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Juxtapose helps storytellers compare two pieces of similar media, including photos, and GIFs. It’s ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.)
digitalcuration  visual  network  ++++- 
20 days ago by jonippolito
Can the Internet Be Archived? | The New Yorker
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off from Amsterdam at 10:31 A.M. G.M.T. on July 17, 2014, for a twelve-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Not much more than three hours later, the plane, a Boeing 777, crashed in a field outside Donetsk, Ukraine. All two hundred and ninety-eight people on board were killed. The plane’s last radio contact was at 1:20 P.M. G.M.T. At 2:50 P.M. G.M.T., Igor Girkin, a Ukrainian separatist leader also known as Strelkov, or someone acting on his behalf, posted a message on VKontakte, a Russian social-media site: “We just downed a plane, an AN-26.” (An Antonov 26 is a Soviet-built military cargo plane.) The post includes links to video of the wreckage of a plane; it appears to be a Boeing 777.

Two weeks before the crash, Anatol Shmelev, the curator of the Russia and Eurasia collection at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford, had submitted to the Internet Archive, a nonprofit library in California, a list of Ukrainian and Russian Web sites and blogs that ought to be recorded as part of the archive’s Ukraine Conflict collection. Shmelev is one of about a thousand librarians and archivists around the world who identify possible acquisitions for the Internet Archive’s subject collections, which are stored in its Wayback Machine, in San Francisco. Strelkov’s VKontakte page was on Shmelev’s list. “Strelkov is the field commander in Slaviansk and one of the most important figures in the conflict,” Shmelev had written in an e-mail to the Internet Archive on July 1st, and his page “deserves to be recorded twice a day.”

On July 17th, at 3:22 P.M. G.M.T., the Wayback Machine saved a screenshot of Strelkov’s VKontakte post about downing a plane. Two hours and twenty-two minutes later, Arthur Bright, the Europe editor of the Christian Science Monitor, tweeted a picture of the screenshot, along with the message “Grab of Donetsk militant Strelkov’s claim of downing what appears to have been MH17.” By then, Strelkov’s VKontakte page had already been edited: the claim about shooting down a plane was deleted. The only real evidence of the original claim lies in the Wayback Machine.

The average life of a Web page is about a hundred days. Strelkov’s “We just downed a plane” post lasted barely two hours.
history  storage  war  digitalcuration  +++++ 
4 weeks ago by jonippolito
Data Science: 4 Reasons Why Most Are Failing to Deliver
Sixty percent of companies plan to double the size of their data science teams in 2018. Ninety percent believe data science contributes to business innovation. However, less than nine percent can actually quantify the business impact of all their models, and only 11 percent can claim more than 50 predictive models working in production. This data stems from a recent survey of more than 250 data science leaders and practitioners....

Silos of knowledge. Hiring data scientists does not guarantee that your organization will profit from data science. For most firms, adding a data scientist to the team does not generate the same output as previous data scientists — you get diminishing returns to scale, instead of the exponential returns that high-functioning data science teams achieve. A recurring theme is that data scientists working on individual laptops or other siloed environments often duplicate efforts. They don’t have visibility into what work has been done by others that they could benefit from.
data  defect  digitalcuration  sharing  ++---  economics 
5 weeks ago by jonippolito
Tools & Services | Digital Curation Centre
The tools and services in this catalogue were created to address the myriad challenges facing those who engage with data. Focusing on software and services that directly perform curation and management tasks, the catalogue splits the resources into five major categories, based on the intended user and the stage of the data lifecycle in which it will be most useful. Sub-categories contain tables for quick comparison of tools against others that perform similar functions, linked to in-depth descriptions of how the resource can help.
digitalcuration  reference  ++++- 
6 weeks ago by jonippolito
Transcription Tools: a survey | NDSR at BHL
The four tools that I ended up spending some significant time with were Ben Brumfield’s FromThePage, the Australian Museum’s DigiVol, the Smithsonian Institution’s Transcription Center, and The Zooniverse’s Project Builder and their Scribe development framework.
digitalcuration  text  Software  +++--  evaluation 
8 weeks ago by jonippolito
Difference between Omeka Classic and Omeka S - Forum Feedback - Omeka Forum
One very basic answer is that Omeka Classic is designed for a single site around a general theme, argument, or research question. Omeka S was created for institutions managing a sharable resource pool across multiple sites. In addition, Omeka Classic uses Dublin Core while Omeka S implements multiple vocabularies and facilitates linked open data.

If you want to take a look at the differences yourself, you can sign up for a trial account at 7 and experiment in the Omeka S sandbox 1
digitalcuration  data  Web  access  ++---  howto 
9 weeks ago by jonippolito
Expertos del mundo bilingüe en/es ¿cómo traducirían y la idea “member s lounge: drop in surgery” ?…
digitalcuration  from twitter_favs
10 weeks ago by verwinv
Four reasons Slack will change how you teach (opinion)
Like most digital tools, Slack has privacy and user limitations. Importantly, although Slack has plenty of great academic uses, it was designed for business communications, not FERPA compliance. As always, communication about sensitive student information, including grades and personal information, should take place on a FERPA-friendly platform.

