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How About Erasing The Line?

The subject of digital redlining has been a concern of mine since I first learned about the issue during the course of my studies into the digital humanities I did for my first M.A. To me, digital redlining is one

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Undesign the Red Line

August 26 – December 31, 2019; Enterprise Community Partners, 1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004 “Undesign the Red Line” is a traveling interactive exhibit by Designing the We and hosted by Enterprise Community Partners that sheds light

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Libraries in Literature

This older article from The Conversation explores what libraries mean to society by looking at what role they play in our beloved fiction stories. The author argues that when we fear the loss of libraries we are fearing disorder. With

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It’s an Ad World

Facebook Expands Ad Archive to All Ads and Pages Last October, in the midst and fallout of understanding the full scope of Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, they launched a political ad archive. Their goal was to provide more

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Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

In an effort to improve transparency and bolster the amount of data publicly available, US cities are releasing it in droves, allowing for entities in multiple areas to transmute that data into various innovations. From air quality to road conditions

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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

Posted in Archives, Born Digital, Cataloging, Knowledge and Truth, Knowledge Structures, Open Access, Open Data, Preservation, Research Projects

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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New Zealand’s First Wikipedian-At-Large

With a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, Mike Dickison is traveling New Zealand to recruit volunteer editors for Wikipedia. The country has been sorely underrepresented on the site, and Dickison holds the honor as New Zealand’s first official Wikipedian-at-Large. Mike

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Palestinian Cultural Assets in the Israeli Archives

  This article in Al-Jazeera discusses the contents of Israeli archives, specifically the Palestinian artifacts that have been kept for years and used to support a Zionist narrative. During the Arab-Israeli War in 1948, librarians accompanied Israeli forces in to

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by Hugh McLeod

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