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Google AMP: New Governance Model

In 2016, Google invented and published Accelerate Mobile Page (AMP), an open-source website publishing technology to improve the performance of web content on mobile devices. According to Google, if people cannot access the website immediately, they tend to close the window.

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Posted in Open Access

Open Library Gets Even More Open

With my primary interest lying in youth services, I often look at School Library Journal for recent articles, and news pertaining to young adult library services. This article talks about the new features in Open Library, an Internet Archive project founded

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Posted in Books, Library, Linked Open Data, Open Access, Open Data

Mapping Paintings

This past summer, Boston University professor Jodi Cranston created Mapping Paintings. Hyperallergic describes Mapping Paintings as “an open-source, searchable platform for compiling provenance data for individual artworks (not just paintings, despite its name), from owners to past locations to details of

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Posted in Museums, Open Access, Open Data, Uncategorized

Eurosurveillance

Eurosurveillance is not what you think. It’s common nowadays, for individuals to assume malicious intent when we hear the word ‘surveillance’, and more often than not we aren’t wrong. But Eurosurveillance isn’t interested in European peoples’ personal lives, their friends

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Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved (click image for link)

“It was an unexplained illness for so many years [;] this is kind of emblematic of why we collaborate, to build this kind of systematic approach.” The concept of engaging and contributing with others in your field, regardless of status

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Posted in Knowledge Structures, Linked Open Data, Open Data

by Hugh McLeod

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