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Huskie Commons: From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions
"Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations collect, create, and steward a rapidly increasing volume of digital content. Both research conclusions and professionals’ real-life experiences expose the inherent fragility of this content. The cultural heritage and information science communities have developed guidelines, best practices, policies, procedures, and processes that can enable an organization to achieve high levels of digital preservation. However, these protocols are often complex, leaving many practitioners attempting to address the challenge of preserving digital materials feeling overwhelmed. This is particularly true for professionals serving smaller institutions that are often operating with restricted resources like small staff sizes, a lack of specialized expertise, dated technical infrastructures, and/or limited budgets. This white paper is the result of a three year investigation, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, of affordable, scalable digital preservation solutions that can be successfully implemented at under-resourced organizations. It reports the results of large-scale testing of several digital preservation tools and services, suggests pragmatic digital preservation options, including an incremental approach to digital preservation practices, and asserts that communities of practice are key to success."
libraries  archives  digital  web-archive  preservation  economics  resources  institutions 
february 2015 by tsuomela
Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs (ANROSP)
"The Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs is a national network of natural resource education and service programs which provides leadership, information, and resources to support the establishment and expansion of its member programs."
natural  resources  professional-association  citizen-science 
may 2014 by tsuomela
n+1: What Happened to Canada?
"What is happening in Canada is part of a much larger trend: the formidable disciplinary forces of late capitalism are exerting themselves everywhere, including in other western democracies, where governments are scaling back social programs while lavishing tax concessions and subsidies on industry. The European Union and the United States are similarly absorbing market shocks on behalf of business while allowing downturns to undermine the poor and working class. If Canada is becoming indulgent of, even slavish toward, its resource industry (the biggest contributor to GDP), it is arguably no more so than the United States in relation to its banking sector, which was never brought to heel despite causing the 2008 collaps"
country(Canada)  economics  politics  conservative  resources  environment  extraction 
april 2014 by tsuomela
Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs — Tech News and Analysis
"That made it especially exciting to hear that Chicago opened a maker lab in one of its public libraries today. Most maker spaces carry a membership fee of $50-200 a month or are located in an institution like a university, where you are required to be a student or staff member to access equipment. A free lab that is open to the public is a novel concept that will hopefully be a lot more common in the future. The lab at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center will stock three MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers, two laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter, plus a selection of software. A $249,999 grant will sustain its operation through the end of 2013, at which point it will be re-evaluated. The city will also consider adding maker spaces to other library locations."
makers  public  libraries  resources  hackerspaces  commons 
july 2013 by tsuomela
ClubOrlov: Video Interview: The Nation
" Dmitry Orlov, engineer and author, warns that the US's reliance on diminishing fuel supplies might be sending it down the same path the Soviet Union took before it collapsed.

In this fifth video in the series “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate” from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, Orlov, who was an eyewitness to the collapse of the Soviet Union, asserts that as oil becomes more expensive and scarcer, the US will no longer be able to finance its oil addiction and the economy will hit a wall."
america  future  energy  resources  environment  oil 
march 2011 by tsuomela
OASIS
OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies. As such, it is a community-building as much as a resource-building exercise. Users are encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use. Open Access is evolving, and we invite the growing world-wide community to take part in this exciting global movement.
open-access  scholarly-communication  education  reference  publishing  resources 
october 2010 by tsuomela
DataONEpedia | DataONE
A 3-day NSF-funded Informatics Education Planning Workshop was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico June 28-30, 2010. The project was supported through the NSF INTEROP project and the results informed the new NSF DataNet projects, especially DataONE, which focuses on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Two of the activities from this workshop were a Best Practices database that describes to scientists and students how best to perform a certain data or information management function such as naming a file, label columns in a spreadsheet, etc. and a “Tools” database. The Tools database includes a brief description of a particular tool that is recommended for use by scientists and students.
resources  project(DataOne)  tools  research  science  e-science 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Welcome | Usability Body of Knowledge
The Usability Body of Knowledge (BoK) project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the usability profession. Preliminary work has started, but there is more to do. This website introduces the subject areas that will eventually be included in the Usability Body of Knowledge and a preview of what to come.
reference  usability  handbook  design  methods  standards  hci  ux  resources 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Welcome to Oxford Bibliographies Online, your expert guide to the best available scholarship across the social sciences and humanities.
publisher  reference  research  bibliography  academic  resources  humanities  authority 
june 2010 by tsuomela
NGWA - general
The National Ground Water Association is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA's vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water. NGWA's goals are to (a) further water knowledge and protection through education and outreach, (b) use advocacy to advance the interests of our membership, (c) serve members by creating community, and (d) develop and improve professional practices and procedures for the public’s interest.
water  environment  professional-association  education  resources  science  groundwater  association 
march 2010 by tsuomela
What Not Being Able To Buy Oil In Dollars Means | Crooks and Liars
The key break point, the end of the dollar hegemony, will come when the Chinese are able to move to a consumer economy. At that point, the Chinese will no longer need America as consumers, and they will let the Yuan float. The devastation this will wreck on the US economy is hard to overstate. Standards of living will crash. In the long run, being forced to live within its means, and no longer having to compete against massively subsidized foreign goods may turn out to be good for the US, but that won’t make you feel better as your effective income collapses or you lose your job.