You should also consider how well students will adapt to managing Slack in addition to the other communication platforms used at your institution. At this point, Slack is not available as an integrated widget in most learning management systems. Your students will need to monitor their Slack space in addition to email, LMS messages and any other means your institution uses to communicate with students. We recommend clarifying Slack expectations with students; Slack may be ideal for quick questions, in-class activities or collaborative projects, but coach your students about times when an email or face-to-face meeting is more appropriate.

Finally, in all likelihood, your campus IT specialists will not be able to support Slack if a student runs into technical difficulties. Be aware that you, as the instructor, will have to be the help desk in these situations. Instructors should be prepared to help students navigate the platform from time to time and may want to curate a collection of explanatory videos to familiarize students with the platform.

So if you’re craving better-quality communication with students and diverse in-class participation, or you are just looking to incorporate something new in your fall syllabi, Slack might be the way to go. In a sea of digital tools, it's one we’ve grown to love.
education  digitalcuration  newmedia  Privacy  ++--- 
10 weeks ago by jonippolito
Text San Francisco’s Modern Art Museum and It Will Respond With Art - Motherboard
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has a delightful texting service that lets you get a glimpse of its massive collection. Send a word or emoji to 572-51, and the museum's API will reply with a corresponding artwork. You can also ask for a piece with a specific hue, by saying a phrase like "send me something yellow."

Sometimes the results are literal: When I sent a horse emoji, I got a black and white photograph of an equestrian atop a steed. But when I asked for a wave, I got a Charles Howard painting from 1942 that I guess is a little wavy, but wasn't the ocean I was expecting.
socialmedia  museum  art  success  +++--  digitalcuration  promotion 
10 weeks ago by jonippolito
Curating Research Data, Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice
Curating Research Data, Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice
aims to
guide you through the practical strategies and techniques for curating research
data in a digital repository setting. The data curation steps for receiving, apprais
ing, selecting, ingesting, transforming, describing, contextualizing, disseminat
ing, and preserving digital research data are explored. Yet, what does it mean to
actually apply these concepts to actual data? In this handbook, theory is sup
plemented with detailed case studies written by forty international practitioners
from national, disciplinary, and institutional data repositories based in the Unit
ed States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Together we present ac
tionable techniques that can be immediately applied at your home institution,
such as appraising incoming digital data files, detecting personally identifiable
information, and transforming proprietary software files into archival formats for
long-term preservation. These timely examples may focus specifically on digital
research data sets, yet they draw from existing theory and practice in the digital
curation and archives communities and aim not to recreate the wheel, but to
provide a solid base from which to build. By sharing our current strategies, we
hope that this dissemination will lead to wider adoption of data curation best
practices and encourage experimentation and dialogue in order to develop new
and improved processes for curating research data.
IR  data  digitalCuration 
11 weeks ago by lovelytree
Curating Research Data Volume One: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository
Volume One of
Curating Research Data
explores the variety of reasons, motivations, and drivers for why data curation services are needed in the context of
academic and disciplinary data repository efforts.
The following twelve chapters,
divided into three parts, take an in-depth look at the complex practice of data cu
ration as it emerges around us. Part I sets the stage for data curation
by describing
current policies, data sharing cultures, and collaborative efforts underway that
impact potential services. Part II brings several key issues, such as cost recovery
and marketing strategy, into focus for practitioners when considering how to put
data curation services into action. Finally, Part III describes the full life cycle of
data by examining the ethical and practical reuse issues that data curation practitioners must consider as we strive to prepare data for the future.
digitalCuration  IR 
11 weeks ago by lovelytree
Collecting and Curating Digital Posters
[mentions Webrecorder] This handbook explores new conceptual approaches and practical tools for collecting digital posters and graphics. It represents the findings of a V&A project initiated by the Posters Subject Specialist Network, and funded by Arts Council England, investigating ways to address current barriers to collecting material that is created, distributed and encountered in digital formats.
design  collection  variablemedia  digitalcuration  +++-- 
12 weeks ago by jonippolito
(88) Introduction to Digitization - Paul Smitherman - YouTube
A brief overview of digitization covering the analog to digital conversion of print and paper, photographs, analog audio, and analog video objects.
movie  digitalcuration  education  +++++  maine 
september 2018 by jonippolito
Museums, the New Social Media Darlings
Perhaps the most ephemeral of social media channels, Snapchat, is being used to pair pop lyrics with images of centuries-old paintings or artifacts. The images last on a device for up to 10 seconds.

If it seems incongruous to juxtapose an ancient objet d’art with an image that disappears in a blink of an eye, that’s exactly what the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been doing — to much fanfare. Last spring, its Snapchat account won a Webby Award....

Ms. Redoglia also weaves together “snap stories” that can stay up for 24 hours and that illustrate lines of songs, like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with pictures of artworks.
museum  socialmedia  ++++-  success  digitalcuration  promotion 
july 2018 by jonippolito

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