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February 2020 Journal Club : AI and Metadata TAGS: | | | | What do cataloguing and cars have in common? One answer is that developments in artificial intelligence are changing both of them. Our February Journal Club discussed three recent articles about …Continue reading →

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‘In a World full of infinite choice, context – not content – is King’ TAGS: | | | | Yesterday we discussed contextual cataloguing in the group. By this I mean creating meaningful catalogues with interconnections, or a web of relationships so that a collection or item is put …Continue reading →

LibraryLabs Pop Up at Central TAGS: | | | | | Following on from the success of our Pop Up Library Metadata Games sessions during Innovative Learning Week, this week we took Metadata Games to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Central Library, …Continue reading →

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Data Vault storage considerations TAGS: | | | The Data Vault service is a system that joins up two sets of storage: fast, expensive, high quality active research storage, and slow, cheap, archival-quality long term storage.  The Data …Continue reading →

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Describing and Packaging data TAGS: | | | The concept of the Data Vault service is to take research data that is no longer being actively used, and to archive it in long-term archival storage.  In order to …Continue reading →

Europeana Tech Conference, Paris, Feb 2015 TAGS: | | The Europeana Tech conference took place in Paris on February 12-13, 2015. A fascinating event, developers and strategists from institutions all over Europe got the chance to exchange ideas about …Continue reading →

Tag It, Find It!: Pop Up Library on tour TAGS: | | | | Last week, Pop Up Library packed its bags for a three day tour of the university campus, bringing paintings from the art collection, our metadata tagging game and a 5kg …Continue reading →

Tag It, Find It! TAGS: | | | | | | | | Pop-up Library is back for a limited time only in Innovative Learning Week (ILW) and we want you to say what you see! Combining two of our most popular Pop-up Library …Continue reading →

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Metadata Games at #Librarypop! TAGS: | | Following on from last month’s successful Metadata Games experiment, we ran another two sessions during Fresher’s Week as part of the Pop Up Library. More than 20 people, including 16 …Continue reading →

Metadata Fun and Games TAGS: | | Earlier this week we ran a 1980s-inspired crowdsourcing ‘Metadata Game’ to enhance the description of items within our online image collection http://images.is.ed.ac.uk. The good folk of Library and University Collections …Continue reading →

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