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10 Ways the Information Landscape Changed in 2017

10 Ways the Information Landscape Changed in 2017

https://medium.com/@InfoBloom/10-ways-the-information-landscape-changed-in-2017-57a7e4caf334

“In no particular order, here are ten ways the information landscape changed in 2017:

1) Fake News

2) China’s New Cyber Security Law Is in Force

3) FCC Changes the Course of Information in the United States

4) Equifax Hack

5) Highs and Lows of Apple

6) Uber Upsets

7) Yes Virginia, in Canada Your Texts Are Private

8) WannaCry

9) Border Wars: Privacy When Traveling

10) Bitcoin and Blockchain’s Growing Prominence: Oh My!”

Stephen

Posted on: January 23, 2018, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

Making Manuscripts: Video

Making Manuscripts

An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily in monasteries and courts. Society’s rulers–emperors, kings, dukes, cardinals, and bishops–commissioned the most splendid manuscript.

Stephen

Posted on: January 23, 2018, 6:45 am Category: Uncategorized

2018 Microsoft ebook predictions

2018 Microsoft ebook predictions

In 1999 Microsoft came out with a series of ebook predictions that was part of a marketing campaign as they started into the ebook industry.

Here are the predictions – note the prediction for 2018:

Posted on: January 22, 2018, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

“A Survey of Web Technology for Metadata Aggregation in Cultural Heritage”

“A Survey of Web Technology for Metadata Aggregation in Cultural Heritage”

“The following full text article was recently published by Information Services & Use.

Title

A Survey of Web Technology for Metadata Aggregation in Cultural Heritage

Authors

Nuno Freire
INESC-ID

Antoine Isaac
Europeana Foundation

Glen Robson
National Library of Wales

John Brooks Howard
University College Dublin

Hugo Manguinhas
Europeana Foundation

Source

Information Services & Use
Vol. 37, No. 4, (2017)
DOI: 10.3233/ISU-170859

Abstract

In the World Wide Web, a very large number of resources are made available through digital libraries. The existence of many individual digital libraries, maintained by different organizations, brings challenges to the discoverability and usage of these resources by potential users. A widely-used approach is metadata aggregation, where a central organization takes the role of facilitating the discoverability and use of the resources, by collecting their associated metadata. The central organization has the possibility to further promote the usage of the resources by means that cannot be efficiently undertaken by each digital library in isolation.

This paper focuses in the domain of cultural heritage, where OAI-PMH has been the embraced solution, since discovery of resources was only feasible if based on metadata instead of full-text. However, the technological landscape has changed. Nowadays, with the technological improvements accomplished by network communications, computational capacity, and Internet search engines, the motivation for adopting OAI-PMH is not as clear as it used to be.

In this paper, we present the results of our analysis of available potential technologies, using as application context the Europeana Network and its requirements for metadata aggregation. We cover the following technologies: IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework); Webmention; Linked Data Notifications; WebSub; Sitemaps; ResourceSync; Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS); Linked Data Platform; and Schema.org.

Direct to Full Text Article (12 pages; PDF)

Stephen

Posted on: January 22, 2018, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

Daniel Burrus’ Top 20 Technology-Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2018 and Beyond

Daniel Burrus’ Top 20 Technology-Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2018 and Beyond

https://medium.com/@DanielBurrus/daniel-burrus-top-20-technology-driven-hard-trends-shaping-2018-and-beyond-95ca9c04a62b

“These trends highlight enormous, game-changing opportunities in a broad array of applications and industries. As you read through them, look for opportunities for you to leverage them and become a positive disruptor.”

#1 Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing Applications

#2 Adaptive and Predictive Cybersecurity Systems

#3 Big Data and the Use of High-Speed Data Analytics

#4 Advanced Cloud Computing Services

#5 Virtualization of Storage, Desktops, Applications and Networking

#6 Virtualization of Processes and Services (On-Demand Services)

#7 Blockchains and Cryptocurrency

#8 Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Apps and Devices

#9 Smart Virtual e-Assistants and Voice-Enabled Devices

#10 IoT Becomes Increasingly Intelligent

#11 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) of Finished Goods

#12 Smarter Smartphones and Tablets Drive Mobile Process Innovation

#13 Mobile Apps for Business Process Innovation

#14 Mobile Banking and Payments

#15 Wearables and Applications

#16 Social Business Applications

#17 Visual Communication for Business

#18 Enhanced Location Awareness for Retail

#19 Drones Reach a New Height Adding AI

#20 Energy Storage and Microgrids

 

Stephen

Posted on: January 22, 2018, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

Stephen

 

 

Posted on: January 22, 2018, 6:10 am Category: Uncategorized

A year in fake news, and what to look forward to (or how to tune out) in 2018

A year in fake news, and what to look forward to (or how to tune out) in 2018

A few thoughts from an exhausting year in fake news (or whatever we end up calling it next year).
People might prefer to avoid news altogether.
— News fatigue
Cross-country collaboration against Facebook.
Please don’t make me stop using the term “fake news.”
Stephen

Posted on: January 21, 2018, 6:48 am Category: Uncategorized