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  • Jeff Walloch 7:36 pm on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Setting up your own social network 

    Here are some links to modules to set Drupal up as a social network –

    And here are some other open source software to create a social network:

    Dolphin by Boonex


  • Alana 6:54 pm on March 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Glifos and Artist Documentation Program 

    As I mentioned in class last night, the Artist Documentation Program uses oral history videos to document the conservation issues of artworks by recording a dialogue/inquiry between artists and conservationists. What is striking about this project is the interactivity of how these videos are displayed, annotated, and shared using a social media toolset created by Glifos:

    “The GLIFOS – social media toolset automates the production, cataloguing, digital preservation, access, and sharing of rich-media over diverse presentation devices (PCs, PDAs, smart phones), data transport platforms (Web, streaming media, CDs, DVDs), and operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux). Moreover, the use of an XML-based open specification, which is technology-, platform- and format-independent, guarantees content portability to platforms that will arise in the future (digital preservation).

    Rich-media content integrates video, text, and images to such an extent that it transmits the richness of video (a manufacturing process, a doctor’s bedside manner, the passion of a lecturer) without losing the functionality of a book: finding a word, studying a diagram in detail, making annotations, bookmarking specific sections, and extracting references. gmPlayer synchronizes video and audio content with an unlimited number of tables of content, transcripts in one or more languages, references, slides, and student notes via the gmNotes functionality.”

    This appears to be a powerful, multi-faceted toolset, and I am curious to see if might be something that could be realistic for COAHSI. Glifos also has a suite of more library/OPAC-like tools that are worth checking out.

  • Meredith Wisner 6:25 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Archiving Social Networks 

    Marc Smith, Sociologist from the Social Media Research Foundation, spoke at this year’s Personal Digital Archiving conference about software they have developed to archive social networks in social media. Node XL is open source, and as such enables anyone to study and archive the social networks that exist in sites like Facebook and Twitter. The software generates graphs that illustrate the relationships between people surrounding the common comments they make. It’s difficult for me to describe, but it is pretty cool, especially if you are interested in sociological research using social media.


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