Digital humanities Specialist

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) was founded in October 2015. It has a regional focus encompassing Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma.
The network’s vision is to provide professional development, networking and collaborating opportunities for professionals involved or interested in digital asset management.
The network is open to all professionals from all backgrounds, including programmers, system administrators, librarians, digital humanities specialists and cultural heritage professionals.
To serve the regional focus as the leading educational and networking resource for professionals involved with or interested in digital asset management, as a mission, CPN-DAM has too an open and active community at Google+ that may be of your interest when stumbling.

Why? Simple. You may be a digital humanities specialist with a will to learn about preservation and classification of cultural heritage, read case studies of incorporating linked data controlled vocabularies in existing systems, know about case studies of linked data implementations, or case studies of using schema.org -- or Bibframe a conversion programs that apply the Library of Congress conversion specifications -- if you or your company are located to provide structured data on the Web.

Personal and public interests that may benefit from the advantages, case studies and practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management. All of them applied to design, business intelligence or business information, to name a few special cultural or technical profiles.

if you figure,as I do, that data is an asset, and management is a must, or if you wonder What is a digital project for businesses/corporations? , How are completed digital projects being marketed to increase traffic to them? there is a welcome hosts and attendants to its Practicing Digital Asset Management: Present and Future (2017)

A one, two-day conference this yours truly was kindly invited last year. A place where, as a professional of all backgrounds, I am kindly invited to attend this year's virtul conference.

 Moreover, this post is not sponsored, dude, there was just the noble intention to share my virtual location next on November 7th, 2017.

It seems that fortunately, Britons are welcome, too. Yum!.

Original Software

The Facebook has announced that it will release its popular open source React, Jest, Flow and Immutable.js projects under the MIT license, abandoning the Facebook BSD+Patents license for those projects.

Facebook re-licensing React.js is good news for all you, WordPress developers.

From my point of view, there is an understanding and couple of reasonable facts about the arguments and reasons why a company like Facebook, would still preserve its right on its own property, opening the code to third parties, which is still misunderstood as being open-sourced.

First, we all know what open-source means you take something from the community or from the earth (like water or wind) and you make use of it for your purposes. No reader of this blog, invented the first computer device, I guess. Open source enables a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process.

Secondly, you distribute the source code you have developed, through the proper powered distribution channels provided by the community such as repositories: distribution through embedded models in the same application< and third parties can and should inspect it and review it, with the proper tool. We do all agree with the transparency ethical attribute when working in code.

After investing you time, licensing the code, there is the notated open-sourced obligation to allow modifications and derived works, to must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.

Here comes trouble.

Derived works means giving free drinks around to your competitors, face it before you full your mouth with kind words. No one can assure quality in derived works. And quality is the essence of well-written software.

In the case your code is the root upon your company stands up  -- and some companies, like Facebook, have been building, writing and even litigating for code reasons unnecessarily, over the last decade -- licensing under heavy manners may be negative for you and all your team. Your society does not fill well into the open society and its enemies.
Negativeness solely based on the vision and added value you company holds. Do not misunderstood me, please. This is nothing against public wealth, but against the vision some mates like that Proudhon has on private property. A devastating vision product of a lunatic visionary who wrote in french language. And this vision impregnates the idea of open-source.

Interfaces, communication or integration, are built in our era mostly using CMS tools, no matter if they are open nor closed, neither free ( the last in the list is the term you wrongly associate with source).

For this purpose, the move The Facebook has done changing its license terms is good for the community. it means some other methods of revenue have to be found. and means that your social platform, maybe, just maybe, one day will no longer be free of use in terms of subscription.
React a Javascript library to build interfaces, now is open source.
Immutable, a functional tool, intended for functional programming, is also free of use, under the Apache License terms.
Community, it's time to work to make better these tools. No bugs, please.
because of it is my guess, most of these tools (libraries) were built having in mind processes The Facebook offers to its clients: voting, ad insertion, and other feauterettes, your business model may not need at all.
Widgets oriented to business of which your neutral and open code may not benefit from. Because of code is built and written with a single purpose in mind. As when using a tool you won-t be using the SQL language to write templates for webpages, nor Javscript with the single purpose to validate forms in the client side.

