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Neulich im Feedreader (Teil X): #bibtag14 Vorbereitung, Raspberry Pis und die Anderen auf Twitter sind anders

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Yeah, das erste kleine Jubiläum dieser bezaubernden Rubrik.. 😉

Loughborough University’s Library Systems Team investigated two potential uses for Raspberry Pis. The first use to be identified for investigation was using the Raspberry Pi as a replacement for the existing OPAC hardware. While it met a majority of the requirements there were issues with the responsiveness to user input at certain times. The second use for Raspberry Pis investigated was to provide a number of digital signs to display details about resource bookings and the availability of PCs in IT labs around campus. The Raspberry Pi demonstrated that it was ideally suited to this task.

A couple things about this project strike me as imminently brilliant. (Certainly brilliant enough to merit more than 281 followers, the account’s current and inexplicably modest following). First off, it’s a good, accessible demonstration of what the DPLA does best: (1) Collect and surface diverse, otherwise-siloed historical materials from libraries, museums and universities around the country, and (2) Make those records available to programmers, academics and the general public. Second, it’s hilarious. Look at these cheerful cats!

That actually makes Historical Cats a good metaphor for DPLA in general, since the project’s goal is to merge old-school library, museum and archive holdings with digital sensibilities.

  • GrepTweet
    Schönes kleines Tool um Tweets zu durchsuchen und selektiv zu exportieren
  • Random Tweet
    zeigt einfach eine zufällige Twitter-Nachricht an (gibt es auch für Bücher). Mir gefällt ja die Begründung der Entwicklerin:

We often think that people use social networks the same way that we use social networks. This is intended as a live demo that most people on twitter are not like you.



Written by Peter

Mai 17, 2014 at 10:13 am