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  • Eric Hellman: RA21: Technology is not the problem.
    RA21 vows to "improve access to institutionally-provided information resources". The barriers to access are primarily related to the authorization of such access in the context of licensing agreements. In a perfect world, trust and consensus between licensors and licensing communities would render authorization technology irrelevant. In the real world, technological ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-17By Eric (noreply@blogger.com)
  • Lucidworks: Using Solr Tagger for Improving Relevancy
    Full-text documents and user queries usually contain references to things we already recognize, such as names of people, places, colors, brands, and other domain-specific concepts. Many systems overlook this important, explicit, and specific information which ends up treating the corpus as just a bag of words. Detecting, and extracting, these ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-17By Erik Hatcher
  • Brown University Library Digital Technologies Projects: Deploying with shiv
    I recently watched a talk called “Containerless Django – Deploying without Docker”, by Peter Baumgartner. Peter lists some benefits of Docker: that it gives you a pipeline for getting code tested and deployed, the container adds some security to the app, state can be isolated in the container, and it ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-17By Ben Cail
  • HangingTogether: Shaping an Applied Research Agenda
    In late April 2019 a group of librarians, technologists, and OCLC staff gathered in Dublin, Ohio to help shape an applied research agenda that charts a path for engagement with data science and a range of computational methods. The applied research agenda will be released this summer as a free ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-17By Thomas Padilla
  • Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Day 2019: it’s a wrap!
    On Saturday 2nd March 2019, groups from around the world organised over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. In this blog, we wrap up the ninth edition of Open Data Day with a summary of all that happened across the globe, as well as ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-17By Lieke Ploeger
  • David Rosenthal: Review Of Data Storage In DNA
    Luis Ceze, Jeff Nivala and Karin Strauss of the University of Washington and Microsoft Research team have published a fascinating review of the history and state-of-the-art in Molecular digital data storage using DNA. The abstract reads:Molecular data storage is an attractive alternative for dense and durable information storage, which is ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-16By David. (noreply@blogger.com)
  • Open Knowledge Foundation: A growing data community in Paraguay
    This report is part of the event report series on International Open Data Day 2019. On Saturday 2nd March, groups from around the world organised over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Girolabs from Paraguay received funding through the mini-grant scheme by Hivos / Open Contracting Partnership, to organise events ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-16By Open Data Day
  • Islandora: Sharing the Fedora Conferences Page
    For quite some time now, the Fedora community has maintained a public list of conferences that community members want to attend, particularly those that will have Fedora-related content or workshops (including Islandora and Samvera):   https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Conferences   The Islandora Coordinating Committee recently took up a discussion about whether the ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-16By manez
  • Lucidworks: User Intent Steers AI-Powered Search
    Consumers expect personalized experiences on retail sites. After all, they get them on social media, in entertainment, on mobile devices, and while they search the web — why settle for less when shopping? Marketers agree. A recent survey of 700 U.S. marketers conducted by ClickZ and Chatmeter found that ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-15By Marie Griffin
  • Open Knowledge Foundation: Naturalist Datathon: Bogotá (Datatón Naturalista)
    This report is part of the event report series on International Open Data Day 2019. On Saturday 2nd March, groups from around the world organised over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. The Karisma Foundation from Colombia received funding through the mini-grant scheme by the Frictionless Data ...
    Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-05-15By Open Data Day
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