Get out the vote

No, this is not about the Pennsylvania primary (or our seemingly endless slog to the US Democratic Party nominations, which one has to assume will come to an end sometime this summer)… The Canadian Archivist Blog called my attention to the Webby Awards, and the fact that the he U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s …

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Playing with Twine

I attended the CNI Task Force meeting last week (was it just last week?). One of the project briefings I attended was on Twine, a tool that supports social bookmarking, provides file storage (and sharing), provides collaborative editing environments. Twine also encourages you to use it for other functions — instead of using a blog, …

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Author has written over 200,000 “books”

I swear I am going to get back to more serious postings at some point, but I found this New York Times article on Philip M. Parker quite interesting. He’s “generated” more than 200,000 books using computer programmers and the web. I found the WorldCat Identities record for Parker to be particularly interesting, at least …

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More on Flickr

A few more Flickr related things: The Boston Public Library has posted photos to Flickr. Like Library of Congress, the collections are open to commentary and tags, although initially they were not. From a brief scan of the collection, there are considerably fewer comments on the items than on items in LCs Flickr collections. I …

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Impact of digitization on scholarship and collecting

Last week there was an announcement that the Folger Library, the Bodleian Library at University of Oxford, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland (all RLG Partners!) have been awarded one of five transatlantic collaboration grants in the new JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants. The grant will help …

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