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Outen: Metadata

Setting The Stage by Anne J. Gilliand states that metadata is “data about data (1).” When I initially saw this claim I began to wonder, how do we know this “data” about another form of data is completely accurate? In … Continue reading

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Different Uses of Metadata

When reading this week’s articles regarding metadata, I was reminded of the time I first was introduced to the term. It was sometime last year, while watching “Citizenfour,” which  chronicles Edward Snowden’s final eight days in Hong Kong after leaking … Continue reading

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Blog Post #5

In Ed Folsom’s “Database as Genre: The Epic Transformation of Archives,” I was struck by, and questioning, the alternatives to a genre-based system, which emphasizes organization but can possibly force works into incongruent places. On the one hand, I see … Continue reading

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Metadata as a Map

You’re walking down the road. All you can see is blue-black asphalt with two lines of yellow painted down the middle, because you’re staring straight at the ground and nothing else. You’re bored out of your mind, not to mention … Continue reading

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Metametametametadata

Although daunting at first, I found myself engrossed in the readings this week because of how they forced me to view things structurally, from a macrocosmic level. In traditional school (American, public) we often spend the preponderance of our time … Continue reading

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Metadata: A Breakdown

One thing I’ve learned from a semester of college is there is a major difference between a “student” and an “academic”. Those who go the extra mile, take on the difficult task of constructing an impeccable resume, immerse themselves in … Continue reading

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Data and Whitman

Rigidity itself is not a destroyer of creativity. Rigidity enforced as guidelines of creativity destroy imaginativeness. There’s a not so subtle difference. Comparing databases to the writing of Walt Whitman in the reading Database as Genre: The Epic Transformation of … Continue reading

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The Info-Pros: Authors of the 21st Century

I was always confused by the attribution of authorship to translations of original works. I did not understand why the translator’s name was the prominent name on the covers of Grecian epics written by iconic poets. I thought, who cares … Continue reading

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Who’s That? Don’t Worry–Just Ask Facebook’s Metadata

It was November 1st, and I was hurriedly uploading to Facebook my photos from the Halloween party which I had attended the night before.  As usual, its facial recognition software correctly identified each friend, regardless of their Captain America suits … Continue reading

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Data, Data, Data Overload

Metadata and the database as a genre are both extremely confusing concepts that I had difficulty wrapping my head around.  I suppose because I had never considered the two despite subconsciously knowing what they are.  It’s fascinating how we slowly … Continue reading

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