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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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Taking a Page Out of Beyoncé’s Book: Digital Archiving for All

While digesting this week’s introductory cataloging texts, I was reminded of a fascinating snippet from a 2013 GQ interview of Beyoncé in which a digital archive of the star’s every move was described in great detail. According to the interviewer,

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The Real Dogs of Instagram: Photo Collections of the American Kennel Club Library and Archives

To all you canine-lovers out there, did you know there is a library dedicated to all things dogs? Situated in the heart of NYC, The American Kennel Club (AKC) Library and Archives is home to one of the largest collections

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It’s an Ad World

Facebook Expands Ad Archive to All Ads and Pages Last October, in the midst and fallout of understanding the full scope of Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, they launched a political ad archive. Their goal was to provide more

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Internet Archive to Preserve Google+ Posts Before Shutdown

Google+ was initially launched in June 2011 with the goal of competing against other social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. At first, Google+ received a surge in user signups but over time users spent less time on the site

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The Architecture of VR

When thinking about the future and the many advancements that are breaching the horizon, one industry that is brimming with potential is the business of Virtual Reality. “Instead of just games and entertainment, VR content is exploding with news, information,

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by Hugh McLeod

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