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Last Sunday, I had the opporunity to attend L.A. Zine Fest at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Anyone who knows me knows that I will always shell out for an awesome zine. I have a little corner in my room that I’m always adding to. This year, amongst the chaos, I found a little oasis of pink awesomenes known as the Library Sciences booth… (read more)
New Book: Digital Media - Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World
About the book
There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. As the varieties of digital media multiply, scholars are beginning to examine its origins, organization, and preservation, which present new challenges compared to the organization and preservation of traditional media such as books, papers, films, photographs, music scores, and works of art.
In order to examine from multiple perspectives issues related to history, preservation, and ontology of digital media, editors of this volume organized an invitation-only workshop on digital media. The participants were carefully chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from humanities to information studies to technology to history to communication theory to fine arts.
The book is organized in four parts, each representing a different perspective on digital media: preservation, interaction, organization, and history. The preservation section considers the problems of archiving digital media for long-term preservation. Many digital objects are readily copied but are fragile and not designed for preservation, and this nature of digital objects provides both challenges and opportunities for adapting archival practice. The remaining sections look at the interaction between technological changes and cultural practices, the organization of digital media, and the history of digital media and how technology has changed over time. The wealth of varied perspectives collected together in this volume provides new light on the topic of digital media.
About the Authors
William Aspray is professor of Information Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-editor of many books, including The Internet and American Business (2008), Everyday Information (2011), and Creating Privacy (Scarecrow, 2011).
Megan A. Winget is assistant professor, School of Information, at the University of Texas at Austin.
Today I assembled the best library children’s room holiday display of all time. Several books on the winter solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa were prettily arranged on their pedestal , and festooned with hand cut snowflakes. The kids loved it!
I can spend hours on dizzying but well executed Dialog searches for my MLIS homework. I get a huge sense of accomplishment out of that. However, this display—that’s what Library Sciences is all about, Charlie Brown.
I need some insight from people who live in or have lived in Seattle, WA.
Tell me the basics: cost of living, social events, the culture, etc.
I wish to apply to the University of Washington for their Library and Information Sciences program and just need some insight before I start dreaming too big.
Also, anyone who is a librarian, in the process of becoming a librarian/curator of sorts, etc.
Someone just please talk to me. Tell me stories of goodness and wonder!