http://dpconline.org/blog/idpd/dam-and-lam-towards-convergence. This is a blog post written for the International Digital Preservation Day, organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition.
Since starting my new job at Notre Dame in September 2016, I've spent most of the time talking to people, with the goal to gain an understanding of the current state of digital assets management at the University. My job is to coordinate and develop a campus-wide strategy, and to oversee its implementation. By the … Continue reading It’s not just a word
I was first told about the Marie Augusta Neal Papers by a colleague at the University Archives, which were donated to the University of Notre Dame in 1996. The finding aid shows the comprehensiveness and the scale of the collection. The one significant piece of work that underpins Sister Neal's scholarly activity, however, is the … Continue reading A lifetime in the digital world
This is a piece of major frustration in my work life right now and it has to do with the role of Archives. It all started with the old intranet, when it was retired and taken off-line, questions have been asked by my colleagues in the IT department about what we should do with the … Continue reading The role of archives
We used to cut articles of interest from newspapers and magazines. Some people still do but much of this activity has now moved online. Newspapers and clippings have been digitised and made available on the web. Newspapers.com, containing 4,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, is an example. Clippings from these papers seem crowd-sourced. Registered users create … Continue reading Have I got news for you
My last post was added a year ago. When thoughts, often reflecting quick and imperfect thinking, could be seen as representing the institution you work for, it is hard to keep up the writing. I still think this is my personal space, where I should be relatively free to say what I'd like to say … Continue reading Thoughts at the end 2016
As part of my orientation at the Internet Archive, I was given a list of activities as the “Welcome Treasure Hunt”, intended to help new staff learn about the organisation by completing hands-on tasks. One of them was to create a test Archive-It collection. Archive-It is the web archiving service offered by the Internet Archive … Continue reading Collecting PDFs