In addition to being a digital library, it is a linked data experiment with strong accessibility support. It is often cited as an example of linking bib data. It was created by Aaron Swartz (yes, the Aaron Swartz) and is now a project of the Internet Archive (woot! love the IA). https://openlibrary.org/ Linked data info:http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Open_Library_Data Watch it blow up reddit:http://www.reddit.com/domain/openlibrary.org/
Ok, so you have a couple of days left to listen to the archive – so get with it people. We talk about semantic web, but also the social web, serendipity, user experience, libraries as place AND art. All wrapped around some great indie music. Now how cool is that?
Apparently, I signed up for IFTTT a while ago, but I haven’t done anything with it, until I read about this tumblr user who wanted to push his instagram pix to a secondary tumblr blog. His thought was to use the post via email – this approach who would work for most blogs (look under settings to find your blog by
The British government is planning to make all publicly funded research freely accessible by 2014. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research “British universities now pay around £200m a year in subscription fees to journal publishers, but under the new scheme, authors will pay “article processing charges” (APCs) to have their papers peer reviewed, edited and made freely available online.” This decision comes as a result
Ok, here is your cool book related video for the week… enjoy. Much Better Now from Salon Alpin on Vimeo.
Lovely lantern slide of the Library Library, Tring Museum, London.from American Museum of Historyhttp://www.facebook.com/amnhlibrary If you don’t know what a lantern slide is, Lantern Slide Collection has a very good overview. Basically, they are captured/projected positive (vs. a negative) images on glass plates. In terms of look and technology, they are a cross between a high quality photocopy and photograph. Many
One of the presentations I attended at COMO was a presentation on “Lost in the Stacks” the Library “Rock and Roll” Radio Show hosted at WREK. This show is on at Fridays at noon and if you can’t catch it then, you can hear the archives for 2 weeks (hopefully they can do podcasting one day). You can also check
I think the maps are especially useful but lots of good info available at the Google Crisis Response for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami. Google did a person finder for the Christchurch Earthquake, too, but this really encompasses much more information. Google has put together a list of resources for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and tsunami, including a link to the
So I was looking at a way to visualize my web presence, but even beyond that, some of my interests. Mainly this was for fun (yes, I do things like this for fun) but also to help me “see” where my interests are as I explore potential PhD programs.Here is a start (which you can see at mindomo):
Very cool resource of athens newspapers & historic info: ———–The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Athens Historic Newspapers Archivehttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to five newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1922. Consisting of over 57,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images