ON THE EXISTENCE OF DIGITAL OBJECTS

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On The Existence Of Digital Objects

Author : Yuk Hui
ISBN : 9781452949925
Genre : Social Science
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Digital objects, in their simplest form, are data. They are also a new kind of industrial object that pervades every aspect of our life today—as online videos, images, text files, e-mails, blog posts, Facebook events.Yet, despite their ubiquity, the nature of digital objects remains unclear. On the Existence of Digital Objects conducts a philosophical examination of digital objects and their organizing schema by creating a dialogue between Martin Heidegger and Gilbert Simondon, which Yuk Hui contextualizes within the history of computing. How can digital objects be understood according to individualization and individuation? Hui pursues this question through the history of ontology and the study of markup languages and Web ontologies; he investigates the existential structure of digital objects within their systems and milieux. With this relational approach toward digital objects and technical systems, the book addresses alienation, described by Simondon as the consequence of mistakenly viewing technics in opposition to culture. Interdisciplinary in philosophical and technical insights, with close readings of Husserl, Heidegger, and Simondon as well as the history of computing and the Web, Hui’s work develops an original, productive way of thinking about the data and metadata that increasingly define our world.
Category: Social Science

Information Access Through Search Engines And Digital Libraries

Author : Maristella Agosti
ISBN : 9783540751342
Genre : Computers
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The Information Management Systems group at the University of Padua has been a major contributor to information retrieval (IR) and digital libraries. The papers in this book include coverage of automated text categorizations, web link analysis algorithms, retrieval in multimedia digital libraries, and multilingual information retrieval. The text will appeal to institutions and companies working on search engines and information retrieval algorithms.
Category: Computers

Research And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries

Author : Andreas Rauber
ISBN : 9783540319313
Genre : Computers
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Since its inception in 1997,the EuropeanConferenceon Researchand Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) has come a long way, creating a strong interdisciplinarycommunityofresearchersandpractitionersinthe?eldofdigital libraries. We are proud to present the proceedings of ECDL 2005, the ninth conference in this series, which, following Pisa (1997), Heraklion (1998), Paris (1999), Lisbon (2000), Darmstadt (2001), Rome (2002), Trondheim (2003), and Bath (2004), took place on September 18–23, 2005 in Vienna, Austria. ECDL 2005 featured separate calls for paper and poster submissions, resu- ing in 130 full papers and 32 posters being submitted to the conference. All - pers were subject to a thorough peer-review process, with an 87-person-strong Program Committee and a further 68 additional reviewers from 35 countries from basically all continents sharing the tremendous review load, producing - tween three and four detailed reviews per paper. Based on these, as well as on the discussion that took place during a one-week on-line PC discussion phase, 41 papers were ?nally selected for inclusion in the conference program during a 1. 5 day PC meeting, resulting in an acceptance rate of only 32%. Furthermore, 17 paper submissions were accepted for poster presentations with an additional 13 posters being accepted based on a simpli?ed review process of 2–3 reviews per poster from the poster submission track. Both the full papers as well as extended abstracts of the posters presented at ECDL 2005 are provided in these proceedings.
Category: Computers

Blockchain Icbc 2019

Author : James Joshi
ISBN : 9783030234041
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Blockchain, ICBC 2019, held as part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, in San Diego, CA, USA, in June 2019. The 13 full papers and 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in blockchain technologies, platforms, solutions and business models such as new blockchain architecture, platform constructions, blockchain development and blockchain services technologies, as well as standards, and blockchain services innovation lifecycle including enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, business process integration and management.
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Investigative Study Of Standards For Digital Repositories And Related Services

Author : Muriel Foulonneau
ISBN : 9789053564127
Genre : DRIVER (Project : Europe)
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This study is meant for institutional repository managers, service providers, repository software developers and generally, all players taking an active part in the creation of the digital repository infrastructure for e-research and e-learning. It reviews the current standards, protocols and applications in the domain of digital repositories. Special attention is being paid to the interoperability of repositories to enhance the exchange of data in repositories. It aims to stimulate discussion about these topics and supports initiatives for the integration of and, where needed, development of new standards. The authors also take a look at the nearby future: which steps have to be taken now in order to comply with future demands?
Category: DRIVER (Project : Europe)

Authenticity In A Digital Environment

Author : Council on Library and Information Resources
ISBN : UOM:39015071445293
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Annual Review Of Information Science And Technology 2004

Author : Blaise Cronin
ISBN : 1573871850
Genre : Reference
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Contents for Volume 38:Science and Technology Studies and Information Studies, by Nancy A. Van HouseNew Theoretic Approaches for Human-Computer Interaction, by Yvonne RogersCommunity and Electronic Community, by David Ellis, Rachel Oldridge, and Ana VasconcelosLatent Semantic Analysis, by Susan T. DumaisThe Use of Web Search Engines in Information Science Research, by Judit Bar-IlanWeb Mining: Machine Learning for Web Applications, by Hsinchun Chen and Michael ChauData Mining in Health and Medical Information, by Peter A. BathIndexing, Browsing, and Searching of Digital Video, by Alan F. SmeatonICT's and Political Life, by Alice Robbin, Christina Courtright, and Leah DavisLegal Aspects of the Web, by Alexandre Lopez Borrull and Charles OppenheimPreservation of Digital Objectives, by Patricia GallowayThe Internet and Unrefereed Scholarly Publishing, by Rob Kling
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Critical Digital Studies

Author : Arthur Kroker
ISBN : 9781442666719
Genre : Social Science
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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.
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Using Open Source Systems For Digital Libraries

Author : Art Rhyno
ISBN : 159158065X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides a starting point for key technologies and the associated tools that make them usable.
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On The Mode Of Existence Of Technical Objects

Author : Gilbert Simondon
ISBN : 1937561038
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Few thinkers have been as influential upon current discussions and theoretical practices in the age of media archaeology, philosophy of technology, and digital humanities as the French thinker Gilbert Simondon. Simondon's prolific intellectual curiosity led his philosophical and scientific reflections to traverse a variety of areas of research, including philosophy, psychology, the beginnings of cybernetics, and the foundations of religion. For Simondon, the human/machine distinction is perhaps not a simple dichotomy. There is much we can learn from our technical objects, and while it has been said that humans have an alienating rapport with technical objects, Simondon takes up the task of a true thinker who sees the potential for humanity to uncover life-affirming modes of technical objects whereby we can discover potentiality for novel, healthful, and dis-alienating rapports with them. For Simondon, by way of studying its genesis, one must grant to the technical object the same ontological status as that of the aesthetic object or even a living being. His work thus opens up exciting new entry points into studying the human's rapport with its continually changing technical reality. This first complete English-language translation of Gilbert Simondon's groundbreaking and influential work finally presents to Anglophone readers one of the pinnacle works of France's most unique thinkers of technics.
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