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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

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

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

This documentary “depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up

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Posted in DRAFT - Repeat, Knowledge and Truth, Open Access, Open Data

New strategy! New crowd! New team!

https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2018/10/new-strategy-new-crowd-new-team/ Big news! We’ll launch a crowdsourcing program at the Library of Congress on October 24. We’re asking everyone to join us as we improve discovery and access across our diverse collections through transcription and tagging. The program is grounded

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Posted in Classification, Libraries, Open Data

Open Data and Hip-Hop: National Palace Museum

An event is going to be held by The National Palace Museum and government of Taiwan on October 27th to celebrate the success of the open data project about how the project inspires subculture communities in Taiwan. The event would

Posted in Open Data, Uncategorized

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated

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data.world Peace

Based on the article, “How data.world Wants to Unify the Data World.” In mid-August, staff from Knowledge@Wharton, the online journal for The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, published an article where they interviewed data.world co-founders, Brett Hurt and

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Posted in Linked Open Data, Open Data, Uncategorized

The Whole Picture: How Museums Facilitate Implicit Bias Through (lack of) Wholesome Data Organization

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/hidden-biases-shape-natural-history-museums-180967590/ Having worked at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT for 2 years during my undergrad career, this particular article caught my eye due to how quickly I could affirm and relate to the hidden biases that do

Posted in Knowledge Structures, Libraries, Museums, Open Access, Open Data, Uncategorized

WHEN IN NATURE, GOOGLE LENS DOES WHAT THE HUMAN BRAIN CAN’T

WHEN IN NATURE, GOOGLE LENS DOES WHAT THE HUMAN BRAIN CAN’T AI-POWERED VISUAL SEARCH tools, like Google Lens and Bing Visual Search, promise a new way to search the world—but most people still type into a search box rather than point

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Posted in Classification, Open Data

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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