Addenda

Even the infamous K. Marx showed a little respect and consideration for private property, and oriented aspects, if property does not means alienation. This is , your code belongs to me , so you are at my disposal. Shutting down platforms has been a normal activity in the last decade. No one writes code using the libraries provided by Nokia, Blackberry, either Opera Mini. Time spent with no profit returned. Freedom of trade, of a choice, presupposes property rights. Being materialists or Aristotelian if you rather prefer it, every man and woman is responsible of its own property, body and soul, which we all know it come inherited from our ancestors.
Now it is certainly easy to say to the single individual what Aristotle has already said: You have been begotten by your father and your mother; therefore in you the mating of two human beings – a species-act of human beings – has produced the human being.
You, your choice, your code is your child. Being you in the community  the ancestors won-t like you to fall down.

Custom Built

Readers may have noticed I have not paid very much attention to the brand new gadgets Apple Inc has provide us after a year of hard work. Not a single written line about the event. Which is unusual in this, yours truly, writer

Reasons for this, on purpose oblivion, may be due to focus and efforts on different interests, at a level of personal professional interests speaking, over last months. Professional interests which differ from that ones animojis represents. Bureaucratic stuff besides all, too.

So here below, a few words.

Animojis do not represent a solid and conceivable reason to get a new phone. not even a big screen. I am not interested in screens neither sizes anymore. They are outdated. Too much nineties concept.

Straight now, I do not even wear an Apple Watch, even I love the idea and the design behind the device, and the code and software served. I still keep and wear a simple, silver stained pocket watch. Looking further to the timeline of life, sure I will get one, but not right now. Wearables will be, one day or another In a forthcoming near future, outdated by the power of IoT. Like CD Players. Still a nice approach.

However, due to some professionals activities of mine in the past, I would like to express some impressions of mine on the matter -- yes, it's not cool anymore to make a grammatical use the first pronoun person narrative in written blogs anymore. Sadly I am a first person re-teller -- and my perception in  the use of Apple's products

I was having a look at the show, once was published worldwide for the common people. The rest of us. There was a curiosity floating, not for  precise reason, but because of an article written by a once famous Apple devoted persona, who I personally know and from whom I have a lot of professional respect, that caught my attention. He is on advising and art direction these days. Years ago he was one of the coolest minds in design and web programming. And art direction is quite related to Apple more than anyother tech company. The rebel ones.

For this, I visioned the show, much more glamorous than other from competitors, and my impressions were a little poor. Except if you re a n investor and except for one thing:  he thing is that one can not agree more on the best momentum of the show, than the one John Gruber describes to us in his blog, which reads as follows:
Craig Federighi, demonstrating the new animoji feature by turning his face into an animated pile of poo: “If you were wondering what humanity would do when given access to the most advanced facial animation, now you know.”
This is the sign of times, and Apple is on the road. Do not blame on Apple for not being ahead of our needs, except if you get paid to writ such a things. It’ a simple question of humanity behaviour.
It is my personal impression, after visiting the show, Apple still cares about humans, not focusing on buyers, respecting them, and what's more important, not degrading our condition of human beings calling us "audience". Which is
pretty good.

But not, for the same reason I do not wear an Android phone, I am not buying a new gadget from Apple. You should, but to me, it's not the right option by now.

You should, but to me, it’s not the right option for my needs, by now. Except for the reason to test and work with the most advanced facial animation technology we ever have known, I find it missing  — and in this I also agree with Mr. Gruber —  , that little perfection for details that is hidden in every perfect work, beyond its natural updates.

But because of you are human, you should not give the back to the new Apple’s innovative products. They are pretty custom built to your needs, to what humanity would do.
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