend, …

Value in preserving our recorded history

SCOTLAND has one of the richest archive collections in the world. Our business archives span four centuries, with over 6,000 sets of records. Our …

Preserving digital collections

To get started you will need to: evaluate the digital records you have, or are likely to receive, to identify formats and potential volumes identify …

CyArk Wants to Digitally Preserve 500 Heritage Sites In Just Five Years

Imagine creating a 3D digital archive of 500 of the world’s most at-risk heritage sites, preserved in virtual reality so that future generations can …

One Format Does Not Fit All: FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group’s Diverse Approaches to Format Guidance | The Signal

<i>This is the first in a two-part update on the recent activities of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative. This article describes</i> …

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[edit] Open source OAIS<p>Archivematica provides an integrated suite of free and open-source tools that allows users to process digital objects from …

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BitCurator’s Open Source Approach: An Interview With Cal Lee | The Signal

Cal Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<p>Open source software …

Can I Get a Sample of That? Digital File Format Samples and Test Sets | The Signal

These are my kind of samples! Photo of chocolate mayo cake samples by Matt DeTurck on Flickr<p>If you’ve ever been to a warehouse store on a weekend …

The US News Editor on the Disappearance of Its Online Archives

“There was no 'plan' to discontinue the pre-2007 stories.” How it happened.<p>Last week Jim Romenesko first reported that <i>US News</i>—a major print newsweekly from 1933 through 2010, an online publication since then—had in effect erased its online archives for any time before 2007. I weighed in on the …

Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital With Online Archive At The Tip Of Your Finger

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don't even need to leave your home to see them.<p>Orchestrated under the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) with support from Google, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free, online archive comprised of thousands of …

Understanding the Distributed Museum: Mapping the Spaces of Museology in Contemporary Culture

1. From place to space<p>In their formative stage, the identities and functions of museums were strongly connected to their physical place. Museums of …

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The readers' editor on... changing or deleting content in the digital archive

There are now nearly 2m articles in the Guardian's digital archive. On average, the Guardian's readers' editor receives at least two requests a week to delete one of them. This may not seem many but each is passionately argued, rarely casual. And the numbers are growing.<p>Successive readers' editors …

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most …

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Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled <i>4'33"</i>.<p>The composition <i>4'33"</i> is a piece intended for any …

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Digital Curation Centre | because good research needs good data

14th International Digital Curation Conference<p>Melbourne, 4 February 2019<p>Call for papers<p>Submissions<p>The University of Melbourne<p>Latest news<br>• Next …

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