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  • Keith Alexander,NSA Director
    The NSA and the problem of poor PR
    Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the National Security Administration, NSA, spoke via teleconference at the TED conference in Vancouver today, reports Forbes.He spoke out about ‘Privacy' noting that ‘PR’ the latter,...
  • NRA files ‘Friend of the Court Brief’ in appeal of NSA spying case
    NRA files ‘Friend of the Court Brief’ in appeal of NSA spying case
    On Friday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced through media communications that it has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concerning the National Security Agency (NSA) spying case.The NRA said...
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    Drone App Tracks US Missile Strikes Worldwide
    After two years and multiple attempts, Apple finally approved “Metadata+” an app that provides real-time drone strike information to smart phones.The architect, Josh Begley, thought the concept of providing real-time drone strike data...
  • last American dissident
    Metadata and public expectations
    Westerners pay attention to Snowden’s dissidence because the west has a tradition of paying attention to hagiography of heroes and tyrants, but the uproar over metadata collection is poorly understood in terms of constitutional law,...
  • Malte Spitz
    Societal Health: Why this German calls Edward Snowden's revelations 'important'
    In a New York Times piece dated June 29, Malte Spitz, a member of the German Green Party’s executive committee and a candidate for the Bundestag in the September national election, wrote about why Germans used to love Barack Obama but now...
  • Facebook hashtags rolling out soon
    Facebook hashtags rolling out soon
    Facebook hashtags are rolling out soon. According to many they are not working yet. In a CNN report on June 13, 2013, hashtags are only available for a few."Support for the all-but-ubiquitous topic organization system was rumored in March and...
  • How to Organize Your Music Collection: Part 2 - Cleaning Up Messy Audio Tags
    How to Organize Your Music Collection: Part 2 - Cleaning Up Messy Audio Tags
    In my previous article about spring cleaning your music collection, I told you how to find and get rid of duplicate audio files. In this article I'm going to tell you how to clean up the data tags to those files. Keep in mind this can be a...
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    Paper Review Web Resource Management and [the] Semantic Web / by Gordon Dunsire.
    Link to paper: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/dxml/handle/1944/1605Dunsire is a library consultantbased out of Edinburgh, Scotland. The paper here was presented at the CALIBER 2011 conference in Goa, India. CALIBER stands for Convention on...
  • MARC Record Prototype
    A Prototype for a Next-Generation MARC Record
    In the MARC record illustrated here, I have replaced as much of the text as possible with uniform resource identifiers. One of the failings of the people trying to get us to move away from MARC is that they don't seem to understand that new...
  • GeoPic II
    GeoPic II offers GPS tagging without the headaches
    Anyone who takes a lot of travel type photos is always happy to have geo-tagging done so they can tell exactly where a photo was taken. After a seven-day cruise, those ocean shots all look the same and who knows whether you were in the Caribbean...
  • LITA
    Survey of library technologists finds the MARC standard the most important
    According to the "LITA Standards Task Force White Paper," the most important standard for library technology workers is the MARC / MARCXML standard. This finding comes from a survey distributed to the Library Information Technology...
  • The miagkii znak and the tverdyi znak
    Mind Your Miagkii Znak and Your Tverdyi Znak
    The miagkii znak (ʹ) and the tverdyi znak (ʺ) are symbols used to indicate minutes and seconds in some metadata content standards, and especially in geospatial metadata content standards.These symbols cause problems because they have funny names ...
  • PDF
    Adobe PDF Documents and Metadata
    Many PDF documents contain ride-along metadata. Usually, this metadata is encoded when the document is created. Some of the metadata is compiled automatically, but there is also the option of adding human-encoded metadata to PDF documents. You can...
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    A Wiki-Like Approach to Metadata Editing
    We are seeing a big change in how shared metadata is edited and enhanced. In the past, metadata was created at the “full” level, or at some level less than full, often called minimal level. These minimal level records conformed to...
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    Is Linked Data Metadata?
    The answer, I think, is sometimes. To better answer the question, we need to define our terms. Metadata is (pardon the hackneyed [but useful] definition) data about data. Linked data is data that links to a page that describes an entity, or it is...