Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Storify and copyright; Wayback and big data bias

A couple of items I just happened across:

1) Leetaru, K. (2015, November 16). How much of the internet does the wayback machine really archive? Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2015/11/16/how-much-of-the-internet-does-the-wayback-machine-really-archive/
Results of a study of the number of web pages archived from sites by that useful (but, it turns out, in some ways, arbitrary) site, the Internet Archive. A sound bite that sprang out at me was
"the “big data” era is unfortunately being increasingly defined by headline-grabbing results computed from datasets being plucked off the shelf with little attempt to understand their inner biases."

2) Watson, I. (2015, November 13). Storify, embedded images and copyright. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/storify-embedded-images-copyright-ian-watson
A short post on Linked-In, but raising the issue of copyright of images on Storify, with the cautionary tale of the Tron Theartre in Glasgow. Ian (currently a knowledge manager) used to manage a newspaper library, and has expertise in this area.
Photo by Sheila Webber: a pleasant coffee, chocolates and a glass of Vana Tallinn, in Tallinn, October 2015

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