Linking libraries, museums, archives

first_imgThe archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, says that one of the core challenges facing today’s librarians, archivists, and museum curators is the need for them to work across disciplines to deliver the integrated, seamless level of service that tech-savvy users are increasingly coming to expect.“We are all in the same business: protecting, collecting, and allowing the use of information,” he told a packed audience during a “Harvard Library Strategic Conversation” on integrating libraries, archives, and museums (an initiative referred to as “LAM”) held Monday at Longfellow’s Askwith Hall.Ferriero, previously director of the New York Public Library (he also held the top position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Library), spoke of the necessity of understanding exactly how users interact with information as the foundation of LAM integration.“We need to focus on user behavior. We don’t know enough about how they use resources,” he said, but “users expect to be able to span the scope of knowledge in seconds.”Ferriero, who grew up in Beverly, described his motivations for pushing LAM integration at the National Archives, where he oversees 44 museums and  archives, three of them in Massachusetts. He is working to maintain relevancy with researchers and visitors, and “has a mandate from President Barack Obama” to increase transparency, collaboration, and public participation.Ferriero, along with other speakers, highlighted the challenges to creating an interdisciplinary LAM structure. For example, he referred to the growing difficulty of collecting and archiving electronic records, mentioning that “only” 8 million of them were archived from President Ronald Reagan’s administration, while 70 million were collected from President Bill Clinton’s, and a jaw-dropping 210 million were collected from President George W. Bush’s tenure.Following Ferriero’s presentation, Professor Holly Witchey of Johns Hopkins University, interim director of the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts, offered her perspectives on LAM integration from the museum curator side of the triangle. She emphasized the obstacles to LAM integration, including the lack of interdisciplinary standards for organizing collections, the geographic distance typically separating LAM collections, and interdisciplinary rivalries about which agency should take precedence.“Our job as curators is LAM integration, but we all do it so idiosyncratically,” she noted. Witchey described a split among museum curators dividing those who prefer the old, idiosyncratic systems of organization and those who recognize the value added by integration. Most of all, Witchey noted, “Our audiences simply expect integration,” and there’s no escaping it.Ferriero and Witchey were joined in the conversation by Günter Waibel, director of the Smithsonian’s digitization program, and Tom Hickerson, vice provost of libraries and cultural resources at the University of Calgary in Canada. After each panelist had spoken, moderator Waibel initiated a discussion among the panelists and audience about the opportunities and obstacles presented by LAM integration.Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, asked about the obstacles to translating “the power of the object” — that is, how artifacts that may have a more visceral appeal (rather than just an informational one) can be portrayed accurately in a digitized format.Ferriero acknowledged the challenge, one that technology may never be fully able to answer. “Working in Washington,” Ferriero responded, “I watch people lining up to see the Declaration of Independence all the time. Yes, you can find it online, but you can’t replace the emotional experience of standing in front of it.”What came across clearest during the discussion is that user expectations are driving the movement toward LAM integration, and that professionals in all three disciplines are accelerating their efforts to make it happen.last_img read more

Wozniacki Out of Wimbledon after Defeat by Makarova

first_imgWozniacki, who won at Eastbourne last week, has never been past the fourth round in 12 visits to SW19.She was plagued by flying ants during the match on Court One and needed insect repellent to get rid of them.“I did everything I could. It’s frustrating because I feel like I could have gone and done something really great here,” Wozniacki said.“I can’t even be mad at myself because I played up to the level that I can.“She played above her level and really raised it and got a little lucky.“I would be very surprised if you saw her go far. But with someone playing like this today, I really did what I could. It just wasn’t enough.”Makarova, who won last year’s women’s doubles title with compatriot Elena Vesnina, led 5-1 in the deciding set and had four match points on her own serve at 5-3.Wozniacki saved all four to level it up at 5-5, but Makarova, 30, regrouped superbly, holding serve to make it 6-5 and put the pressure back her on her opponent.This time there was no response from Wozniacki as Makarova set up a meeting with Czech player Lucie Safarova.“I am so happy I got calm at 5-5 and did my work again,” said Makarova, who reached the quarter-finals in 2014.“When it was 5-5 I started thinking about those match points on my serve at 40-0, but I told myself, ‘No, you are not going to lose this match’. I forgot it and started over.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki became the biggest name to exit the Wimbledon women’s singles as she lost in the second round.The 27-year-old, seeded second, was beaten 6-4 1-6 7-5 by Russian world number 35 Ekaterina Makarova.The Dane’s defeat means five of the top eight women’s seeds have exited the competition before the third round.last_img read more

