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To Name a Thing

The Power of Naming : A technology for mastering the world / Cecilia Sjöholm This essay reminded me of topics we’ve touched on in class, from the organizational follies of names to the subjective nature of classification. Cecilia Sjöholm recounts

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Posted in Classification, Knowledge and Truth, Knowledge Structures

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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Blockchain and Resource Descpription & Access

While reading about RDA (Resource Description and Access), a few of the outlines struck me as having similar properties to blockchain. The move to RDA has a few keys goals that include creating metadata that is accessible in a linked

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Migration of a Library Catalogue into RDA Linked Open Data

Earlier this year, information professionals Candela Gustavo, Rafael Carrasco, and Manuel Marco-Such from various library and university institutions in Spain published an article “Migration of a Library Catalogue into RDA Linked Open Data” in the Semantic Web Journal.  Here they

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