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The Organization of Your Own Health

I recently came across an article on Wired entitled “Do You Want Your Apps to Know About Your Last Doctor’s Visit?” The article was about being able to download your own health records and then transfer them to a third

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How Do You Catalog Bongos?

I volunteer at the Welcome Desk at the Brooklyn Public Library, answering questions and telling visitors about programming. One of the programs that people are always most surprised and impressed by is the Musical Instrument Lending Library – since its

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Archive in Motion: 75 Years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center currently has on view a comprehensive and inspiring exhibit tracking the history of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. However, it also works as an in-depth depiction of the

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Indigenous Knowledge Organization

The Xwi7xwa Library in British Columbia is approaching its collection in a way that serves the needs of indigenous patrons and addresses the problems of western focused organization systems.  The library is catering to its patrons not only through their

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New publishing platforms and cataloging

On Friday, September 20th, I went to the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. One of the exhibitors was a group of graduate students from Werkplaats Typografie, a school in Arnhem, Netherlands. They were presenting a project called

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Digital Organization and Analog Research Methods

Hilary’s most recent blogpost regarding handwritten notes reminded me of an interview in Popular Mechanics that I read earlier this year. In it, Eleanor Hildebrandt talks with journalist Robert Caro about his analog techniques in both research and composition. Caro

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Further Commentary on Authority Control

The reading on authority control and privacy for this week was really interesting so I wanted to try and find an article or two that either further discussed the ethical issue regarding those in charge of authority control or discussed

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Intellectual Control & Deaccessioning Surrogate Records

In 2016 my high school’s Institute of Archaeology started a grant-funded project to gain full physical and intellectual control of their collections (both archaeological and anthropological).  SAA defines physical control as “the function of tracking the storage of records to

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