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Cherry picking the Semantic Web (from Talis’s Nodalities magazine)

August 18, 2008

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Just to say that in the Talis Nodalities magazine, Issue 3 [PDF] page 13 they have published an article of mine about how treating everything – author, department, funder, etc – as an first class object will have knock-on benefits to curation and cataloguing of archived items. When I find a good, final version of […]

DSpace and Fedora *need* opinionated installers.

August 18, 2008

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Just to say that both Fedora-Commons and DSpace really, really need opinionated installers that make choices for the user. Getting either installed is a real struggle – which we demonstrated during the Crigshow, so please don’t write in the comments that it is easy, it just isn’t. Something that is relatively straightforward to install, is […]

Re-using video compression code to aid document quality checking

August 18, 2008

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(Expanding on this video post from the Crigshow)Problem: The volume of pages from a large digitisation project can be overwhelming. Add into that the simple fact that all (UK) institutional projects are woefully underfunded and underresourced, it’s surprising that we can cope with them really. One issue that repeatedly comes up is the idea of […]

The four rules of the web and compound documents

August 18, 2008

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A real quirk that truly interests me is the difference in aims between the way documents are typically published and the way that the information within them is reused. A published document is normally in a single ‘format’ – a paginated layout, and this may comprise text, numerical charts, diagrams, tables of data and so […]

Trackbacks, and spammers, and DDoS, oh my!

August 18, 2008

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The Idea Before I give you all the dark news about this, let me set out my position: I really, really think that repositories communicating the papers that are cited and referenced to each other is a really good thing. If a paper was deposited in the Oxford archive, and it referenced a paper held […]