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How can we improve our web collection? An evaluation of webarchiving at the KB National Library of the Netherlands (2007-2017) | Zenodo
"The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Dutch National Library (KB-NL), started in 2007 the project “web archiving” based on a selection of Dutch websites. The initial selection of 1,000 websites has currently grown into over 12,000 selected web sites, crawled on different intervals. Although due to legal restrictions the current use is limited to the KB-NL reading room, it is important that the KB-NL includes the requirements of the (future) users in her approach of creating a web collection. With respect to the long term preservation of the collection, we also need to incorporate the requirements for long term archiving in our approach, as described in the Open Archival Information Model (OAIS)1. This article describes the results of a research project on web archiving and the web collection of archived sites in the KB-NL, investigating the following questions. What is web archiving in the Netherlands? What are the selection criteria of KB-NL and how are these related to what can be found on the Dutch web by the contemporary user? What is the influence of the choice of tools we use to harvest on the final archived website? Do we know enough of the value of the web collection and the potential usage of it by researchers and how can we improve this value? This article will describe the outcomes of the research, the conclusions and advice that can be drawn from it and will hopefully inspire broader discussions about the essence of creating web collections for long term preservation as part of cultural heritage."
web-archive  assessment  collecting  archives 
november 2017 by tsuomela
Welcome to the World of Playing Cards - The World of Playing Cards
"Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first became a part of popular culture, perhaps seen as a miniature model of the universe. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. Their popularity is undoubtedy due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed."
playing-cards  history  gambling  games  collecting 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Data use regulation: The libertarian push behind a new take on privacy.
"The newfound support of privacy regulation among big businesses masks a radically deregulatory agenda. A regime that only pays attention to use erects a Potemkin Village of privacy. From a distance, it looks sound. But living within it we will find no shelter from the sun or rain."
data  ethics  privacy  law  regulation  collecting  data-collection 
september 2014 by tsuomela
Cosm - Internet of Things Platform Connecting Devices and Apps for Real-Time Control and Data Storage
"Connect devices and apps on the Cosm platform, exchange data and ideas with developers, and bring smart products to the world."
internet-of-things  internet  data  collecting  distributed  computers  sensors 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Cosm - Internet of Things Platform Connecting Devices and Apps for Real-Time Control and Data Storage
"Connect devices and apps on the Cosm platform, exchange data and ideas with developers, and bring smart products to the world."
internet-of-things  internet  data  collecting  distributed  computers  sensors 
january 2013 by tsuomela
The collector’s conundrum - Salon.com
"I accept the reality that physical stores selling books, records, CDs and DVDs may soon exist solely — if indeed they do at all — as labors of love. But it saddens me that in this new world order, browsing is becoming a dying art."
books  media  culture  shopping  browsing  collecting 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Open State Project: freeing state legislative information
"We're gathering legislative data directly from the states and making it available in a common format through a RESTful API and regular bulk downloads. "
open-access  open-government  data  collecting  state  government 
october 2011 by tsuomela
finding baby sciences and new moons (17 Mar., 2011, at Interconnected)
"And follow it with this speculation: "we've basically picked all the low-hanging fruit of scientific discovery -- all Galileo had to do was be the first person to look at Jupiter through a telescope and he discovered four moons. But, we've found all the moons now, and without those easy to reach facts, we’re now forced to pool more effort and resources into learning new things."

Interesting! But I disagree.

The kinds of science mentioned are what Deleuze and Guattari call "royal science" -- it's the science you get taught at school where the discipline is given capital letters: Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science. It's the science where there are institutions, journals, funding, prizes, PhDs, and a division between those who are Scientists and the rest of society. It's the science you can get a qualification in, and the science you can fail in. "
science  history  sts  collecting  future  low-hanging-fruit 
march 2011 by tsuomela
felixsalmon.com: — A broken market
Upshot: If you're thinking about collecting contemporary art, don't. You might be OK if you limit yourself to multiples – just remember that prints on paper have to be kept away from daylight. In general, however, the art market is a high-stakes game played among sophisticated insiders, and you weren't invited.
art  markets  collecting 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Forgotten Bookmarks
I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books.
weblog-individual  books  collecting  used  bookmarks 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Seedmagazine.com | Saved by Science
Behind-the-scenes slideshow of the collections at the Museum of Natural History.
museum  collecting  collection  behind-the-scenes  natural-history  photography  slideshow 
february 2009 by tsuomela
THE CALCULATOR REFERENCE
reference site for collecting handheld calculators and curta mechanical calculator
calculator  curta  history  collecting 
august 2006 by tsuomela

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