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What is Blockchain Technology?

Have you heard the term blockchain and wondered what it meant? It’s a brilliant concept when explained properly, and Stephen Sawyer of Narritiv (an innovation lab created by Access Copyright) explained it properly, in a recent Special Libraries Association (SLA) Toronto Chapter seminar on “Blockchain Technology & Smart Contracts.” Stephen began by discussing Bitcoin, the first …

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From the British Library on Flickr: Poems of Charles, Duke of Orleans - caption: 'The Tower of London' (c. 1500)

Exploring Digital Collections About London

Starting to explore an amazing digital collection is like falling into a black hole. Or a time warp. In a good way. This month I’m taking an online professional development class on managing special image collections and starting digitization programs. In the first week, we examined the user interfaces of various digital collections. Searching for …

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Baedeker’s London and Its Environs, 1908

London in an Edwardian Guidebook

Step back in time 110 years. You’re visiting London, England, in 1908, maybe for the first time. You want to know everything. Luckily you have a guidebook with you. Beyond the opening hours of the British Museum and the location of Sir Christopher Wren’s tombstone in St. Paul’s Cathedral, what is your guidebook telling you …

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GLAM2018 Summit

Top Tweets from GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Summit 2018

In frigid Toronto, on January 30, 2018, a beautifully organized Summit for Canadian Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) was hosted by Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museums Association, and the Ottawa Declaration Working Group. I was thrilled to attend, representing The Ontario Historical Society. It was an extraordinary event, filled with insights from top …

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