From Student To Researcher II

From Student To Researcher II

After successfully defending my Master’s Thesis, I accepted a position as a Graduate Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Library’s Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team. I now work directly for Herbert Van de Sompel, in collaboration with my ad...

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Avoiding Spoilers in Fan Wikis of Episodic Fiction

Avoiding Spoilers in Fan Wikis of Episodic Fiction

by Shawn M. Jones, Michael L. Nelson

A variety of fan-based wikis about episodic fiction (e.g., television shows, novels, movies) exist on the World Wide Web. These wikis provide a wealth of information about complex stories, but if readers are behind in their viewing they run the risk of encountering “spoilers” ...

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Avoiding Spoilers on Mediawiki Fan Sites Using Memento

Avoiding Spoilers on Mediawiki Fan Sites Using Memento

by Shawn M. Jones

A variety of fan-based wikis about episodic fiction (e.g., television shows, novels, movies) exist on the World Wide Web. These wikis provide a wealth of information about complex stories, but if readers are behind in their viewing they run the risk of encountering spoilers” –...

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From Student To Researcher...

From Student To Researcher...

In 2010, I decided to again study at the Old Dominion University Computer Science Department for better employment opportunities. After taking some classes, I realized that I did not merely want to take classes and earn a Master’s Degree, but also wanted to contribute knowledg...

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Avoiding Spoilers On MediaWiki Fan Sites Using Memento

Avoiding Spoilers On MediaWiki Fan Sites Using Memento

A variety of fan-based wikis about episodic fiction (e.g., television shows, novels, movies) exist on the World Wide Web. In this presentation, I detailed issues with using the Interent Archive to avoid spoilers.

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Potential MediaWiki Web Time Travel for Wayback Machine Visitors

Potential MediaWiki Web Time Travel for Wayback Machine Visitors

Over the past year, I’ve been working on the Memento MediaWiki Extension. In addition to trying to produce a decent product, we’ve also been trying to build support for the Memento MediaWiki Extension at WikiConference USA 2014. Recently, we’ve reached out via Twitter to rai...

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Bringing Web Time Travel to MediaWiki: An Assessment of the Memento MediaWiki Extension

Bringing Web Time Travel to MediaWiki: An Assessment of the Memento MediaWiki Extension

by Shawn M. Jones, Michael L. Nelson, Harihar Shankar, Herbert Van de Sompel

We have implemented the Memento MediaWiki Extension Version 2.0, which brings the Memento Protocol to MediaWiki, used by Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation. Test results show that the extension has a negligible impact on performance. Two 302 status code datetime negotiatio...

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WikiConference USA 2014 Trip Report

WikiConference USA 2014 Trip Report

Amid the smell of coffee and bagels, the crowd quieted down to listen to the opening by Jennifer Baek, who, in addition to getting us energized, also paused to recognize Ardrianne Wadewitz and Cythia Sheley-Nelson, two Wikipedians who had, after contributing greatly to the Wik...

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Using the Memento MediaWiki Extension to Avoid Spoilers

Using the Memento MediaWiki Extension to Avoid Spoilers

The rise in fan-based wikis allows fans to discuss TV shows and books in ways never before seen. Unfortunately, as fans, we have the problem of spoilers. In this talk I demonstrate how one can use the Memento MediaWiki Extension to avoid spoilers in fan wikis.

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Reconstructing the past with MediaWiki

Reconstructing the past with MediaWiki

The Internet Archive attempts to reconstruct web pages via snapshots (Mementos) that are taken of pages at various points in time. Many pages change more frequently than the Internet Archive can capture them, meaning that some revisions of a given web page are lost forever. Me...

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