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Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections

Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections – This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web. Today digitized specialContinue Reading

Cyberstates 2016 Report

“CompTIA’s 17th annual Cyberstates is the definitive source for state-by-state analysis of the U.S. information technology industry and the tech workforce. The report quantifies the size and scope of the tech sector and tech occupations across multiple vectors, while providing context with time-series trending, economic impact, average wages, business establishment analysis, IT jobs postings, careerContinue Reading

Zoom through 1,000 artworks thanks to the new Art Camera from Google Cultural Institute

Official Google Blog: “So much of the beauty and power of art lives in the details. You can only fully appreciate the genius of artists like Monet or Van Gogh when you stand so close to a masterpiece that your nose almost touches it. As you step back from the brush strokes, you wonder howContinue Reading

SSRN Acquired by Elsevier

SSRN announced today that the company is joining Mendeley as part of Elsevier: “Specifically, we joined Elsevier, to be further developed alongside Mendeley today, a leading innovator in scholarly communication and author collaboration. Our goal is to enhance engagement within and around an author’s academic work. Mendeley’s data and analytical tools will help us support our authors and,Continue Reading

The Intercept announces greater access to Snowden archive

Via The Intercept: The Intercept Is Broadening Access to the Snowden Archive. Here’s Why – “Today, The Intercept is announcing two innovations in how we report on and publish these materials. Both measures are designed to ensure that reporting on the archive continues in as expeditious and informative a manner as possible, in accordance with theContinue Reading

Research Data Alliance promotes knowledge sharing worldwide

“Who is RDA? The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide. With close to 4,000 members globally, RDA comprises individuals, organizations and policy makers representing multiple industriesContinue Reading

Divide continues to separate rich from poor for broadband access

Center for Public Integrity – “Nationwide, families in neighborhoods with median household incomes below $34,800 — the lowest fifth of neighborhoods nationally — are five times more likely not to have access to broadband than households in areas with a median income above $80,700 — the top fifth, according to a Center for Public IntegrityContinue Reading

Social Media Finds New Roles as News and Entertainment Curators

New York Times – Social Media Finds New Roles as News and Entertainment Curators – “As more tech firms employ their own editing staffs, they are being viewed as something less than news organizations, but more than simple reflections of their growing audiences.”

Report – 75 percent of requests to be forgotten denied by Google

Report: 2 years in, 75 percent of Right to Be Forgotten asks denied by Google More than 50 percent of requests come from Germany and the UK. Greg Sterling, Search Engine Land: “Google refuses roughly 70 percent to 75 percent of requests, according to the data. The chart reflects the most common categories or justificationsContinue Reading

FCW – OPM’s sensitive data on feds still not encrypted

Federal Computer Week, Adam Mazmania, May 13, 2016 – “More than a year after a hack of Office of Personnel Management systems compromised more than 22 million records, the agency has not been able to encrypt all the sensitive data on 4 million federal employees, including Social Security numbers. “There are still elements of OPMContinue Reading

Commentary – We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy

Chronicle of Higher Education – John Kaag and David O’Hara May 13, 2016 – “We are on the verge of becoming the best trained, and least educated, society since the Romans — and reducing the humanities to a type of soft science will only hasten this trend. As the sciences rightly grow, a free societyContinue Reading

Unethical Research: How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence

Unethical Research: How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence – Federico Pistono, Roman V. Yampolskiy (Submitted on 10 May 2016) “Cybersecurity research involves publishing papers about malicious exploits as much as publishing information on how to design tools to protect cyber-infrastructure. It is this information exchange between ethical hackers and security experts, which results inContinue Reading