Day: October 12, 2019

  • Correct Metadata is Hard: a Lesson from the Great 78 Project

    We have been digitizing about 8,000 78rpm record sides each month and now have 122,000 of them done. These have been posted on the net and over a million people have explored them. We have been digitizing, typing the information on the label, and linking to other information like discographies, databases, reviews and the like. Volunteers, users, […]

  • Media, Money & Elections: 2014 Philly Political Media Ad Watch

    Posted on October 15, 2014 by Roger Macdonald Philadelphia-region Political Media Ad Watch is a pilot project that allows citizens and journalists to go online to search every political message in the Philly television market, compare all the ads from a single sponsor (sample: Tom Wolf for Governor) —positive and negative—and trace back who is paying for those ads. She’s Dishonest!He’s in Bed with an Accused Mobster!This is […]