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The Internet Archive Opens the National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive Launches the National Emergency Library The Internet Archive announced March 24, 2020 that they would be suspending waiting lists for the books in its lending library, allowing users to borrow books from a list of 1.4 million

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Music Streaming and Metadata

Music streaming services provide some great quick insight into the personal knowledge organization systems of music streamers, as well as insight into some ways metadata can and should be implemented for ease of use. In this blog post I reflect

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Cataloging a Library of Things

The website Sharable has written a series about libraries that hold non-traditional items. More commonly known as “Libraries of Things” these collections hold items such as muffin tins, screwdrivers and board games. While some of the articles in the series

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‘Difficult’ histories in the Vatican Archives

I identify as a Catholic. It is certainly a complicated identity, as I am constantly confronted with horrific facts about the Catholic Church and its shady actions as an institution throughout history. There are so many scandals that have surfaced

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Cursed Content: Occult Voices

Have you ever wanted to listen to creepy, ambient sounds and personal accounts of the paranormal from the Edwardian era? Now, thanks to a new archive of occult audio dating from 1905 to 2007, you can do just that. Ubuweb

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FAST Subject Headings at the Pratt Archives

As a Graduate Assistant at the Pratt Institute Archives, my work can look different from day to day. Recently, one of my projects has been to assess current subject headings for each collection as we make the transition from Library

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Creating a Comprehensive Digital Collection of…Rollerblading Videos?

Though far from the public eye, rollerblading videos have proliferated for over 30 years in the form of VHS films, DVDs, and most recently through a number of digital mediums, including VODs (Videos-On-Demand) and various social media platforms. Over the

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Iowa Caucuses

Like many this morning, I woke up to confusion about what had happened at the Iowa Caucuses last night. (I resolved not to watch them in live time to not get myself worked up). I read an article on the

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