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Category Archives: Electronic records
“collecting visual examples of digital preservation challenges, failed renderings, encoding damage, corrupt data, and visual evidence documenting #FAILs of any stripe”
I saw a link to this via NDIIPP on Facebook and thought it was brilliant. A Flickr Group: The Atlas of Digital Damages: Prompted by a blog post by Barbara Sierman, this space is a staging area for collecting visual examples … Continue reading
Social media and digital technology is no longer news; it’s part of the way we live our lives, how we communicate, how business is conducted. Kids use technology to learn in school, to get their entertainment, to compete in the … Continue reading
I’ve been asked to pass along this information to help get more archivists involved in this effort to launch a digital preservation Q&A site. If you want to learn more, please read this informative blog post from Trevor Owens: http://www.trevorowens.org/2012/04/how-you-can-help-launch-a-digital-preservation-qa-site/ The … Continue reading
Video available from Emory University: “Salman Rushdie Discusses Creativity and Digital Scholarship with Erika Farr ” (and also his archives)
Last Friday I learned on Twitter that Salman Rushdie was about to speak at Emory about the donation of his personal papers to the university archives. And due to the energetic livetweeting of Roger Whitson (@rogerwhitson) and Brian Croxall (@briancroxall) … Continue reading
I’m scrambling like mad to finish up several things before leaving for SAA and so don’t have time to do justice to the release of the Anthologize tool. Essentially, it’s a tool that lets you turn a blog into a … Continue reading
Tracking all the responses to the LOC’s acquisition of everyone’s (public) tweets would take more time than I have, so here are just some of the highlights: First and foremost, the two new blogs at the National Archives have enabled … Continue reading
If you can make it to Chapel Hill in January, you might want to attend this symposium, co-sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and the School of Information and Library Science (and the price is right–only $45). I … Continue reading
Everyone has probably already seen the news that the lawsuit brought by the National Security Archive (NSA) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) against the Executive Office of the President (and NARA too, I believe) over the … Continue reading