This is probably two economic cycles out. We’re talking 12 to 16 years. So there’s time yet. Probably.
economics  america  resources  limits  peak-oil  oil  energy  currency  world 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces. Typedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces.
typography  fonts  reference  design  directory  inspiration  resources  wiki  type  typesetting 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Idea Index | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge
The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing problems. As a networking tool, the Index allows site visitors to contact the project leaders, leave a constructive and/or encouraging comment and connect with one another. It presents a fully searchable database of socially-responsible initiatives, in all stages of development, in need of further funding and support.
design  sustainability  technology  innovation  ideas  environment  science  resources  contest  futurism  future  fuller  buckminster  visionary 
august 2009 by tsuomela
An ‘agri-intellectual’ talks back | Grist
A response to "the essay “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals,” by Missouri corn/soy farmer Blake Hurst, published in The American, the journal of the right-wing American Enterprise Institute."
agriculture  food  environment  industry  peak-oil  resources  fertilizer 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Three Polar Politics In Post-Petroleum America | Corrente
The present break down of political forces follows three different views of this thesis. The first view is that the land casino merely needs to be allowed to run. This is the "Confederate" wing of American politics. The second view is that the land casino can continue longer, but only if carefully managed, this is the "Moderate" view. The third view is that it requires careful management to transition away from the land casino, or the "Progressive" view.
american  politics  polarization  progressivism  resources  oil 
july 2009 by tsuomela
oerus - home
This wiki is set up to catalog university-based open educational resources projects. Currently we are focusing only English-speaking OER projects.
open-education  oer  resources  list 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Home Page - Television Tropes
Welcome To TV Tropes!

What is this about? This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction. We dip into the cauldron of story, whistle up a hearty spoonful and splosh it in front of you to devour to your heart's content.
wiki  reference  television  writing  tropes  resources  culture  art  fiction 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Be Relentlessly Resourceful
There probably are other fields where "relentlessly resourceful" is the recipe for success. But though other fields may share it, I think this is the best short description we'll find of what makes a good startup founder.
entrepreneur  business  resources  startup  by(PaulGraham) 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Market Failure - Economics Educators
This section is designed as a resource for teachers and lecturers teaching Market Failure at AS and A2 level. The resources include lesson plan/s, presentations to introduce a topic area on PowerPoint and as a mind map and activities designed to support the lesson and stimulate student learning.
Includes - government failure, market failure, positive and negative externalities, principal-agent problem.
economics  education  pedagogy  online  learning  resources  government  failure  principal-agent  reference  market-failure  markets 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Do Tank and the Democracy Design Workshop
The goal of the Virtual Company Project is to build online tools to help groups create and implement governance rules necessary for successful collaboration.
online  organizations  forms  business  law  resources  democracy  governance  peer-production  co-creation  co-science 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Academic Info: Online Degree Programs, Subject Guides and Resources
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).
online  research  academic  reference  resources  college  degree  education  search  list  directory 
december 2008 by tsuomela
eNotes
eNotes is an educational resource used by millions of teachers and students. We have thousands of literature study guides, lesson plans, literary criticism, and a vibrant community
english  literature  education  resources  notes  study-guide 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Sunlight Foundation - Insanely Useful Websites
The following sites and resources are “insanely useful Web sites” for government transparency.
government  politics  reference  tools  activism  resources  open-data 
june 2008 by tsuomela
OnTheCommons.org » Risk, Inequality and the Economics of Disaster
Marcellus Andrews explains how climate change will force us to confront the inequalities that market fundamentalism produces.
commons  environment  economics  justice  distribution  resources  markets 
june 2008 by tsuomela
NextStep Homepage - Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network
This site has been designed to provide Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) members and others with information, access to resources, opportunities for networking, and inspiration on the topic of sustainable communities. NextStep site users h
sustainability  resources  tip  cooperation  government  minnesota 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Home | inTERRAgate
inTERRAgate provides a framework for uploading natural hazard and risk data at a national level, together with in-country contact details for disaster first-responders.
disaster  emergency  resources 
may 2008 by tsuomela
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