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Designing for Consistency: The Issue of Unbundling iTunes

I ran into an issue the other day that involved syncing my podcast list from phone to computer — at the time, I didn’t realize that iPhone’s Podcasts app was integrated with iTunes, and all I had to do was

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Memories Archived: Preserving Our Stories in the Library of Congress

I recently came across some old journals I’ve kept over the years — although I was never consistent with them, they do reflect the history of my young adult life. I flipped to an entry from around this time five

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The Real Dogs of Instagram: Photo Collections of the American Kennel Club Library and Archives

To all you canine-lovers out there, did you know there is a library dedicated to all things dogs? Situated in the heart of NYC, The American Kennel Club (AKC) Library and Archives is home to one of the largest collections

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Classification and Sustainability: Creating Standards for Renewable Resources

About a month ago, environmental researchers from the UN Environment World Conservation Centre introduced a new classification schema specifically for renewable and non-renewable resources. The purpose of this standardization was to “harmonize existing approaches and create a system that is

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The Remarkable Story of a Woman Who Preserved Over 30 Years of TV History A new documentary film about activist archivist Marion Stokes and her work just debuted at Tribeca! Stokes passed in 2012, leaving her son, Michael, a legacy

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Care, Code, and Digital Libraries: Embracing Critical Practice in Digital Library Communities

I just saw this great article written by Kate Dohe in In the Library with the Lead Pipe. She presents a thorough dissection of the limiting and restriction of digital resources along existing hierarchies of power and oppression within knowledge

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The Watercolour World

The Watercolour World recently launched, with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as patrons, with a bold vision: to ‘creat[e] a digital database of all pre-1900 documentary watercolours in the western tradition.’ As they explain, the database is strictly limited to

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An Archive of Autonomy: RomArchive

Launched at the beginning of this year, RomArchive is a digital archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and uplifting the cultural contributions of Roma people. Just as the Roma have been subject to misrepresentation, diaspora, and marginalization, so too have the

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China’s National Library to Archive 200 Billion Weibo Posts

Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website and one of the biggest social media platforms in China.  It will contribute 210 million news articles and 200 billion Weibo microblog posts to the National Library of China (NLC).  It’s a way

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Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification – Help Net Security

The focus of the article is privacy, particularly meeting privacy requirements to keep people’s data safe.  With privacy regulations being introduced globally there seems to be a surge in urgency to comply with the new laws.  A delicate balance must

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by Hugh McLeod

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