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Knowing me, knowing you: what information buttons hold

I have a confession – I’m a button freak. Big, small, young, old, one-of-a-kind or unassuming, I love them all. From a sociological perspective, I find buttons fascinating. If everything we put on our bodies is a construction of ourselves

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When Disaster Strikes — UPDATE

Back in September, I wrote a blog post about a fire that happened in my undergraduate library at Kansas State University that took place on May 22, 2018. The Dean of Libraries at Kansas State University, Lori Goetsch wrote an

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Integration of the UCLA Film and Television Archive

The UCLA Film and Television Archive is being integrated into the UCLA Library according to the announcement on December 4th, 2019 from the UCLA Newsroom. The Archive has closely operated alongside the Theater, Film, and Television school at UCLA. With

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Infamous Hippie’s Documents to be Archived and Exhibited

The University of Austin Texas recently acquired a collection of papers, letters, and other documents belonging to the late Abbie Hoffman. Hoffman was an unofficial leader of the counterculture movement during the 1960s and 70s in the United States. He

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Youth Culture As An Artifact~

When it comes to youth culture in the twenty-first century, I have to say the the talk around it is not always very positive. In fact, the tone around discussion about youth culture often comes across as dismissive if not

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Digital Vatican Library: Wealth of Information but Difficult to Navigate

There is a lot of mystery and mythology surrounding the “secret archives” contained near the Sistine Chapel, encourage by fictional works such as the Da Vinci Code. The collection is not locked away because it contains the secrets of the

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When Disaster strikes, Kansas State University Libraries Answer the Call to Organize 1.5 Million Collection Items

After our class last Thursday, I spent a lot of time thinking about all the different and ordinary ways my life is organized. Thinking in a library setting, typically you think of the basic organization that comes with organizing books.

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Memories Archived: Preserving Our Stories in the Library of Congress

I recently came across some old journals I’ve kept over the years — although I was never consistent with them, they do reflect the history of my young adult life. I flipped to an entry from around this time five

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Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification – Help Net Security

The focus of the article is privacy, particularly meeting privacy requirements to keep people’s data safe.  With privacy regulations being introduced globally there seems to be a surge in urgency to comply with the new laws.  A delicate balance must

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3D Printing & Museums

In recent years, museums have been implementing 3D printing technologies to preserve cultural heritage and heighten the museum experience. 3D technologies provide curators, researchers, and scientists with the tools to restore historical artifacts, accurately capture artifact details, and digitally preserve

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by Hugh McLeod

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