thelifeguardlibrarian:

libraryjournal:

Last week, I asked LJ Tumblr readers to answer a short survey. Here’s the first set of data from those question! Check out where Tumblarians are reading LJ across the globe and the country over at Google Maps. (Be warned, there were so many responses that locations are split up over two pages.)

Now imagine if you all tagged your posts #tumblarians and we could hang out ALL THE TIME no matter where we live.

Really cool to see where people are!

“It is easier to get Ptolomy’s maps from 15th century than it is to get a map 10 years old.”
You would have thought that “born digital” data would be better preserved, but the answer is no. Archiving isn’t just backups, it’s far more than that. If effort isn’t made at the time to archive the results, we have and will lose that data. The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future - Spellbound Blog
I would encourage you to follow the followup links at the bottom of this one. A fascinating look into things.

bigweek:

(via Where The Buffalo Roamed – How Far Can You Get From McDonald’s?)

I would encourage you to follow the followup links at the bottom of this one. A fascinating look into things.

bigweek:

(via Where The Buffalo Roamed – How Far Can You Get From McDonald’s?)