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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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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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Ethical Database for Brain Scan Imaging

Why We Need Guidelines for Brain Scan Databy Evan D. Morris, Ph.D. Brain scans, aided by AI, reveal as much about you as your DNA. Grappling with their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity. Morris 2019 After last week’s

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A Brief Look into RDA (Resource Description and Access)

As our next class will be covering the basis of what RDA (Resource Description and Access) is, I thought it would be helpful to provide those interested with a few links that have some interesting information on the topic.             

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Co-opting Authority through “Information-as-thing”

Cataloging, categorizing, and organizing can become so engrossing that the big picture is ignored for the little details. And typically, we assume those details are all in service to the big picture – to make collections accessible, easily searchable, available

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Libraries in Literature

This older article from The Conversation explores what libraries mean to society by looking at what role they play in our beloved fiction stories. The author argues that when we fear the loss of libraries we are fearing disorder. With

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