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News article: New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacies

An article in The Wall Street Journal reports on a new free software called ePADD that has been developed to assist archivists in managing writers’ emails. 292 more words


A remarkably consistent day

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Llangollen.  Since some readers enjoyed his picture of the train arriving yesterday, I thought that I would add this one of the train departing today. 550 more words


A light snooze

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who took this picture of the Thames on her way to the National Film Theatre.

After the excitements of going to Edinburgh one day and touring the country the next for me, and visiting the south for a week and then touring the country for Mrs Tootlepedal, we found ourselves with an empty diary today and took advantage of this to do very little. 464 more words


Politico Slams LOC's Twitter Archive

Politico: Library of Congress’ Twitter archive is a huge #FAIL. “The archive’s fate is yet another example of the difficulty of safeguarding the historical records of an era when people communicate using easily deletable emails, websites that can be taken down in seconds and transient tweets, Vines and Snaps. 61 more words


State Archives of NC Tutorial on Scanning Local Records

The state archives of North Carolina has a tutorial on scanning local records.

“We have written on this blog several times about scanning government records. 92 more words

Useful Stuff

Data retention and preservation: updates from around the globe

An efficient and effective process for managing archived information is becoming increasingly important for businesses, not least because of the rise of digital technology. Notably, there are no uniform requirements in the European Union (EU) for data retention. 29 more words



It’s nothing sinister, it’s just an avocado.

It just seemed to go with the wood grain on the board so I stopped before painting further. The photograph was a moment when I just marvelled one day at an avocado cut in half – rich buttery flesh, glorious stone and the leathery skin – just a perfect package. 194 more words