Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City is gigantic. The gorgeous structure, which covers 38,000 square meters (that's over 400,000 square feet), holds more than 470,000 books. Designed by Alberto Kalach, the "megalibrary" features transparent walls, hive-like bookshelves, and mismatched floors. Visitors can take in a massive white whale skeleton covered in graphite rings by artist Gabriel Orozco. Institutional Repositories Institutional Repositories (IRs) can be directly loaded into EBSCO Discovery Serviceso that they can be fully searched alongside all other EDS resources/content. Loading Institutional Repositories EBSCO supports harvesting institutional repositories via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) or via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Cover Story: Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music On-demand streaming music has been part of the collective imagination for more than a century. It can be traced back to the 1888 publication of Edward Bellamy’s million-selling science fiction novel Looking Backward, in which a man falls asleep in 1887 and wakes up in 2000. Amidst the mind-blowing technological developments he encounters on his journey is a “music room,” in which 24-hour playlists are piped in to subscribers via phone lines. With no shortage of astonishment, the man proclaims that “an arrangement for providing everybody with music in their homes, perfect in quality, unlimited in quantity, suited to every mood, and beginning and ceasing at will” is perhaps the pinnacle of human achievement.
The Fedora Project: An Open-source Digital Object Repository Management System Introduction In September 2001, the University of Virginia was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop the first digital object repository management system based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (Fedora) . The Digital Library Research Group at Cornell University originally developed Fedora under a National Science Foundation Grant [1-3]. Fedora is one of a number of repository architectures that have been proposed over recent years for use in digital libraries. 50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got you covered! As much as I love writing about this subject, I can’t take credit for everything I write. Much of my knowledge on self-development came from reading these great writers and thinkers.
Institutional repository software comparison The Guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software have been published as part of UNESCO’s Open Access Strategy. The publication compares the features of the major platforms and is intended to help libraries focus on which features will help facilitate the success of their repository. Institutional Repositories (IRs) were first developed as an online solution for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarship of universities, colleges, and other research institutions. Since 2000, a number of repository platforms have been developed, each with their own set of benefits and technical criteria. All of these put libraries exploring IRs for the first time in an enviable position. The products have richer feature sets, and all the major platforms are available as a hosted service, which arguably has a lower total cost of ownership and is less time-consuming than running an IR locally.
Jisc infoNet From 2 January 2015, Jisc brought its customer-facing teams, including Jisc infoNet, in-house. Although the variety of individual services have disappeared, our focus on practical support will remain. A nominated account manager, backed by a team of subject specialists, will operate locally to you and provide you with a fully-managed relationship, ensuring that you benefit from our full offer.
How can your research have more impact? Five key principles and practical tips for effective knowledge exchange. Generating new knowledge is a relatively straightforward concept compared with the more unknown territory of getting knowledge to those that might need it. To ensure knowledge is useful, relationships must be built: two-way, long-term, trusting relationships between researchers and the people who need the new knowledge we are generating. Mark Reed and Anna Evely share their top five principles for effective knowledge exchange. Name an impact from research that hasn’t involved knowledge exchange. If like us, you can’t think of one, then it follows that if we want to have an impact, we have to become great at knowledge exchange. But what does effective knowledge exchange look like, and how can we get good at it?
Handle System - Wikipedia As with handles used elsewhere in computing, Handle System handles are opaque, and encode no information about the underlying resource, being bound only to metadata regarding the resource. Consequently, the handles are not rendered invalid by changes to the metadata. The system was developed by Bob Kahn at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). The original work was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) between 1992 and 1996, as part a wider framework for distributed digital object services, and was thus contemporaneous with the early deployment of the World Wide Web, with similar goals. The Handle System was first implemented in autumn 1994, and was administered and operated by CNRI until December 2015, when a new "multi-primary administrator" (MPA) mode of operation was introduced.
Victorian post-mortem photography Via a fascinating blog that was pointed out to me (Morbid Anatomy), I came across a story from last winter about how a Colorado nonprofit organization is reviving a Victorian custom about which I had been largely ignorant, namely the custom of taking photographs of recently deceased loved ones as mementos. Indeed, the photographs were known as “memento mori.” The group, called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, takes carefully posed photographs that are truly astonishing. Setting Up a Repository ~ Start ~ Repositories Support Project This section provides information to help you create your repository and the administrative processes required to maintain it. Technical approaches This section explains the different options for setting up repository software. Metadata Advice on planning how to define and manage the metadata within your repository.
This is the study of the interaction of people, media and machines within the digital environment. It emerges from the complex inter-relationships between computers and networks, humans, human society and the media – the way that almost every aspect of our culture (including the sciences, arts, civic life, entertainment, fiscal, economic and business sectors) is increasingly underpinned by digital networks. Understanding this ecology is the new literacy of the 21st century. Persistent uniform resource locator - Wikipedia A persistent uniform resource locator (PURL) is a uniform resource locator (URL) (i.e., location-based uniform resource identifier or URI) that is used to redirect to the location of the requested web resource. PURLs redirect HTTP clients using HTTP status codes. PURLs are used to curate the URL resolution process, thus solving the problem of transitory URIs in location-based URI schemes like HTTP. Technically the string resolution on PURL is like SEF URL resolution. History
Children and Youth in History Introduction Children and youth in early modern England (1500-1800) were subject to many diseases and physical hardships. From the great epidemic diseases of bubonic plague and smallpox, to more common illnesses such as measles and influenza that still afflict children today, sickness put children and youth at great risk.