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The Organization of Your Own Health

I recently came across an article on Wired entitled “Do You Want Your Apps to Know About Your Last Doctor’s Visit?” The article was about being able to download your own health records and then transfer them to a third

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How Do You Catalog Bongos?

I volunteer at the Welcome Desk at the Brooklyn Public Library, answering questions and telling visitors about programming. One of the programs that people are always most surprised and impressed by is the Musical Instrument Lending Library – since its

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Archive in Motion: 75 Years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center currently has on view a comprehensive and inspiring exhibit tracking the history of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. However, it also works as an in-depth depiction of the

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Youth Culture As An Artifact~

When it comes to youth culture in the twenty-first century, I have to say the the talk around it is not always very positive. In fact, the tone around discussion about youth culture often comes across as dismissive if not

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Indigenous Knowledge Organization

The Xwi7xwa Library in British Columbia is approaching its collection in a way that serves the needs of indigenous patrons and addresses the problems of western focused organization systems.  The library is catering to its patrons not only through their

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New publishing platforms and cataloging

On Friday, September 20th, I went to the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. One of the exhibitors was a group of graduate students from Werkplaats Typografie, a school in Arnhem, Netherlands. They were presenting a project called

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Ethical Database for Brain Scan Imaging

Why We Need Guidelines for Brain Scan Databy Evan D. Morris, Ph.D. Brain scans, aided by AI, reveal as much about you as your DNA. Grappling with their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity. Morris 2019 After last week’s

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