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The Digitization and Organization of Alan Lomax’s Music Recordings Online

For this article, the author, Andrew R. Chow, explains how the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) is digitizing and organizing the collection of music recordings of Alan Lomax (the founder of ACE, who passed away in 2002) on a new

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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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Lost in space: the most captivating images from Nasa’s vast archive

NASA has released its Image and Video Library into the public domain. Useful to researchers and students alike, the library contains more than 140,000 files from 1920 to the present. Check out the most popular of these spectacular space images

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In Light of Power Consumption and Carbon Footprints, Data Centers Go Green

In 2015, the world’s internet data centers consumed more power than all of the United Kingdom. We, as internet and presumably smartphone users, all contribute to this source of power consumption without much, if any, realization. And, as it turns out, 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of the entire airline industry’s carbon footprint, comes from this massive energy consumption. This, then, begs the question: do “green” companies and individuals living “green” take into account their internet and remote data storage usage?

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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History (click image for link)

                          Last Thursday I attended a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History on Bill Schutt’s most recent book, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.  Schutt debunked some of

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Will Offer Open Access to Public Domain Images in its Collection

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 375,000 images from its collection that are in the public domain will be available for free to anyone who wants to use them. While the Met is not the only major

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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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Saving Climate Science data and government publications @internetarchive #DataRefuge

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by Hugh McLeod

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