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Why use blockchain?

Blockchain’s applications are linked directly to its benefits, such as: Security: The structure of the “chain of blocks” makes it impossible to be violated, since if an intruder decides to try to alter or erase any recorded transactions, it would

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Blockchain Case: Anti-Corruption

Land Governance – Serpro (Brazil): Blockchain is being used in several pilot programs to fight fraud and corruption when it comes to land governance. Since the technology can be used to record and verify transactions, it is being applied to the

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National Film Registry Adds Historically Significant Silent Film

The Library of Congress’ National Film Registry announced on December 12th its selection of  25 new works to their archive. Among the selections is Something Good-Negro Kiss, a silent film from 1898 of great historical importance.  The University of Chicago’s

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LC Launches Web Cultures, Webcomics Archives

Article from Library Journal The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is creating two new born-digital collections – The Web Cultures Web Archive (WCWA) and Webcomics Web Archive (WWA). WCWA will feature memes, gifs, and images from pop

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Meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the original Mickey Mouse

A legal dispute in the late 1920s forced Walt Disney to abandon his early signature character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.  Disney rebounded from this setback by morphing many of Oswald’s key features into Mickey Mouse, the iconic figure of his

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Video Games and Archives

Seeing as all media that is inherently integral to the culture and time that it was created is deserving of being preserved, the notion of finding a way to preserve games is not far fetched. Although you don’t hear as

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Film Archives

Film archives and collections were specialized, and served a utilitarian purpose.(Educational, military, legal, religious) Ongoing efforts by multiple sources to rescue decaying film stocks and preserve the images they contain. Film preservation dates as far back as the 1930’s, but

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NYT Using Google AI to Digitize its “Morgue”

The New York Times is using AI technology to digitize its collection of over 5 million photos, dating back to the 1870s. The photographs have been sitting in a sea of file cabinets that the NYT refers to as its

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A New Database Will Feature Works by Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th to 19th Centuries

A group of researchers at the Indiana University Bloomington in collaboration with the Advancing Women Artists foundation (AWA) are working to create an illustrated online database dedicated to documenting more than 600 women artists working in the United States and

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Writer Haruki Murakami plans archive at Japanese university

“TOKYO — Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music, a personal passion that has been a key part of

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