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This site gathers Always Already Computational: Collections as Data final report and project deliverables. This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-73-16-0096-16). The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services or author host institutions.

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notebene  librarianship  library-services  opendata 
8 weeks ago by copystar
5 spectra for speculative knowledge design « Bethany Nowviskie
Transparency vs. Surveillance. Patron records have long been among the most closely-guarded and assiduously expunged datasets librarians hold. Responsible 21st century digital knowledge design must keep privacy concerns paramount. This is because technologies of sharing and of surveillance are a single, Janus-faced beast. It is up to us to create and fiercely guard mechanisms that protect users’ rights to read, explore, and assemble information unobserved. Our designs must also respect individual and community agency in determining whether historical or contemporary cultural records should be open to access and display in the first place—ideally fostering and encouraging local intellectual control. But here, again, the contradictory challenge is to build infrastructure that can shield while also opening up. We need our digital library platforms to contribute to watchdog and sunlight initiatives promoting transparency, accountability, and openness in government and corporate archives—while simultaneously upholding cultural and individual rights to privacy and local control.
notebene  librarianship  future 
april 2017 by copystar
[this is aaronland] mostly drawings of airports these days...
"I mention these stories because I want to start by laying my cards on the table for what will follow in this talk. That is: I fundamentally believe that the distinction between museums and libraries and archives, in the minds of people outside the cultural heritage sector is collapsing. Assuming they ever thought those distinctions existed in the first place."
museums  librarianship  notebene  Anthropocene_librarianship 
march 2017 by copystar
Future-proofing the library.
Notes and slides for my talk: Future-proofing the library.
librarianship  notebene  from twitter_favs
january 2017 by copystar
Joho the BlogMaking library miscellaneousness awesome - Joho the Blog
Sitterwerk Art Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has 25,000 items on its shelves in no particular order. This video explains why that is a brilliant approach. And then the story just gets better and better.

Werkbank from Astrom / Zimmer on Vimeo.

That the shelves have no persistent order doesn’t mean they have no order. Rather, works are reshelved by users in the clusters the users have created for their research. All the items have RFID tags in them, and the shelves are automatically scanned so that the library can always tell users where items are located.

As a result, if you look up a particular item, you will see it surrounded by works that some other user thought were related to it in some way. This creates a richer browsing experience because it is shaped and reshaped by how its community of users sees the items’ inter-relationships.

The library has now installed Werkbank, which is a plain old table where you can spread out a pile of books and do your research. But, unlike truly plain old tables, this one combines RFID sensors and cameras with recognition software so it knows which works you’ve put on the table and how you’ve organized them. Werkbench notes those associations, and stores them, creating a rich network of related works.
library-of-things  librarianship  notebene 
march 2016 by copystar

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