ISIS TechTuesdays Talk for January 23
ibiblio.org is the Public's Library and Digital Archive
"We help people who want to share information freely and legally"
"We are now enjoying our 15th year of service to the Net."
What I said in 1992
Archives look for interesting collections; we look for interesting people creating interesting collections in interesting ways. We collect the collectors and empower them.
What I said in 2001
Open (source)ing the doors for contributor-run digital libraries Communications of the ACM. Volume 44, Issue 5 (May 2001). Pages: 45 - 46.
By adopting not only the open-source tools, but also the open-source philosophy encouraging community interaction and contributor involvement, digital libraries can open new horizons to new communities as well as greatly improve traditional services.
- Degree Confluence Project - covering the earth
- Linux Documentation Project - Free documentation in every language
- Groklaw - Law and Technology from a FreeSoftware point of view
- eTree - legal music trading of live concerts
Some Selected Archives
- Folkstreams.net - A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures
- Open Video Project - A shared digital video collection
- Project Gutenberg - the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks)
- Roger McGuinn's Folk Den - over 10 years of music in the folk tradition
Four Big Ideas
Power of Contributors
- Red Hat Linux
- FYI - ibiblio.org receives about 4 requests for hosting a week.
Good for Contributors, Tough for Archives
- Wikis - good versioning, multi-author, often database driven
- Blogs - good archiving, poor versioning, comments (and articles) multi-author, often database driven
- BBoards, Forums, etc - okay archiving, poor if any versioning, always multi-author, always database driven
Lyceum -- the Open Source Blogsphere
Gotta Talk about Tagging
What happened with ranking?
What new materials?
- Databases - how to preserve?
Bad for All?
- Spam - should it be archived?
- Exploits - can they been removed effectively?
- Who maintains the archives?
- Should sensitive information be edited or removed from the archive?