Category Archives: Electronic records

Is any archives working with writers to preserve their social media content?

I’m posting this great question on behalf of Kirsty Lee, a student in the master’s program at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee. Does anyone know of an archives, special collection department or other … Continue reading

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Guest Post: CurateGear 2014

You never know what a tweet will lead to … one from Tanya Zanish-Belcher about her experience at CurateGear led to this great guest post by Tanya and two of her colleagues. I’m pleased to be able to share this … Continue reading

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“Now is what matters”: My first official appearance as an “agent provocateur” at the Canadian Archives Summit

I was very honored to have been invited to present as one a group of “Agents Provocateurs” at the Canadian Archives Summit last week. It was an exciting line-up of speakers, as you can see from the program. My remarks, … Continue reading

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“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

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“They don’t call it technology; they call it life.”

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

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How You Can Help Launch a Digital Preservation Q&A Site

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

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My Version of Trendswatch 2012: The Archives Edition

I just quickly looked over the inaugural issue of Trendswatch, a new annual report from the American Association of Museums’s Center for the Future of Museums. The inaugural issue of TrendsWatch—TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future—highlights seven … Continue reading

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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

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Reflections on “Archiving Social Media”

Last Friday I attended the “Archiving Social Media” meeting, organized by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) and the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. I won’t attempt to summarize the content of the discussions–you … Continue reading

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“Anthologize” tool released by “One Week, One Tool” program

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

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