More than 20 developers visited the ‘Hadoop-driven digital preservation Hackathon’ in Vienna which took place in the baroque room called “Oratorium” of the Austrian National Library from 2nd to 4th of December 2013. It was really exciting to hear people vividly talking about Hadoop, Pig, Hive, HBase followed by silent phases of concentrated coding [...]
There are “Two Sides of the Face: Midwinter Tales” wrote Arthur Quiller-Couch in 1903 (available from ibiblio-hosted Project Gutenberg), but it still took him 8 stories to cover those two sides and of course, Project Gutenberg makes the book available in several formats. Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index finds at least 6 versions of “In [...]
Diane Papineau. Photo credit: Patty Ceglio
This is part two of the Content Matters interview series interview with Diane Papineau, a geographic information systems analyst at the Montana State Library.
Part one was yesterday, December 5, 2013.
Butch: What are some of the biggest digital preservation and stewardship challenges you face at the [...]
Access to information empowers everyone, including those living in poverty, to exercise their rights and learn new skills. It helps people improve their lives and hold their governments accountable. But this essential target was missing from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and that hindered progress on other development goals. This cannot happen again.
Over the [...]
As 2013 rolls to an end and magazines and newspapers begin to reflect on the past year, we thought we’d take a look at the last twelve months in Digital Humanities Now. As part of the PressForward project’s research into… (4)
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Elsevier has just conducted and published a study commissioned by UK BIS: “International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base 2013“
This study finds twice as much Green OA (11.6%) as Gold OA (5.9%) in the UK (where both Green OA repositories and Green OA mandates began) and about equal levels of Green [...]
Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services is recruiting a Systems and Applications Manager. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Head of Network, Systems and Application Support, the Systems and Applications Manager is part of a team of seven people who support the college community in using and applying information technologies [...]
Sandra Payette and Carl Lagoze have self-archived "Flexible and Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (FEDORA)." Here's an excerpt: We describe a digital object and repository architecture for storing and disseminating digital library content. The key features of the architecture are: (1) support for heterogeneous data types; (2) accommodation of new types as they emerge; [...]