Murray’s magnificent run ends at hands of Djokovic in Doha

first_imgAndy Murray’s run of 28 straight wins on the ATP Tour was ended by Novak Djokovic in the final of the Qatar Open after an enthralling 6-3 5-7 6-4 win for the pretender to the number one throne.Djokovic looked in firm control at a set and a break, enjoying a 5-3 lead in the second and serving for the match.But Murray dug deep and produced some stunning tennis to save three match points and break back – extending his streak of consecutive matches with at least one break of serve to 112.The momentum switched entirely. and Murray reeled off five straight games to take the second set and go 1-0 up in the third.The Serb seemed to be falling apart at one stage, ranting on the court and then losing a game after being penalised a point for smashing his racket for the second time.But as so often, Djokovic dug deep and found extra reserves of energy – just when he looked at his lowest, he broke again. Despite taking a 0-30 advantage as the Serbian served for the match a second time, Murray could not turn the tables again. Djokovic won an epic three-hour encounter, and we will be lucky to see the same again in the Australian Open final three weekends from now.He said: “It’s definitely one of the best ways to start the year.”All the way to the last shot you never know with Andy. It’s no strange occurrence for both of us to play three sets for three hours. It’s a very physical battle and we’re both going to need some time to recover from that and get ready for Melbourne.”Despite the result, Murray actually extends his lead at the top of the rankings, as he did not play a tournament this week last year while Djokovic won in Qatar.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Longshot Anytime Anyplace broke sharply, pressed pacesetter Bluegrass Bronco to the far turn and held off hard trying Texas Two Step to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Any Given Saturday covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.The longest shot in a field of six 3-year-olds and up at 12-1, Anytime Anyplace paid $27.40, $11.00 and $5.00. Owned by the Ferro Family Trust or Harlingten, he got his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $143,805.Breaking from the far outside, Texas Two Step was in-hand under Santiago Gonzalez while running a joint fifth into the far turn with Kenjisstorm and finished well while caught wide throughout. Off at 3-1, he paid $4.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kenjisstorm hugged the rail around the turn and finished third while never threatening the top two. Off at 9-2, he paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.57, 44.11 and 1:08.51.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Confident Brathwaite aiming to become match-winner

first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC): All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has his eyes fixed on being a match-winner for West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week, and believes his skill set could be valuable in the team’s success. The 27-year-old has emerged as a strong attacking lower-order batsman and tidy seamer, and proved a revelation on the recent Test tour of Australia with a couple of half-centuries. Brathwaite said while his batting was currently ahead of his bowling, he was working hard to produce in both areas, to earn West Indies positive results in the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India. “In T20, fortunately, I have the option of both [batting and bowling], but some days you go well with the ball … and some days it’s not so good with the ball, but then you have a chance to make up with the bat, so being an all-rounder is a plus,” Brathwaite said yesterday. “I’m striking the ball really nicely at the moment. My batting is probably just ahead of my bowling for the time being but hopefully, at least for one or two games in the World Cup, both of them come together nicely to win a game for West Indies.” TEST DEBUT On Test debut last December in Melbourne, Brathwaite struck an impressive 59 in the second Test batting at number eight, and then followed up with a whirlwind 69 off 66 balls in the final Test at Sydney. On the tour of Sri Lanka last October, the right-hander blasted 113 off 58 balls against the Sri Lanka President’s XI in a 50-over game. Brathwaite, a late call-up to the Windies T20 World Cup squad because of injury to Kieron Pollard, said he always backed his ability regardless of the result. “I’m pretty confident in my skills. I know once I go out there and execute the plans that I’ve set for myself and the targets that I’ve set, I’ll be successful,” he pointed out. While Brathwaite’s batting has been coming along well, he also remains a threat with the ball and picked up three wickets in the second unofficial warm-up T20 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah last Monday. He said one of his aims on the current tour was to lift his bowling. “I’m trying a few things in the nets. I’m trying to bowl a bit quicker. It’s been working thus far and long may it continue,” he explained. “The situation of the [Zimbabwe] game was more suited to my style of bowling – more containment rather than attacking – and I was just fortunate and lucky to get the three wickets which I was happy about.”last_img read more

