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    • Curatorial Challenges of the Cassette Culture Revolution 

      Carlson, Scott (2015-06-11)
      Until just over a decade ago, the cassette tape was one of the most popular mediums for prerecorded music. In the West, it was the dominant format of the 1980s, until the shift to compact discs in the mid-1990s; in the developing world, cassettes clung to preeminence for another decade. Perhaps spurred by the resurgence of the phonograph record, ...
    • "Take it, You Can Have it": Grateful Dead Taping and the Idea of Open Access 

      Carlson, Scott (2014-11-12)
      Historians and commentators have long praised the Grateful Dead for their razor-sharp business acumen, especially the band’s audience taping policies. What started as way to stem the tide of bootlegs (while keeping a certain segment of the fan base happy) accidentally turned out to be an brilliant marketing tool, as well as a cornerstone of Deadhead ...
    • Using OpenRefine’s Reconciliation to Validate Local Authority Headings 

      Carlson, Scott; Seely, Amber (2017-12-01)
      In 2015, the Cataloging and Metadata Services department of Rice University’s Fondren Library developed a process to reconcile four years of authority headings against an internally developed thesaurus. With a goal of immediate cleanup as well as an ongoing maintenance procedure, staff developed a “hack” of OpenRefine’s normal Reconciliation function ...
    • What Does Your Data Need? 

      Carlson, Scott; Spiro, Lisa; Weimer, Kathy; Kipphut-Smith, Shannon (2015-09-25)
      What does research data need so that it can live on after the experiment is over? Challenges facing Rice researchers in successfully (and strategically) managing their research data include formulating an effective data management plan, cultivating the data with proper organization and description, and protecting it against future loss (or decay). ...
    • “When We’re Done with It, We Don’t Care What Happens to It” What Open Access Practitioners Can Learn from Deadheads 

      Kipphut-Smith, Shannon; Carlson, Scott; Smith, Kevin L.; Dickson, Katherine A. (2016)
      Historians and commentators have long praised the Grateful Dead for their razor-sharp business acumen, especially the band’s policy on audience taping. What started as way to stem the tide of bootlegs (while keeping a certain segment of the fan base happy) turned out to be a brilliant marketing tool, as well as a cornerstone of Deadhead culture. Our ...