The British Newspaper Archive. South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Website Monitoring News » Blog Archive » Web pages are getting more bloated, and here’s why. Over the past year, web pages have on average become 25% bigger .
We’re not talking about dimensions here, but download size. Based on the top 1,000 websites on the Internet, the average page size has gone from 626 kB to 784 kB. A 25% size increase in just one year is rather drastic. With that kind of growth, the average web page will be 980 kB in just a year (amost 1 MB!). In five years, a page will be almost 2.4 MB. What is behind this exploding growth? The size increase by content type We honestly didn’t expect the trend to be quite this noticeable, but it’s indeed what has happened according to the HTTP Archive website , which runs a monthly batch of tests on a large number of websites.
New Project Aims to Save Hawaii's Moving Image History. Digital Anthropology: Projects and Platforms. Hello there!
If you enjoy the content on Neuroanthropology, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Last Sunday in Montreal, I was part of the panel Digital Anthropology: Projects and Projections organized by Mike and Kim Fortun from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This post will highlight the groundbreaking projects created by this diverse group of anthropologists. There is a synergy in what is being done, and I want to gather it together in one place online. I’m going to provide a list of people and projects first, and then provide a bit of commentary on the panel itself. I know there are other great online projects out there, so please feel free to highlight them in the comments.
The Projects The projects are listed in the order of their presentation at the American Anthropological Association meeting: Jason Jackson (Indiana), Open Folklore Project – open access scholarship for an entire field Daniel Lende (South Florida), Neuroanthropology blog. Library digitizes Holocaust testimonies. Yale University Library is in the midst of the digitization of the Fortunoff Video Archive’s roughly 4500 testimonies from the Holocaust, many of survivors, without which the testimonies would soon become inaccessible.
The machines that play the 13,000 one-hour tapes in the Fortunoff Archive, which was officially acquired by the University in 1981 but received a large donation to its endowment fund from Alan Fortunoff in 1987, are no longer in production, so the transition to a digital format is essential for preservation, said Joanne Rudof, archivist for the Fortunoff Archive. Rudof added that digitization will allow researchers to access the archive remotely in place of having to go to the Sterling Memorial Library to watch a physical tape.
Rare Disney rabbit who later became Mickey Mouse is unearthed in black and white film from 1928. Hungry Hobos is expected to fetch £25,000 at auction next monthIts whereabouts have been unknown since before World War IIFive-minute silent cartoon was last to feature Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before he was turned into Mickey Mouse By Graham Smith Updated: 16:14 GMT, 28 November 2011 A long-lost Disney cartoon that features a character who was the prototype for Mickey Mouse has been discovered in a British film archive.
The cartoon, called Hungry Hobos, was made in 1928 but has been missing since before World War II. The black-and-white footage features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and was drawn shortly before the character was abandoned and turned into Mickey Mouse that same year. Scroll down for video.
Help. Kamal seeks govt funds for digital archive library. Twittervane: Crowdsourcing selection. We’re excited to announce development of a new tool to automate the selection of websites for archiving: the Twittervane.
At the moment, our selection process is manual, dependent upon internal subject specialists or external experts to contact us and nominate websites for archiving in the UK Web Archive. We benefit from their expertise and wouldn’t be without it, but we recognise that this manual selection process can sometimes be time consuming for frequent selectors. It’s also inevitably subjective, reflecting the interests of a relatively small number of selectors. Automated selection is an efficient and under-utilised alternative, but up until now it has been difficult to see how an automated approach could clearly identify the most popular and widely relevant websites.
Website Monitoring News » Blog Archive » Web pages are getting more bloated, and here’s why. Digital Anthropology: Projects and Platforms. Library digitizes Holocaust testimonies. New Project Aims to Save Hawaii's Moving Image History - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL. Newsroom : Eighth Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, Bari, Italy. Eighth Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, Bari, Italy [Date: 2011-11-28] The Eighth Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries will take place from 9 to 10 February 2012 in Bari, Italy.
A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats and may be accessed either locally or remotely. This type of library has a variety of uses. For example, academic entities may make institutional books, papers, theses, and other works available to a wide audience with few restrictions. Digital library systems are becoming increasingly mature and widely deployed.