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FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
"FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) is derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), one of the library domain’s most widely-used subject terminology schemas. The development of FAST has been a collaboration of OCLC Research and the Library of Congress. Work on FAST began in late 1998."
metadata  standards  LibraryOfCongress  libraries  subject  cataloging 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Librarian of PROgress
Advocacy for the next Librarian of Congress.
LibraryOfCongress  future  policy 
september 2015 by tsuomela
The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for information practice and information policy | Zimmer | First Monday
"In April 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress and the popular micro-blogging company Twitter announced that every public tweet, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library and made available to researchers. The Library of Congress’ planned digital archive of all public tweets holds great promise for the research community, yet, over five years since its announcement, the archive remains unavailable. This paper explores the challenges faced by the Library that have prevented the timely realization of this valuable archive, divided into two categories: challenges involving practice, such as how to organize the tweets, how to provide useful means of retrieval, how to physically store them; and challenges involving policy, such as the creation of access controls to the archive, whether any information should be censored or restricted, and the broader ethical considerations of the very existence of such an archive, especially privacy and user control."
twitter  archive  LibraryOfCongress  social-media  ethics  information-science 
july 2015 by tsuomela
NDSA National Agenda - Digital Preservation (Library of Congress)
"The National Agenda for Digital Stewardship annually integrates the perspective of dozens of experts and hundreds of institutions, convened through the Library of Congress, to provide funders and executive decision‐makers insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and key areas for funding, research and development to ensure that today's valuable digital content remains accessible and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage."
archives  digital  preservation  agenda  national  LibraryOfCongress 
july 2013 by tsuomela

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