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Nomenclature | Communities
"Robert G. Chenhall’s nomenclature for classifying man-made objects is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United States and Canada. Nomenclature’s lexicon of object names, arranged hierarchically within functionally defined categories, has become a de facto standard within the community of history museums in North America."
museum  museology  classification  description  cataloging  metadata  standards 
march 2018 by tsuomela
Descriptive Metadata for Web Archiving
"OCLC Research established the Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (WAM) to develop recommendations for descriptive metadata. Their approach is tailored to the unique characteristics of archived websites, with an eye to helping institutions improve the consistency and efficiency of their metadata practices in this emerging area. The result of this collaboration is three publications that cover recommendations to help institutions improve the consistency and efficiency of their metadata practices, a literature review of user needs, and a review of web harvesting tools."
metadata  web-archive  description  libraries 
february 2018 by tsuomela
Home | International Cloud Atlas
"Welcome to the official site of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) International Cloud Atlas. This Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO Members. The classifications also describe meteorological meteors other than clouds – hydrometeors, lithometeors, photometeors, and electrometeors."
meteorology  reference  clouds  description  weather  science 
march 2017 by tsuomela
The People of the Petabyte - Forbes
"You Too Can Become a Data Scientist

So the bottomline is that there is big money looming. Fortunes will be made and lost. Which means you too should attempt to become a data scientist.

The skills have become increasingly easy to acquire, and are getting easier by the week. But at the same time, cultural barriers to people self-classifying into the data scene are being erected.

Redefine yourself while you can. Let me know if you need any pickaxes."
data-science  data-curation  description  metaphor  business  economics  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
Twitter, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Dreams of Flatland | metaLAB (at) Harvard
Here’s the thing: Twitter is part of the “real world.” The Internet is part of the world.

In association with Wellman et al.’s work on the geography of networks, a rich and informative research domain takes shape. With Morning Edition we want a broad reading of Internet scholarship
twitter  social-media  internet  media  journalism  framing  description  social-science  research  geography  from delicious
february 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Mapping sociology
Discusses three books: Craig Calhoun's Sociology in America: A History (2007), Jonathan Turner's Handbook of Sociological Theory (2001), and Julia Adams et al's Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology(2005)
sociology  discipline  boundaries  definition  theory  empirical  description  themes  mapping  mindmap 
october 2011 by tsuomela
Gender Is Dead! Long Live Gender! : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
"The significance of studies such as these cuts in different directions. It suggests that you won't find a legitimation of our self-categories in neurobiology. If biology is the measure of all things, then many of the categories we use to group ourselves into kinds of person — man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, professor, cheerleader — are, in fact, unreal. You don't find them in nature as it is apart from our attitudes and beliefs about that nature. At the same time, what could be more real than the way we experience ourselves as being?"
philosophy  self  language  description  existentialism  gender  sex  psychology 
july 2011 by tsuomela

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