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Archiving the age of personal computing

This week I finished a small pilot project ‘archiving’ some of the data storage devices held at University of Sussex Special Collections. My interest in this area is predicated on the premise that the paper archive has been replaced by the hard disk. 543 more words


What can you do with a Library?

“The catalogue of an institution like the British Museum, dealing with a mass of matter already accumulated, and intended to register an ever-accumulating mass of matter for ever and ever, must not aspire at perfection, and can never attain finality”. 2,176 more words

Digital Culture

Article in Nature - Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library

Great stuff from nature! Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library “The Gould papers were an early indication of an issue that’s been rapidly worsening: four decades after the personal-computer revolution brought word processing and number crunching to the desktop, the first generation of early adopters is retiring or dying. 11 more words

Research & Opinion

The Narrative Fallacy

“You were able to see luck and separate cause and effect because of your Eastern Orthodox Mediterranean heritage.” And he was so convincing that, for a minute, I agreed with his interpretation. 618 more words


Task Four - Phonar 2016

Consider how light (quantity/ratio, direction, quality & colour) changes emotion of image #phonar2016 #PhotographersPlaybook #LucasFoglia

— #phonar2016 (@CU_phonar) May 12, 2016

Use light to transform subject & don’t forget viewpoint directs gaze…

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Processing Digital Research Data

By Elise Dunham

This is the sixth post in our Spring 2016 series on processing digital materials.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (Illinois) library-based Research Data Service (RDS) will be launching an institutional data repository, the Illinois Data Bank (IDB), in May 2016. 1,540 more words

Issue Of Interest

Let the Entities Describe Themselves

By Josh Schneider and Peter Chan

This is the fifth post in our Spring 2016 series on processing digital materials.


Why do we process archival materials? 785 more words