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Friends, colleagues, researchers, and anyone else who this post can reach, I am here to forward to you a challenge. We often say that one of the most important reasons we preserve archives is for the stories they tell about … Continue reading
If you want to talk about Carolyn Steedman’s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History you’re still welcome to come on over to the Archivists Reading Together blog and join in. And if you weren’t able to read Steedman but want to think … Continue reading
On Monday, the Archivists Reading Together book group will begin discussing Dust: The Archive and Cultural History by Carolyn Steedman. If you’d like to participate or just follow along, visit the book group website: archivistsreading.wordpress.com/. Looking forward to another lively discussion, and I’ll … Continue reading
“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
If you’re interested in motivating yourself to do a bit more reading in 2013 I hope you’ll consider joining in at the new archives book group blog, Archivists Reading Together. There are a lot of great suggestions for readings shared … Continue reading
This afternoon’s outbreak of Twitter humor was inspired by the #OverlyHonestHistorians hashtag, which included such gems as: “This was the most interesting topic I could find in an archive within driving distance.” I once stunned a graduate seminar by converting … Continue reading
Earlier this year I decided I would give my family a book for Christmas, which meant I would have to create it myself. My friends on Facebook have had updates on this saga, but I thought I’d write a summary … Continue reading
Yesterday on Facebook I was reminded of the wonderful “Adopt a Cylinder Program” sponsored by the Cylinder Digitization and Preservation Project at the Department of Special Collections, U.C. Santa Barbara. It gives you an opportunity to browse the list of early … Continue reading