Top10Links - best web sites in over 1000 categories! Find the top web sites fast! The Web-Archives Timeline, by WebArchivists Biblioteca Virtual WWW Preserving the web evolution: AUSTRALIA’S PANDORA All over the world, major Libraries and other national organizations are responding to this challenge – the potential loss of information – by collecting, preserving and giving permanent access to key websites for future generations. PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, is a project by National Library of Australia in conjunction with nine other participant organizations from all over Australia’s States, and it is actually a selective archive of significant Australian online publications and web sites considered to be of long-term research value. It is based at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The National Library aims to archive titles of national significance, while the State Libraries aim to archive those of State and regional significance. Actually, the possibilities for Web archiving are two: Anyone in the world with an Internet connection can have access to the PANDORA Archive, and the system is very user-friendly and simple to surf.
Joining Pandora – Australia’s web archive The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future. The National Library is an amazing organisation. The theme promoted on the homepage says it all: Thinkers Wanted – Take a fresh look at the National Library. You should stop by and discover Australia’s Collections: Trove; Picture Australia, Pandora, Music Australia, Australia Dancing and Australian Newspapers. The one that I am excited about today is PANDORA – Australia’s Web Archive. PANDORA was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications. Imagine my excitement to receive a request to include this blog in the PANDORA Archive. Access is then facilitated in two ways: via the Library’s online catalogue and via subject and title lists maintained on the PANDORA home page . I am delighted to be added to the collection!
Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine A Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Bibliography Was this what those early NDIIPP meetings were like? Finheads & Parrotheads by user Windridgedoc on Flickr. Back in the early days of the NDIIPP program we had a series of cross-cutting initiatives that we called “affinity groups.” These groups addressed areas of interest such as “collection and selection,” “technical architecture” and “rights and restrictions” that cut across all the different projects. I was interested in the work of the “economic sustainability” working group, and for no particular reason I started compiling a bibliography of books and articles that related to the long-term preservation of digital information in some way, figuring that it would come in handy at some point. The bibliography ranges broadly, from articles on “contingent valuation,” “ecosystem valuation” and the general “costs” of knowledge, to those that directly address the cost issues associated with digital preservation and stewardship. Arrow, Kenneth, Robert Solow, Paul R. Barlow, John Perry.
Resources | Libraries Are Essential Here are more things you can read to learn about various aspects of marketing & promotion. I’ve broken them down by topic instead of creating a straight alphabetical list. I’ll be adding to this list as I get time to write up more citations. Branding 4imprint (promo-product company). “Maintaining Your Brand.” company website. Definitions Finding Support for Marketing Ashcroft, Linda, 2002. Quotes Quotations about Libraries and Librarians from IFLA. Library Quotes from Brainy Quote Return on Investment Articles and Studies Related to Library Value (Return on Investment) is a great resource compiled by ALA. Social Media 4imprint (promo-product company). Stock Photos Librarians who design brochures, fliers, websites, posters, and other materials often need images to use. Many of today’s stock image sites allow you to design subscriptions where you can buy just a few images per year, or buy thousands. Most of these sites say their photos are “royalty-free.” Value of Libraries Web Marketing Strategies
Standalone mobile apps — Government Service Design Manual The government’s position on apps The government’s position is that native apps are currently rarely justified. At the October 2012 Digital Leaders meeting, the position was clarified: native apps could not be developed without Cabinet Office approval. The November 2012 Digital Strategy says: “Standalone mobile apps will only be considered once the core web service works well on mobile devices, and if specifically agreed with the Cabinet Office” Making sure your service meets the Digital by Default Service Standard means it will work well on mobile devices. Types of apps So-called ‘apps’ come in several different forms, which makes confusion understandable. device-specific ‘download and install’ apps (aka native apps) websites that respond to various screen sizes (aka responsive websites, web apps or HTML5) various combinations of the two Native apps Native apps are downloadable software applications that run using the device’s operating system code and APIs. Pros of native apps: Exceptions
Gordon Dunsire Selected list of presentations, latest first: UNIMARC in RDF: Representation of UNIMARC Bibliographic Format in Resource Description Framework for Linked Data. Co-presented with Mirna Willer at Session 105, World Library and Information Congress, 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 Aug 2015 Some thoughts on technology and LIS: a future past today. Presented at UCL Department of Information Studies Employers' Forum, London, England, 15 Jun 2015. RDA development and implementation overview. Linking bibliographic standards: alignments and maps, protocols and liaisons. How to publish local metadata as linked data. National libraries and identity in the Semantic Web. The Vocabulary Mapping Framework and its potential for improving metadata interoperability in the Semantic Web. No date
Watify closing event - Transforming Europe towards the Digital Age | Stimulating Digital Entrepreneurship The greatest gains to be made from a Digital Single Market lie not in the tech sector itself, but in the adoption of advanced Digital technologies by the rest of the economy. This in turn opens new opportunities and business models for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. But today, too many Doubts prevent entrepreneurs from launching their own business, or starting a Digital Transformation process from within their company. Furthermore, European industry is already today facing a considerable lack of Digital skills to fill vacancies throughout all sectors. Join us on 15 December for the eSkills for Jobs and Watify High-level conference: “Transforming Europe towards the Digital Age” in the presence of Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, hosted under the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Think outside of the project management triangle There are differences between working as an in-house or agency PM, but we have one thing in common — relationships. Resources and guidance on in-house digital project management are few and far between, especially when it seems that every other digital project manager (DPM) works in an agency. While some aspects of agency work may be applied in-house, the environments are different. I couldn’t put my finger on the precise differences until recently, and it involves our constraints, and how we work with and around those constraints. Let’s start with the Project Management Triangle, AKA the Triple Constraint or the Iron Triangle, which is a model of the typical constraints of project management — it looks like this: During the Digital Project Management Summit (DPM) that I attended, a lot of agency folks talked about making decisions and modifying plans based on The Triangle. Agency DPMs work for clients who pay for a project to be delivered within a certain time, budget, and scope.