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3D Printing & Museums

In recent years, museums have been implementing 3D printing technologies to preserve cultural heritage and heighten the museum experience. 3D technologies provide curators, researchers, and scientists with the tools to restore historical artifacts, accurately capture artifact details, and digitally preserve

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Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), which describes itself as “a member-driven standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide” has announced they are working with Microsoft and many

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The Largest Online Catalog for Artists’ Books

While this post isn’t a current event, per-se I thought this would be an interesting topic to touch on for Knowledge Organization. When folks typically think of catalogs, we likely think of libraries and librarians as catalog proprietors. But there

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Libro de los Epítomes Rediscovered

Guy Lazure from the University of Windsor in Ontario made the connection to Colón. The Institute reached out to The Metropolitan Museum of Art who then contacted Wilson-Lee and his colleague José María Pérez Fernández to verify its authenticity. The

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“The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System”

Cassia Kisshauer (653-01) Back in January the podcast “The Kitchen Sisters Present…” discussed The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System. The episode was in collaboration with the podcast Library Bytegeist and co-hosted by Molly Schwartz of METRO. The podcast

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The Barack Obama Presidential Library Goes Digital

“The First Digital Archive for the First Digital President” Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, 13 presidents have established presidential libraries to preserve and provide access to the historical records and materials of the Presidents. The libraries are

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Coding Culture and Consequences

This new book entitled Coders: The making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world by Clive Thomson is a call to pay attention to the influence of coders.  It is a reflection on how the niche culture

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Programmed Art at the Whitney Museum

Some may not classify a game that’s been modified by an artist to be considered art, but at the Whitney Museum’s Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018, it is. This exhibit caught my attention when I visited the

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Crowdsourcing Classification at the Museum of Jurassic Technology

I’ve long had a fascination with the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles. The museum is a famous idiosyncrasy, defying logical organization and traditional museum paradigms. As a self-described “cabinet of curiosities,” the museum fiercely challenges categorization. It is

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Classification of Books about Books

On April 5th, I had the honor to take a tour with the Pratt Chapter of the American Library Association to the Grolier Club. Founded in the 19th century and moved to the current location on 60th St at Upper

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by Hugh McLeod

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