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Jerome Robbins and the NYPL: How can dance, history, and politics interact in an archival context?

The task of archiving dance is notoriously sisyphean. As an inherently ephemeral medium, what constraints is dance archiving subject to, and how can those be overcome? Further, choreographers are historically “behind the scenes,” not often subject to the scrutiny and

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging, Classification, Libraries, Linked Open Data, Preservation, Uncategorized

Migration of a Library Catalogue into RDA Linked Open Data

Earlier this year, information professionals Candela Gustavo, Rafael Carrasco, and Manuel Marco-Such from various library and university institutions in Spain published an article “Migration of a Library Catalogue into RDA Linked Open Data” in the Semantic Web Journal.  Here they

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Posted in Libraries, Library, Linked Open Data, LODLAM, Uncategorized

Exploring the Artist Archives Initiative

This article is an interview with Glenn Wharton, former time-based media conservator for the Museum of Modern Art and now co-founder of The Artist Archives Initiative. Time-based media conservation is a growing specializing aimed to determine and monitor the acceptable degree of

Posted in Archives, Knowledge Structures, Linked Open Data, Preservation

Open Library Gets Even More Open

With my primary interest lying in youth services, I often look at School Library Journal for recent articles, and news pertaining to young adult library services. This article talks about the new features in Open Library, an Internet Archive project founded

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Posted in Books, Library, Linked Open Data, Open Access, Open Data

Wikidata and Digital Preservation

After finishing  my term paper surveying Wikidata adoption across GLAM, I wanted to look more closely into the final GLAM project I discussed in my overview. While Wikidata is exciting for plenty of reasons, I am especially curious about Yale

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Posted in Archives, Linked Open Data, Open Data

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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Posted in Classification, Linked Open Data, LODLAM, Open Data

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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Posted in Knowledge Structures, Linked Open Data, Open Data

by Hugh McLeod

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