Archipelago is an open source repository system developed by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Conceived 2 years ago as a response to our communities’ need (New York State) to lower the technological barriers of using and maintaining such systems and our experience maintaining and developing other open source repositories, Archipelago has come a long way, from a simple idea to many successful implementations. A long planning process turned into a formal road map guided the development of a novel paradigm, coded for, and supported by, a diverse and caring community. This presentation is about multi sided Openness, a tale of rethinking our historical notions of what domain driven systems are, of stepping back, of giving users the tools for building on their own practices, of removing ourselves (developers) from imposing preconceived shapes data and media should have. In an evolving and constantly shifting domain, we provide means that support local, identity driven workflows, enabling exploration and iterative actions leading to making knowledge open, for human and machine consumption. It's also a story that started during OR2018 and so we feel it’s fair it's told 3 years after in the same place.
View of the bridge of Senju crossing the Sumida River, with mountains in the background.
Caption label from exhibit "Floating World," Major Genres Landscapes section: The Great Bridge at Senju. This view by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) shows the great bridge of Senju crossing the Arakawa River. The Senju Bridge was built in 1594 and stood for nearly 300 years until it was washed away in the great flood of 1885. Mount Buk ̥(4,383 feet) is also depicted. The superb printing of the wood grain and the crisp detail attests that this image is an early edition. Notably, the wood grain creates a rhythmic pattern in the water, adding a rich texture to its surface.
Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
Canto General is Pablo Neruda's tenth book of poems. It was first published in Mexico in 1950, by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación. Neruda began to compose it in 1938.
"Canto General" ("General Song") consists of 15 sections, 231 poems, and more than 15,000 lines. This work attempts to be a history or encyclopedia of the entire American Western Hemisphere, or New World, from a Hispanic American perspective.