Pringle demands weekend service to be provided at Seaview Respite Home

first_imgIndependent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle has today called for weekend services to be provided at Seaview Respite Home when the facility is due to be handed over to RehabCare by the HSE next week.Deputy Pringle says parents, service users and staff have been dealing with partial services for a number of years now with no weekend services on offer.“This is despite the demand and need for weekend respite for people with physically and intellectual disabilities across south-west Donegal. “While under HSE management this was never provided and there were frequent cuts to services including a staffing shortage throughout the facility’s history.“The HSE absolved their responsibility by deciding to hand over Seaview to a third party. RehabCare is due to take over the facility in a week’s time.“However, I have reservations that a third party will manage to meet the needs of families and service users. Unfortunately the contract with RehabCare currently stipulates a service from Monday to Friday only and with RehabCare raising funding concerns already I am worried that not only will services be curtailed but that a weekend service will be out of the question”.Also speaking on the issue Cllr. Seamus Maguire and local election candidate Valerie McNulty have spoken out on the need for weekend services and secure long term funding as the facility is handed over to RehabCare. Speaking on the issue, Cllr. Seamus Maguire says “I have spoken to the many families affected by the current unacceptable lack of service and support from Government. I will be working with everyone concerned if re-elected to ensure we fight to improve respite care in Seaview and Donegal in general. It’s the least these families deserve.”Local election candidate for the Donegal Electoral Area Valerie McNulty says “Carers, like myself save the Government a huge amount of money and resources but our compassion is completely undervalued by those in power. We need more people in politics who care, who know the real struggles people face and fight for change. I am calling for complete full respite services 7 days a week to be in place in Seaview Respite Home and those who need it to be avail of it as a matter of urgency”.“Having campaigned for a full service of Seaview Respite Home for a number of years now what we need now is long-term, secure funding so that necessary services can be provided for families concerned. In that spirit I am calling on RehabCare to provide weekend services when it takes over the facility and to fully meet the respite needs of families that use this vitally important service” concludes Pringle.Pringle demands weekend service to be provided at Seaview Respite Home was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors, Draymond Green on a roll, but one question has him scratching his head

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Except for his size, his length, his skill, his fast-twitch muscles and his high-octane competitive nature, the Warriors’ Draymond Green is just like the rest of us.“What is life going to be like next year?” Green mused during a recent appearance on the “Pull Up with CJ McCollum” podcast, hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers’ 20-points-per-game guard.“You have Kevin (Durant) and Klay (Thompson), free …last_img read more

Nokia’s Q4 Results: A Last Moment Of Hope… Before It All Collapses?

