The Books That Made Your Favorite Writers Want to Write | Literary Hub
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The books that made your favourite writers want to write – Zadie Smith, @EDonoghueWriter & more share theirs:

— Picador Books (@picadorbooks) April 27, 2017
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CILIP announces ‘Facts Matter’ campaign for 2017 General Election | CILIP
CILIP launches #FactsMatter campaign promoting evidence-based decision-making in #GE17

— CILIP (@CILIPinfo) April 21, 2017
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7 days ago
31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book | Literary Hub
31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book via @lithub

— Claire Back (@calire) April 21, 2017
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7 days ago
Netflix, Amazon, and the End of Independent Film As We Know It
Twenty-five years ago, films emerging from festivals like Sundance disrupted the movie business, producing subversive filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and insurgent forces like Miramax. Now, thanks to Amazon and Netflix, the disruption is coming for the indies. Filmmakers talk about the shift, and what it means for the future of movies.
cinema  films  Netflix  Amazon  AmazonVideo  AmazonStudios  indie  arthouse  streamingmedia  review  forecast  TheRinger  2017  via:inspiral 
10 days ago
First resort — Remains of the Day
For us at Amazon, being the site of first resort for an online shopping trip was an obsession. This is why it was so critical to expand out from books to other product lines quickly. We didn't want to cement ourselves in shoppers' minds as the site of first resort for buying books but nothing else.
Amazon  ecommerce  default  strategy  author:EugeneWei  RemainsoftheDay  2017  via:inspiral 
10 days ago
Footprint - We Are Recruiting
. @FootprintLeeds are looking for a new member to join their collective: #coops
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10 days ago
7 Secrets of Super-Successful Video Marketing - The Buffer Blog
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Useful. Seven secrets of super-successful #video #marketing from @buffer ^ Dan

— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) April 18, 2017
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10 days ago
RT @ALA_ACRL: Make sure to check out the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition if you haven't already!
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21 days ago
The river London forgot: how the Lea is being reborn | Art and design | The Guardian
For years, it has been the city’s back yard, a place of fridge mountains, distilleries and scrapyards, but now there’s a fresh plan to turn this ancient valley back into a green playground. We walk the newly opened Leaway riverside path
RiverLea  LeaValley  urbandevelopment  London  Guardian  2017  via:inspiral 
21 days ago
RT @comms2point0: NEW How to write a #comms plan: 10 steps and a download by @danslee:
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24 days ago
Building the evidence base | Libraries Taskforce
"Building the evidence base"

— Claire Back (@calire) April 3, 2017
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24 days ago
@comms2point0 on Twitter: "If you are looking to create or use #video for #socialmedia this handy list of optimum times is super useful:"
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If you are looking to create or use #video for #socialmedia this handy list of optimum times is super useful:

— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) April 3, 2017
libraries  video  socialmedia  difilibraries  librarycamp  via:claireb 
24 days ago
Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Making open data happen in local government - YouTube
RT @ODIBristol: Really great #ODIFridays lecture from @Jargonautical of @ODIDevon on open data in local authorities, check it out! https://…  ODIFridaysf  openculture  opendata  libraries  via:claireb 
27 days ago
A key to democratizing urban solutions is building better models
So how do urbanists seek information on the potential efficacy of urban planning solutions? We build models. As Sidewalk reimagines cities for the digital age, Model Lab is exploring new ways to approach modeling as a means toward addressing big urban challenges. Models can be used to shape, test, get stakeholder feedback on, and adjust ideas related to land use, transportation, government processes, and many other areas of city life....

The conceit of transportation models (and those looking at other areas of urban life) is that by representing individual decision-making we can learn something about how these decisions lead to a collective impact on a system, and in turn, about how the impacted system affects individual decision-making....

What would make a traveler more or less willing to share a ride? What is the traveler trying to optimize? Cost? Time? Comfort? Convenience? All of the above? A first pass of model variables may include: time and cost, relative to other alternatives; a willingness to share a small space with other people; the physical difficulty of entering or exiting a shared vehicle; and, the perceived burden of out-of-my-way travel necessary to serve other passengers. Does your model have any variables we missed?...

Thinking about how individual preferences intersect with policies — or infrastructure and services — is only the beginning of the fun of building models. Our next step is to translate these preferences and policies into mathematical expressions and then turn these mathematical expressions into computer simulations. Then we compare, over and over, the performance of these simulations against observed outcomes. When we’re done we have a model — one that we hope is useful...

Models provide the opportunity to create a dispassionate venue in which ideas can be explored and tested by anyone interested in the topic at hand. To achieve this goal we must first build models that resonate with decision-makers and the public as credible, legible, realistic, and compelling. We must then allow anyone the ability to create their own solutions, and investigate and explore solutions created by others....

Efforts to improve models using these advances are already underway. Firms such as AirSage, Teralytics, and Streetlight Data have introduced mobile location data to the transportation planning field. Researchers and practitioners are now using location-based data to test the usefulness of machine learning techniques to urban planning problems....

The model provides immediate feedback on how each alternative performs in terms of traffic congestion, transit travel times, transit mode share, greenhouse gas emissions, and other measures. The small groups tinker with their ideas, seeking to optimize the measures they feel are most important — informing their group discussion. The modeling tool used in the workshop is the same one that will be used throughout the project’s life. This consistency allows people to engage at the same level as professional planners do.... The city planners encourage the participants to be skeptical of the model results and question the assumptions driving the simulation. Models are only as good as the information we put into them, and important assumptions are often contentious. The modeling software allows the groups to adjust certain assumptions about behavior or future land developments. After leaving the meeting, residents are encouraged to try out other ideas and alternatives with the model, which are accessible online....

