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Earth’s climate has never been stable. Owing to the rising concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, it is warming now. However, other influences have caused it to fluctuate in the past,...
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The recent news of Monsanto’s $US930m acquisition of data science company Climate Corporation, raises important questions about the economies de...
The Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) is a lightweight web-based editing tool that is intended to let users do two things: (1) generate enhanced authority records for creators of archival collections and (2) publish the content of those records as Wikipedia pages.
A very useful tool to help identify sources.
The RAMP editor can extract biographical and historical data from EAD finding aids to create new authority records for persons, corporate bodies, and families associated with archival and special collections (using the EAC-CPF format). It can then let users enhance those records with additional data from sources like VIAF and WorldCat Identities. Finally, it can transform those records into wiki markup so that users can edit them directly, merge them with any existing Wikipedia pages, and publish them toWikipedia through its API.
Perma CC consortium aims to host primary source material for ever.
Add this to the heretofore staid lexicon of the academic library: “Link rot.”
It is a term that reflects the downside of technology that puts footnotes a click away from any reader: links to primary source material that vanish into cyberspace.
“It’s such a pervasive problem,” said Kim Dulin, co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab - particularly in the law, for which citations are essential to future cases.Now an international coalition of law libraries has a plan to make online citations permanent: Perma CC, a site that proposes to host primary source material for ever.
The Library of Congress Really Really Does Not Want To Give You Your Data Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group (blog) Furthermore, distribution of bulk data will likely result in multiple alternative stores of legislative information that, to...
My slides on "Small Data" for #odnext now available at http://t.co/Kknt4CbRD0
Scientists who share data publicly receive more citations Science Daily (press release) The large size of the study allowed the researchers to exclude confounding factors that have plagued prior studies of the effect and to spot a trend of...
What to do with legacy resources when organisations change and merge ....
My previous two articles were on open access and open data. They conveyed major changes that are underway around the globe in the methods by which scientific an
A useful review of open data tools and discussion of the huge changes brought by a computational approach to data sharing and management.
Navigating 18th-century science: Board of Longitude archive digitised The Guardian Thus those who explore the digital archive will also land on geomagnetic research, pendulum experiments measuring gravity, the search for the North-West Passage and...
While a longstanding fixture of the Department of Geography and Environment's undergraduate course offerings, London's Geographies: An Introduction to Cultural and Historical Geography (GY244) has undergone many ...
Talk for Jim Frew's grad class at Bren School, UC Santa Barbara. Oct 31, 2013. All about things you can do wrong (and right) with spreadsheets.
Practical advice to allow re-use of data collections.
If you thought archaeology belonged in muddy fields and dusty museums, you might be surprised by what you see in Tesco next month.
Post: 23 September 2013 The UK National Archives has quietly released a new Charged Licence for re-use of public sector information. The Licence has been in beta since November of last year. The...
My post on the necessity of collaboration on born-digital MSS at @YaleLibrary's Manuscripts and Archives blog: http://t.co/WEVqSi2yw9
Explore the UNHCR statistical data with this visualization
"His story weaves a path between the social and political work of creating an explicit, indexical memory for science—the making of infrastructures—and the variety of ways we continually reconfigure, lose, and regain the past."
Equipped with nothing more than some microphone equipment and a pair of curious ears, the acoustic artist Chris Watson travelled to the English island of Lindisfarne, the medieval home of St Cuthbert, to produce a record conveying what life would ...
Web guide joins people with marae Stuff.co.nz Data still to be added includes archival photographs and a list of services offered at various marae.
Documentation and mapping of culturally important sites to link people with their heritage.