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Data Curation — Council on Library and Information Resources
"Sayeed Choudhury, associate dean for research data management at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and leader of the Data Conservancy, discusses the "stack model" for data management employed by JHU and discusses the model's components—storage, archiving, preservation, and curation—in the following video."
data-curation  model  service  libraries  curation  preservation  archive  storage 
may 2016 by tsuomela
Digital humanities in the library isn't a service
"Last week, Miriam Posner started an interesting discussion online with a blog post about some of the challenges of doing digital humanities in libraries. Posner identifies challenges rooted in the structure of libraries as organizations, in the organizational position of libraries within universities, and in (academic) library culture"
libraries  education  digital-humanities  organizations  psychology  structure  service 
august 2014 by tsuomela
HUBzero - Home
"HUBzero ® is a powerful, open source software platform for creating dynamic web sites that support scientific research and educational activities"
data-curation  data  science  service  research  support  open-source  software 
july 2014 by tsuomela
Official Experimental Hierarchy | The Science Exchange Blog
"After several months of research and diligence, we have just launched the Official Experimental Hierarchy on Science Exchange. This new Hierarchy will interface with and improve the search functionality on Science Exchange, allowing users to quickly find the services they are looking for"
science  methods  taxonomy  classification  service  exchange 
september 2013 by tsuomela
**New SCA/ Ithaka S+R report and videos: Sustaining Our Digital Future** | Strategic Content Alliance blog
"Commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by Ithaka S+R, the ‘Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content’ report, issued today, tells of how three distinct organisations – Imperial War Museums (IWM), the National Library of Wales (NLW) and University College London (UCL) have risen to this challenge. This essential research is accompanied by a suite of tools, advice and videos (see below) that will enable and guide you to take a fresh look at whether a project is delivering the desired impact in the communities you aim to serve and to consider new ways to enhance the value of your content for your users."
libraries  service  future  survey  research  report  digital-library  digital 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Library Services in the Digital Age | Pew Internet Libraries
"The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age."
libraries  future  service  pew-research  survey 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Innovative library services “in the wild” | Pew Internet Libraries
"Our new report takes a close look not only at how Americans are using public libraries, but also what sort of services and programming they think libraries should offer — and what they say they would use in the future."
libraries  future  service  citizen-science 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Serious Service Sag - Adaptive Path
This is a big gap where businesses choose to invest in their services. They spend a lot of money to tell you how great the service is, and then, all too often, the service doesn't live up to the hype. Brands become hypocrites thanks to their own investments.
business  advertising  management  service  service-economy  investment  budget 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Some resources for reference assistant training in a scitech library : Confessions of a Science Librarian
"Yeah, this is a ton of reading. The point isn't that someone should memorize every word, most of the the articles probably only need to be scanned. What I'm hoping for is a list of resources that will help someone get acclimatized to reference service and hopefully become aware of many of the main issues around such services in academic libraries. As well, there's a bit in here about some general issues in academic libraries."
reference  service  libraries  training  reading  teaching 
august 2011 by tsuomela
StatusNet | Your Network
StatusNet is the open source microblogging platform that helps you share and connect in real-time within your own domain.
microblogging  open-source  status  web2.0  service  twitter 
december 2010 by tsuomela
How to Save the World - The Careless Society
In each case we took some activity that we once self-managed, collaboratively within our communities, and made it into a 'specialty' someone else did for us, for money. We went from self-sufficiency to helpless dependence, from collaborative citizens to 'clients'. Now, the large majority (and growing) of our society's jobs, costs, and GDP, all come from this vast, amorphous 'service sector'.
economics  service  learned-helplessness  dependence  self-sufficiency  service-economy 
november 2008 by tsuomela
waffle software · ThisService
ThisService Create services from any script
macintosh  software  service 
april 2008 by tsuomela
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