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Records management in the 24th century

After fifteen years of postsecondary education and impostor syndrome, I'm finally starting to share things I write. I did not set out to write a piece of total clickbait for my records management class, but apparently did when I elected to write my midterm paper on the role of trustworthy records on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
posted by avocet on Feb 9, 2017 - 0 comments

Pokémon in Space, Pokémon in the NYPL

It's a pair of Twitter bots: Pokémon in the NYPL, which sends Pokémon into the depths of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, and Pokémon in Space!, which uses the Astronomy Picture of the Day as a guide for Pokémon space exploration. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jul 17, 2016 - 0 comments

WFMU's Music Faucet Tapes '92-'94

I finally uploaded a set of 28 digitized cassette tapes containing live music broadcast on WFMU's The Music Faucet between 1992 and 1994. It kind of captures a moment in the downtown NYC music scene of the time. Everything from indie rock to spoken word to avant-garde to folk to western music. Also a real sense of community, with the musicians often making multiple appearances in different configurations. [more inside]
posted by unmake on Jul 3, 2013 - 4 comments

Houghton Library Tumblr

We're constantly digitizing new material at my library, which is Harvard's largest for rare books and manuscripts. I post about larger collections on our blog, but I wanted to have a place to put interesting single images as well. Right now, I plan on posting one new item per day. Each image links to the record in our online catalog, for anyone who wants to know more about the source or come in to see it in person.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jun 6, 2013 - 1 comment

Moon's Eye: Public Education Films From Another Dimension

Absurdist science fictional takes on such illustrious ephemeral film genres as the Nature Documentary, the Anti-Drug Film, the Pseudo-Educational Advertising Film, and the Ethical Afterschool Special, using a mixture of found and original footage.
posted by One Second Before Awakening on May 11, 2013 - 0 comments

Phone/tablet interface for Harvard's digitized special collections

Our default display interface for digitized books and manuscripts uses frames (I know) and worked very poorly on mobile devices. We've just released an interface that autodetects visits from these devices and routes them to an alternative interface that is much more usable, and offers orientation awareness and gesture based page-turning and zooming . To try it, follow this link on your touchscreen device. Try it out, and please leave me any feedback you have about your experience.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Feb 13, 2013 - 0 comments

Ether Press

This is a project to make "publish-on-demand" artifacts of digital ephemera. Our first edition is a print-on-demand book of all your tweets, and we've also just launched #Occupy Books, which collects tweets from the OWS protests, typesets them, and releases them in a daily edition. More services and applications are in the works!
posted by brother on Nov 12, 2011 - 0 comments

Blogging a century of history in L.A.'s Skid Row

The 1947project time travel blog is thrilled to announce the launch of a very special new series, The Union Rescue Mission at In SRO Land. Past 1947project blogs have always been based in historic newspaper research. That changes today, with the debut of the first 1947project blog series based entirely on original research in an historic, significant--and previously unknown--Downtown L.A. archive, that of the Union Rescue Mission. [more inside]
posted by Scram on Sep 8, 2011 - 1 comment

the Big Map Blog

Five-hundred enormous historical maps; all downloadable in their highest resolution. With a new map every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 comments

VuDL: Digital Liberty for Digital Libraries

VuDL is a simple to use Digital Library Administration application powered by all open source technologies. [more inside]
posted by mfoight on Mar 30, 2011 - 0 comments

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