RT @BenWard: “Building the Great Libraries with a DNS time machine.” Some words about archiving verses the nature of the internet: http://t.co/Cj3e6L25Zm
I attended a talk given by Mark Crookston (@markival) from the National Library of NZ today on this very topic, so finding this blog post was timely. Mark's message was: calm down, we can't keep them all for posterity (websites).
Mark went onto say that measured decisions should be made about what digital content is kept & what is passed over. It is hard to know what will be of interest to users in the future, let alone those of the present.
When we think of design, we usually imagine things that are chosen because they are designed. Vases or comic books or architecture... It turns out, though, that most of what we make or design is actually aimed at a public...
Realistic principles for designing library services offline and online.
John Mark Ockerbloom's "From Wikipedia to our libraries" is a fabulous proposal for creating research synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, by adding templates to Wikipedia articles that direct readers to unique, offline-only (or onsite-only)...
Suggests that libraries and Wikipedia could be linked in a intimate and useful fashion. Thanks @sallyheroes for this item.
Library Journal Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility Library Journal EPUB 3 also facilitates the creation of integrated navigation tools that can help readers identify and find content throughout an ebook.