23 Nov 2017

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Webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries

DCMI is pleased to announce a new webinar: Save the Children Resource Libraries: Aligning Internal Technical Resource Libraries with a Public Distribution Website. Presented by Joseph Busch, Founder of Taxonomy Strategies, the webinar will discuss a recent project which has established an internal library of technical resources at the international Save the Children charity. Focussing on how this library has been aligned with the external Save the Children's Resource Centre, the webinar will describe how the project "has reached consensus on how to accommodate and balance internal research and external communication requirements by developing a light-weight application profile.

23 Nov 2017 10:56am GMT

19 Nov 2017

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SPARQL queries of Beatles recording sessions

Who played what when?

19 Nov 2017 3:40pm GMT

29 Oct 2017

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An HTML form trick to add some convenience to life

With a little JavaScript as needed.

29 Oct 2017 3:07pm GMT

28 Oct 2017

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The state of open licensing, 2017 edition

Let's talk about open data licensing. Again. Last year I wrote a post, the

28 Oct 2017 12:42pm GMT

Director Transition

2017 has been a year of transition, with Stuart Sutton stepping down after six years at the helm of DCMI as its Managing Director. He has been succeeded by Paul Walk. DCMI would like to extend its gratitude to Stuart for his tremendous service, during a challenging period. Stuart is known for his warmth and generosity, which combined have made so many people feel welcomed into the DCMI community. Some of our community were able to contribute their personal thoughts and messages for Stuart, and we compiled these into this document, which we had printed for Stuart in a little ...

28 Oct 2017 10:19am GMT

26 Oct 2017

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W3C Recommendation: Time Ontology in OWL

W3C Recommendation: Time Ontology in OWL The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Time Ontology in OWL specification. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about relations among instants and intervals, together with information about durations, and about temporal position including date-time information. Time positions and durations may be expressed using either the conventional Gregorian calendar and clock, or using another temporal reference system such as Unix-time, geologic time, or different calendars.

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23 Oct 2017

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What is a Dataset? Part 2: A Working Definition

A few years ago I wrote a post called "

23 Oct 2017 7:44pm GMT

16 Oct 2017

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Agniva Banerjee on Managing Privacy Policies through Blockchain

Link before you Share: Managing Privacy Policies through Blockchain Agniva Banerjee 11:00am Monday, 16 October 2017 An automated access-control and audit mechanism that enforces users' data privacy policies when sharing their data across third parties, by utilizing privacy policy ontology instances with the properties of blockchain.

16 Oct 2017 5:42pm GMT

03 Oct 2017

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Read Write Web — Q3 Summary — 2017

Summary A relatively quiet quarter in the community group, however, some good progress has been made behind the scenes. There was a new release , this quarter, to schema.org . The Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) is now a W3C Recommendation and ActivityPub is also a candidate recommendation. There was light discussion on the mailing list, however, there was also a major release of node solid server (4.0.0) which includes a new authentication method, WebID-OIDC . Communications and Outreach There was some outreach the folks at the Rebooting the Web of Trust workshop, and I'll also be talking to the ...

03 Oct 2017 5:19pm GMT

02 Oct 2017

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Responding To The Post-truth Phenomenon

In 2016, the Oxford Dictionaries declared that their Word Of The Year was to be "post-truth", which they defined as: "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief" This decision reflects the way in which the concept of post-truth has quickly become a widely-acknowledged phenomenon and a mainstream concern. It should be of particular concern to those, such as librarians, with a professional interest in the provision of access to accurate information.

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27 Sep 2017

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Capturing button presses from bluetooth hands free kits on a Raspberry Pi

Is there anything better than this wonky and unreliable hack for capturing keypresses from a handsfree kit? sudo hci config hci 0 down sudo hci config hci 0 up sudo hcidump -l 1 | grep ACL As the kit connects, I see in syslog Sep 27 21:17:10 gvoice bluetoothd[532]: Unable to get connect data for Hands-Free Voice gateway: getpeername: Transport endpoint is not connected (107) Sep 27 21:17:10 gvoice bluetoothd[532]: Unable to get connect data for Headset Voice gateway: getpeername: Transport endpoint is not connected (107) I can see it appearing as Sep 27 21:14:29 gvoice kernel: [ 827.342038] input: ...

27 Sep 2017 9:28pm GMT

23 Sep 2017

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talk: Automated Knowledge Extraction from the Federal Acquisition Regulations System

In this week's meeting, Srishty Saha, Michael Aebig and Jiayong Lin will talk about their work on extracting knowledge from the US FAR System. Automated Knowledge Extraction from the Federal Acquisition Regulations System Srishty Saha, Michael Aebig and Jiayong Lin 11am-12pm Monday, 25 September 2017, ITE346, UMBC The Federal Acquisition Regulations System (FARS) within the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) includes facts and rules for individuals and organizations seeking to do business with the US Federal government. Parsing and extracting knowledge from such lengthy regulation documents is currently done manually and is time and human intensive. Hence, developing a cognitive ...

23 Sep 2017 9:26pm GMT

22 Sep 2017

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WebSci ’17 Tutorial Note– Analyzing Geolocated Data with Twitter

Speaker: Prof. Bruno Gonçalves, New York University (http://www.bgoncalves.com/) Schedule 09:00 -10:20 theory session 10:30 -12:00 practical session Theory Session: GPS-enabled smartphone: provides precise geographic locations Jan,17 global digital snapshot Social MEowDia Explained- different behaviors on different social media Twitter: Anatomy of a tweet: short (start as a message system), hashtag, how many times shared, timestamp, location (comes from your GPS system), background info-metadata, Metadata: Text-content, User, Geo, URL, etc. Geolocated Tweets: Follows a user's geo info over time GPS Coordinates vs World Population Smartphone ownership-highest among adults, higher education/ income levels (results from survey) Market Penetration: larger user group in higher ...

22 Sep 2017 9:51pm GMT

The Lego Analogy

I think Lego is a great analogy for understanding the importance of data standards and registers. Lego have been making plastic toys and bricks

22 Sep 2017 12:35pm GMT

19 Sep 2017

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Mapping wheelchair accessibility, how google could help

This month Google announced

19 Sep 2017 7:15am GMT

18 Sep 2017

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Under construction

It's been a while since I posted a more personal update here. But, as I announced this morning, I've

18 Sep 2017 7:27pm GMT