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LODLAM Summit 2017 – Technical Challenge Entry: Tag The Web Project

  The main purpose of this project is to create a universal classification on the Web based on the common sense rather than on a traditional classification system created by domain experts. That is, we believe it is easier to

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Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved (click image for link)

“It was an unexplained illness for so many years [;] this is kind of emblematic of why we collaborate, to build this kind of systematic approach.” The concept of engaging and contributing with others in your field, regardless of status

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LIS 653 Posters: Fall 2016

 

Posted in Archives, Cataloging, Classification, Knowledge Structures, Libraries, Linked Open Data, Museums, Open Data

New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories

The New York Public Library is currently working on digitizing 137 years of New York City Directories with plans to make the entire collection available online and text searchable. Directories spanning 1849/50 to 1923 have already been digitized, and directories spanning

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All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines

Kyle Bean This article brings up the question whether it’s smart for us, as information technologists, to put all our information and data on the web. If the technology crashes, it’ll all vanish. To use the common cliche: we don’t want

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Linking Museums: Who does it hurt?

Does it pay for the Metropolitan Museum and other institutions to link their collection data to other institutions? Due to possible discrepancies in provenances, some institutions could find themselves a few paintings short or may find that certain works could

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From MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground

The ALCTS webinar series From MARC to BIBFRAME is preceded by this webinar about BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress (LC). These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking

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by Hugh McLeod

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