Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting 2017

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting 2017

The crowds descended upon Arlington, Virginia for the 80th annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. I attended this meeting to learn more about ASIS&T, including its special interest groups. Also attending with me was former ODU Computer Sc...

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Where Can We Post Stories Summarizing Web Archive Collections

Where Can We Post Stories Summarizing Web Archive Collections

This is a presentation of social media storytelling tools that were covered in a blog post written for the Web Science and Digital Libraries research group.

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Where Can We Post Stories Summarizing Web Archive Collections?

Where Can We Post Stories Summarizing Web Archive Collections?

This post is a re-examination of the landscape since AlNoamany’s dissertation to see if there are tools other than Storify that the Dark and Stormy Archives project can use. It covers the tools living in the spaces of content curation, storytelling, and social media.

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Web Science 2017 Trip Report

Web Science 2017 Trip Report

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present Yasmin AlNoamany’s work at Web Science 2017. Dr. Nelson offers an excellent class on Web Science, but it has been years since I had taken it and I still was uncertain about the current state of the art. Web Science 2017...

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Reference Rot

Reference Rot

A presentation of the work I had done with the Research Library Prototyping Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory given to the local chapter of the Special Libraries Association in New Mexico.

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Uniform Access to Raw Mementos

Uniform Access to Raw Mementos

by Herbert Van de Sompel, Michael L. Nelson, Lyudmila Balakireva, Martin Klein, Shawn M. Jones, and Harihar Shankar

Most web archives augment Mementos when presenting them to the user, often for usability or legal purposes. Research efforts and software projects need access the original captured “raw” Mementos. So that users and software do not need to resort to archive-specific solutions, ...

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Discovering Scholars Everywhere They Tread

Discovering Scholars Everywhere They Tread

Though scholars write articles and papers, they also post a lot of content on the web. Datasets, blog posts (like this one), presentations, and more are posted by scholars as part of scholarly communications. What if we could aggregate the content by scholar, instead of by web...

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Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries

Given a scholar’s identity on a portal, how can we crawl the scholarly portal to ensure that we capture all of their content? In this post, I evaluate a number of scholarly portals to find their boundaries, the URI patterns that allow us to capture the content of a user.

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Trusted Timestamping of Mementos

Trusted Timestamping of Mementos

In this post, I examine different trusted timestamping methods. I start with some of the more traditional methods before discussing OriginStamp, a solution by Gipp, Meuschke, and Gernandt that uses the Bitcoin blockchain for timestamping.

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Scholarly Context Adrift: Three out of Four URI References Lead to Changed Content

Scholarly Context Adrift: Three out of Four URI References Lead to Changed Content

by Shawn M. Jones, Herbert Van de Sompel, Harihar Shankar, Martin Klein, Richard Tobin, and Claire Grover

Increasingly, scholarly articles contain URI references to “web at large” resources including project web sites, scholarly wikis, ontologies, online debates, presentations, blogs, and videos. Authors reference such resources to provide essential context for the research they r...

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