What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
Janine Delaney was one of the presenters at this year's NDF Conference, held last week at Te Papa.
One of the very first collections to be ingested into Recollect was the Revelle Jackson collection from Upper Hutt City Libraries.
You don’t tend to get those words together in the same string, but what’s exciting me about metadata at this point is the creative possibilities that it offers. For most of my time in archives & libraries, metadata seems to have been primarily about standards and those standards were primarily about interoperability. So metadata that works for computers... but what about metadata that works for people?
Some digital collections may be greatly enhanced by asking for contributions from your community - whether that is your member base, current and previous residents in your area, or others from your global audience who may be able to share content that is relevant.
When I first started planning the Recollect system I was tasked with checking out what was already out there: What systems are in place now, and what do they offer that we could take some inspiration from?
Facebook has changed the way we share our lives - we use it to store our photographs, note important dates, maintain and develop new relationships, support favourite businesses, and to collaborate with like-minded people in facebook groups. It's a fantastic tool, and it's free (assuming you don't mind the advertisements and 'spam' posts coming through your feed).
You may have heard the term 'graph database' and how they provide the magic behind facebook, Google, Twitter and seemingly everything else on the web today. What exactly is a graph database, and why should you be interested in them? Let me explain.
A discussion we’re often having is around content moderation, and which camp you fall into. Are you a guardian who requires all new data to be verified, approved, cleansed and signed off before it goes live? Or are you a libertarian who encourages open and free discussion in your data from a wide and diverse audience? Likely you are somewhere in the middle, happy to have content added, but with a veto on it to remove the chaff and retain the wheat. Let’s have a look at the various options and check out the pros and cons.
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