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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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Posted in Museums, Open Access, Preservation

Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

In an effort to improve transparency and bolster the amount of data publicly available, US cities are releasing it in droves, allowing for entities in multiple areas to transmute that data into various innovations. From air quality to road conditions

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Posted in Knowledge and Truth, Libraries, Library, Open Access, Open Data

Hope for the Future of Endangered Languages In the UK, a startup named Tribalingual is working to prevent the loss of endangered languages and their respective cultures. Tribalingual founder Inky Gibbens knows that many languages are lost when native speakers are forced to integrate into foreign

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Posted in Knowledge Structures

Beginning Stages of Topic/Group Selection for LIS-653-01 [FA17]

Topic Suggestions Include: Tattoo Cataloging, Wikipedia+GLAM, Cataloging of Dance, Linked Open Data for Art Objects, Fan and Amateur Archives and Wikis, Linked Open Data for Community Organizations, Adoption of Wiki-data in Libraries, Archiving Stolen Objects,  Linked Open Data for Social

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Posted in Research Projects

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”: Online Documentation of All Things Fred Rogers

In 2008, when PBS announced that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood would no longer be shown daily, Tim Lybarger created an online archive of all things Mister Rogers. What first started out as a blog became the entity it is today:

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging

Learning to Think Like a Computer

Advocates of “computational thinking” are working to give everyone, especially college students but sometimes even children, the opportunity to learn how to code as a basic life skill. “Learning to Think Like a Computer,” an article in this Sunday’s New

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Posted in Classification

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