first_imgNokia is so stoked about it’s upcoming 2012 fourth-quarter earnings, it’s leaking some of the numbers two weeks early, which has pushed the Finnish hardware maker’s stock up in Thursday trading. But investors may want to hold off on their enthusiasm, because while Nokia is going to do better than expected in this past quarter’s sales and revenue, the company is still woefully behind market leaders like Samsung and Apple. And it also seems to be stretching the classification of one product line as a “smartphone” to pad what sales numbers it does have in that category.You know that scene near the end of Jaws? The one where the shark has wreaked havoc on the Orca and the boat is listing crazily but you think for half a moment that maybe that’s it – the shark will abandon its attack and the intrepid crew will all make it back to shore? That’s right about where I picture Nokia at this moment: That last silent moment of tiny hope that the worst is over – right before the giant robotic shark rises out of the water and tears them to pieces.Nokia’s Numbers Are Pretty GoodFirst, the numbers: The company announced Thursday that it has exceeded fourth quarter expectations with net sales of  €3.9 billion, pushing a total 86.3 million units out the door.Of those units sold, the devices Nokia classifies as “Smart Devices” had “net sales of approximately €1.2 billion, with total volumes of 6.6 million units of which 4.4 million units were Nokia Lumia smartphones.” (The rest of those Smart Device sales were 2.2 million Symbian smartphones.)The Lumia sales are not only some good news for Nokia, but also for Microsoft, whose Windows Phone operating system powers the Lumia devices.In the next line of Nokia’s press release, though, the company apparently wants to lump sales of its Asha product line into the smartphone sales category as well.“Total smartphone volumes of 15.9 million units composed of 9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones, 4.4 million Lumia smartphones and 2.2 million Symbian smartphones,” the release states.When Is A Smartphone Not A Smartphone?That’s a curious bit of wording, since Asha phones are classified in the industry as feature phones – the low-cost, small screen devices that still dominates mobile phone sales. Nokia appears to be taking the position that since the Asha phones, which run Nokia’s S40 operating system, can fall into the smartphone category by virtue of the fact the phones include some apps, such as apps for Twitter and Facebook.Nokia has positioned Asha line as a low-cost alternative to Android phones in developing markets within Asia and Latin America. The Asha 311, for example, retails for about $130 globally, right in the $100-$150 Android phone retail price ballpark, while the Asha 205 and 206 models.But despite its positioning, the Asha has always been classified as a feature phone within the industry, and even Nokia hedges its boasting a bit by making sure to include Asha sales numbers within it broader Mobile Phone sales category. If media outlets report the “15.9 million smartphone units sold” number, though, it’s doubtful Nokia’s PR department is going to put out a lot of effort to correct them, especially since that number more than doubles the sales figures of what the rest of the sector actually calls smartphones.Turnaround Special?Still, Nokia’s sales are a nice turn-around for the company, which has been suffering from declining sales for quite some time, even after the company chose to forego its established Symbian platform and the fledgling MeeGo operating system for the promise of a Windows Phone utopia in a Nokia-Microsoft partnership back in 2011.But, just to put these numbers into perspective, in the same quarter of 2012, South Korean competitor Samsung sold 63 million smartphones alone, which is nearly three-quarters of the amount of total units Nokia sold. Matching up smartphone to smartphone sales, Samsung sold as many smartphones in ten days as Nokia did in the entire quarter.Worse, Nokia itself isn’t expecting this party to last. Today’s preliminary announcement noted expected downturns in the first quarter of 2013.“Seasonality and competitive environment are expected to have a negative impact on the first quarter 2013 underlying profitability for Devices & Services, compared to the fourth quarter 2012,” the company reported. “Seasonality” is code for “Christmas is over, kids.”And “competitive environment”? That may be code for “we’re still stuck selling these Windows Phones against Android and iOS”Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Nokia Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement brian proffitt Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Petron eyes 13th straight win

first_imgShow of unity in pep rally Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Petron guns for win No. 13 against a struggling Sta. Lucia Realty even as PLDT and United VC clash to get closer to a twice-to-beat bonus on Thursday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.There’s hardly any incentive for the Blaze Spikers in the 2 p.m. match against the Lady Realtors, but coach Shaq delos Santos said they’re not about to let their guards down.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “Everyone wants to beat us at this point, but we will use these remaining games to work on our game,” said Delos Santos.Petron is unbeaten so far and is already assured of a quarterfinal bonus. That’s not the case for PLDT and UVC, which will have to dispute the two remaining bonus spots with Cignal HD.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“PLDT is a hungry team,” said UVC coach Joshua Ylaya of the 12 noon game. —MARC ANTHONY REYES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoHiguain agent arrives in London for Chelsea talks

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Higuain agent arrives in London for Chelsea talksby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mooted transfer to Chelsea has taken another switch, with his agent having flown to London on Thursday morning.The Argentine is believed to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge by cutting short his current loan spell with AC Milan.Nicolas Higuain, the 31-year-old’s brother and agent, was in the English capital on Thursday in order to sound out Chelsea’s interest, according to the London Evening Standard.The deal is made complicated with three parties involved. AC Milan has an option to purchase Higuain for £32m at the end of the season, and Juventus would want Chelsea to adhere to the same deal.However, the Blues are not keen to spend a large sum of money of an ageing striker.Higuain thrived in his one season under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, when he scored 38 goals. last_img read more