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Entries Tagged as 'Web 2.0'

Don’t worry, the Web will categorize itself…

October 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Collective Memory, Web 2.0

Michael Welsh, a ‘digital ethonography’ professor at Kansas State University, has created a follow-up video to his amazing and widely-viewed “The Machine is Us/ing Us.” In this second piece he once again drives home the point that digital information is different because it has less constraints than its paper counterpart. It is not shackled by [...]

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Three New Information Technologies to Blow Your Mind

July 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments · News, Web 2.0

I have been meaning to write a blog post and documentation wiki update to discuss ICA-AtoM’s core data model. However, this month turned out to be a good time to do one last major update to the model, so I’ve got to put that arcane write-up on hold until the update is complete. In the [...]

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ICA-Atom, now with GoogleMaps mashup!

July 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments · ICA-AtoM, Web 2.0

I recently added Place and Map objects to the ICA-AtoM core data model to allow users to dynamically create GoogleMap mash-ups. A simple demonstration of this new feature is available at SappertonHistory.ca. One of the main objectives is to link archival materials related to specific buildings (e.g. deeds, property tax rolls, city directories) to markers [...]

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Second Life, First Impressions

May 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment · Web 2.0

I finally had some time this week to pay a visit to the Second Life metaverse. I have been following Christian Van Der Ven’s blog posts with some interest so I already had some idea of what to expect and what to look for. Christian (who is Christi Janus in-world) has been exploring and musing [...]

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10 Ideas I Found in ‘Ambient Findability’

July 3rd, 2006 · 3 Comments · Archives Access Systems, Collective Memory, Web 2.0

On the plane ride to and from the ACA 2006 conference in St.John’s, Newfoundland I finally got a chance to read Peter Morville’s much lauded book Ambient Findability (O’Reilly, 2005). In this book, Morville studies the latest Web trends and technologies from the perspective of findability, which he defines as the “the degree to which [...]

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Archival Finding Aids, meet Web 2.0

June 1st, 2006 · Comments Off · Archives Access Systems, Web 2.0

I have been blogging and presenting about how Web 2.0 features might influence archives access systems. In the meanwhile, Professor Beth Yakel and a group of grad students at the University of Michigan’s School of Information have already launched an excellent prototype system to experiment with these concepts. The Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections website [...]

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Web 2.0 and Archival Institutions

May 8th, 2006 · 6 Comments · Archives Access Systems, Web 2.0

I’ve been preparing my presentation for some upcoming conferences in Summer 2006 (IS&T Archiving, Association of Canadian Archivists, Society of American Archivists). I’m going to be talking about Web 2.0 as a set of enabling technologies and practices that can enhance the quality of archives access systems. Of course, “Web 2.0″ is a hodge-podge of [...]

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Django it is then

February 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment · System Architecture, Web 2.0

Well, this is probably going to dissappoint or upset some of the Drupal developers I have had the pleasure to meet at the recent OSCMS conference but I have decided that I am going to go back to using Django as the development platform for my upcoming web application project. I have given Drupal an [...]

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Archiving for CMS presentation at OSCMS Summit

February 7th, 2006 · Comments Off · System Architecture, System Requirements, Web 2.0

Today I gave a presentation on archiving for CMS at the Open Source Content Management Systems shindig (OSCMS Summit) here in (currently sunny) Vancouver. This is a PDF copy of my presentation slides: OSCMS Summit: Archiving Presentation (54kb)

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Identity 2.0 and Personal Digital Archives

November 18th, 2005 · 4 Comments · Personal Digital Archives, Web 2.0

I attended an informative Van2 presentation on Sxore last night. Sxore is an identity and reputation management tool for blogs that is being developed by the local (Vancouver) Identity 2.0 firm Sxip. My main interest was actually in the Sxip platform that Sxore is built on because Identity 2.0 technology will be an important component [...]

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