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Some Concepts from FutureLib

Paul Jervis Heath
December 10, 2014

Some Concepts from FutureLib

I presented to the Faculty and Department Librarians about some of the work Modern Human have been doing on FutureLib and some of the concepts that we've generated with their project team. Here's the presentation deck for people who like slides with no context, and I've also posted a blog article on the Project Blog with more explanation of the concepts and rationale. You can find that at: https://futurelib.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/meeting-the-fdl/

Paul Jervis Heath

December 10, 2014

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