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Power Query and SSRS Metadata

If you have ever tried to parse XML using SSIS and/or SQL Server, and found it to be a little tedious, then you may want to try using ‘Power Query’ for your XML parsing. 492 more words

SQL Server

The Internet of Things: what does it mean for libraries? (and not forgetting Linked Data and the Semantic Web!)

The other day, I bought a new electric toothbrush. I looked online at the various types available and found a toothbrush with a bluetooth connection to an app on a smartphone, so I could record how often and how well I brush my teeth!* 614 more words


Classical metadata: the artists issue

Classical music is one of the genre which has been put aside from the global evolution of streaming music online.

Streaming music started of mainstream music, where each ‘song’ has one… 576 more words

Non Classé

MOMA Releases Huge Amount of Collection Data Under CC0

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has released a huge amount of collection data to the general public. Under Creative Commons Zero.

“This data release includes all of the works that have been both accessioned into MoMA’s collection and cataloged in our database. 31 more words

New Resources

Walters Art Museum releases all metadata & images CC0

This blog is cross-posted on the OpenGLAM blog.

In 2012, the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, became one of the first American cultural institutions to adopt an open license model for their digitized collections. 354 more words


What on Earth are coordinate systems and which one should I use? Part 2/3. Choosing the right coordinate system.

Here I’ve made a collection of common problems I’ve found with data sets, projections and coordinate systems on my spatial data journey. I suggest some ways to solve them. 855 more words


Anomaly Detection: The Mathematization of the Abnormal in the Metadata Society

Canonical example of apophenia: a ‘human face’ recognized on the surface of Mars (photo: NASA, 25 July 25, 1976, Wikipedia Commons)


In a book from 1890 the French sociologist and criminologist Gabriel Tarde was already recording the rise of information surplus and envisioning a bright future for the discipline of statistics as the new eye of mass media (that is as a new computational or algorithmic eye,we would say today). 582 more words