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  Chris Prom: Putting This Site on Ice I haven’t updated this site in a while and plan no further postings or updates.  That said, practical e-records will remain as an archives, at least for the time being. In the meantime, please check out my new project and site, from which I’ll be blogging and sharing stuff henceforth: … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-11By Chris Prom Archival Connections: Email Archives Task Force Report Summary Earlier today, I provided a summary of Preserving … Read More

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  Islandora: Updates: the Second Islandora Conference, May 15 – 19, 2017 The first Islandora conference took place in Charlottetown, PEI, back in August of 2015. It was a rousing success, so we’re doing it again, this time in Hamilton, Ontario. The Islandora Foundation, with Islandoracon host McMaster University, invites you to join us May 15 – 19 for sessions, workshops, and … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-09By manez LibUX: The Nintendo Switch Even if you’re not much of a gamer, … Read More

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  FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: YAZ – 5.19.2 Last updated January 6, 2017. Created by Peter Murray on January 6, 2017.Log in to edit this page.Package: YAZRelease Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016 … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-06By Peter Murray Andromeda Yelton: Leia: a montage about heroism MONTAGE – EXT. HANGAR – REMOTE PLANET – DAY: Leia gestures to a document in her other hand. “There’s still 24 fighters that haven’t had their C checks, and we need them ready to scramble by 0500 … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day 2017: Keeping memory alive It’s a bit hard to believe, but there are now adults in the US who cannot remember a substantial Public Domain Day.  In their own lifetimes, copyrights for published works have never expired here.  But I remember when they expired regularly every New Years Day, up until 1998.  And I … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-01By John Mark Ockerbloom Conal Tuohy: A tool for Web API harvesting A medieval man … Read More

Am I a Data Scientist Now? Review of Coursera’s Data Science Specialization

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No, I’m not a data scientist now. But I do have a wider understanding of data science and a few new skills thanks to coursera.org’s Data Science Specialization. This summer I completed the first four classes: The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, R Programming, Getting and Cleaning Data, and Exploratory Data Analysis. Motivation for taking these courses came from several places. Earlier this year, someone suggested to me that these courses would make a good model for a library’s data management education program. … Read More

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