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Category Archives: Technology for archives
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
This post was inspired by an exchange on Twitter last week which followed up on a tweet regarding something said at #rbms12 (that’s this year’s meeting of ACRL’s Rare Book and Manuscripts Section). A conference attendee summarized a speaker as … Continue reading
This week I’ve been participating as a guest in Kim Anderson’s online course, “Archival Outreach: Programs and Services,” offered through the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The class has been using A Different Kind of Web as … 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
A new tool some archives might want to take a look at–Recollection: “a free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections.” The Recollection project is sponsored by … Continue reading
The lovely people who sponsored the Ignite Smithsonian event have now made it possible to view most of the individual talks, including of course, mine, which I wrote about in the previous post. It’s impossible for me to pick out … 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
As was posted yesterday on the AT site: On behalf of the Archivistâ€™s Toolkit and Archon projects, we wish to announce several activities related to the proposed development of a next-generation archival management tool. These activities will be undertaken this … Continue reading