A lifetime in the digital world

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

Have I got news for you

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

Things I Did Not Know About the Internet Archive

I started my new role at the Internet Archive earlier this week, joining the Web Group, an awesome team of passionate and talented new colleagues. I knew many things about the Internet Archive. This is where the idea of archiving the global web was born and the world's largest web archive resides. I have visited … Continue reading Things I Did Not Know About the Internet Archive