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YLibrary? Embracing Open Data: The Library’s Role as Digital Curator by Rachel Cobcroft

Digital Curation

In May 2011, Europe faced a significant health crisis: a deadly outbreak of the bacteria E.coli had emerged from an unknown food source, affecting 4000 people, and killing 53. Researchers turned to the broader scientific community for help: releasing details of the sequenced bacterial genome via Twitter[i] and sharing publicly accessible sequence data via the … Read more

YLibrary will be different

Interior view of Stockholm Public Library

As the Internet continues to cause mayhem for the publishing industries, it appears reasonable that libraries would be all but forgotten by people who can access the information and literature that they want with a computer. However studies indicate that 67% of tech-savvy 16 to 29 year olds are using libraries regularly. Although not borrowing … Read more