Today, the planning work I’ve described above can take months, if not years. If cities can reduce this time to weeks and extract good ideas from the community, we can create a future in which residents are more engaged and governments are more nimble, responsive, and effective.
urban_planning  models  modeling  simulation  governance  public_process  via:shannon_mattern 
27 days ago
20 Free Stock Photo Sites for Your Social Media Images
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Stop! You're wasting time searching for images ⌛️ Bookmark these 20 free sites

— Hootsuite (@hootsuite) March 21, 2017
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5 weeks ago
Library helped children learn about coding | News |
Curious how exactly #robots teach kids #coding at #libraries? This article about #Ozobot explains:

— PublicLibraries2020 (@LibrariesEU) March 15, 2017
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6 weeks ago
Pickering residents borrow Internet with a library card | Toronto Star
Pickering residents borrow Internet with a library card, by @lmonseb on @TorontoStar

— MediaSmarts (@MediaSmarts) March 7, 2017
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7 weeks ago
What makes for a good API? | Open Data Camp UK
RT @mr_dudders: Great write up of the #odcamp session that @iankent from @ONSdigital pitched on what makes a good open API
odcamp  api  digilibraries  libraries  librarianship  via:Markbraggins 
8 weeks ago
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'12 strategic steps to getting the most from social media' @lgacomms @lganews

— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) March 3, 2017
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8 weeks ago
Top 20 Datasets for UK Local Government. – Intelligent Places
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So @jonpoole has pulled together a list of top 20 datasets for local government any thoughts? /cc @Jargonautical

— Leigh Dodds (@ldodds) March 3, 2017
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8 weeks ago
RT @edent: An excellent primer on the basics of #OpenData
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8 weeks ago
Are Open Data businesses viable? | Open Data Camp UK
RT @BeckStrickland: Awesome notes for "Are Open Data businesses viable?" With @MurrayData via @ODcamp #odcamp @drawnalism
odcamp  opendata  via:Markbraggins 
8 weeks ago
What open data standards do we need? | Open Data Camp UK
RT @adders: What open standards does #opendata need? More from today’s #odcamp
opendata  odcamp  via:Markbraggins 
8 weeks ago
Send LibraryCamp to Next Library 2017, a Community Crowdfunding Project in Aarhus, Denmark on Crowdfunder
We've been invited to deliver a workshop at a conference in Denmark but we have to buy a ticket which costs £400 and we live in the UK so its going to cost quite a lot to travel to Aarhus. We're trying to raise the cash via Crowdfunder. If you could help that would be fantastic :)
nextlibrary2017  libraries  crowdfunding  crowdfund  librarians  aarhus  denmark 
9 weeks ago
Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald
Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald -
10 weeks ago
Libraries Serve Refugees – Resources by librarians – for everyone
RT @jessamyn: Libraries Serve Refugees. By librarians – for everyone. Because libraries still believe in the land of promise.
librarycamp  libraries  refugees  amnesty  via:griffey 
10 weeks ago
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Steganographic Image | u n t h i n k i n g . p h o t o g r a p h y
a steganographic inscription is neither a depth nor the plain surface but somewhere in between. In contemporary images made of data it refers to how the image can be coded as more than is seen, but also more than the image should do. The steganographic digital image can be executed; it includes instructions for the computer to perform. Photographs as part of a longer history of communication media are one particular way of saying more than meets the eye, but this image also connects to histories of secret communication from the early modern period, to more recent discussions in security culture, as well as fiction such as William Gibson’s novel Pattern Recognition (2003). Were J.G. Ballard’s 1950s billboard mysteries one sort of cryptographic puzzle that hid a message in plain visual sight?
images  photographs  code  virus  hacking  operative_image  via:shannon_mattern 
10 weeks ago
Data Selfie _ About
Data Selfie explores our relationship to the online data we leave behind as a result of media consumption and social networks. In the modern age, almost everyone has an online representation of oneself and we are constantly and actively sharing information publically on various social media platforms. At the same time we are under constant surveillance by social media companies and “share” information unconsciously. How do our data profiles, the ones we actively create, compare to the profiles made by the machines at Facebook, Google and Co. – the profiles we never get to see, but unconsciously create?

Why does Facebook need your phone number or your phone contacts or the data from your WhatsApp account? Why does Facebook track the time you spend looking at the posts in your news feed? Is the sole purpose of this data gathering to serve us more relevant ads? Is there something else afoot?

Data Selfie is an application that aims to provide a personal perspective on data mining, predictive analytics and our online data identity – including inferred information from our consumption. In our data society algorithms and Big Data are increasingly defining our lives. Therefore, it is important – especially for those who are indifferent to this issue – to be aware of the power and influence your own data has on you.
big_data  surveillance  privacy  algorithms  self_tracking  quantified_self  librarycamp  librarues  digilibraries  via:shannon_mattern 
10 weeks ago
RT @owenboswarva: Getting automated #factchecking from science fiction to reality | @fernandezpm | #automation #technooptimism
factchecking  technooptimism  automation  librarian  libraries  digilibraries  librarycamp  via:Markbraggins 
10 weeks ago
Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined.
10 weeks ago
Blockchain Demo
Your Friday feature: Easy to understand video explanation of Blockchain and narrator has a very relaxing voice.
blockchain  bitcoin  demo  video  security  librarycamp  digilibraries  via:popular 
11 weeks ago
Learn C Programming With 9 Excellent Open Source Books - OSS Blog
All librarians need a little programming know how in the 21st century. These books will give you some basics :)
c  programming  books  free  book  diglibraries  librarycamp  via:popular 
11 weeks ago
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