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Recent Changes in How Stanford University Libraries is Documenting Born-Digital Processing

By Michael G. Olson

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

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Stanford University Libraries is in the process of changing how it documents its digital processing activities and records lab statistics. 488 more words

Tool And Technique

"On the Occasion of SAA's Diamond Jubilee: A Profession Coming of Age in the Digital Era"

Helen R. Tibbo delivered her presidential address at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) held in Chicago, Illinois.  She has spent her career in education, serving on the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1989.  543 more words

Archives

Digital Processing at the Rockefeller Archive Center

By Bonnie Gordon

This is the first post in our Spring 2016 series on processing digital materials, exploring how archivists conceive of, implement, and track activities to arrange and describe digital materials in archival collections. 544 more words

Tool And Technique

Harvard Library Issues Report on Web Archiving Programs

Harvard University has created an “environmental scan” of Web archiving. “The purpose of the environmental scan was to explore and document current web archiving programs (and institutions desiring a similar capacity) to identify common concerns, needs, and expectations in the collection and provision of web archives to users; the provision and maintenance of web archiving infrastructure and services; and the use of web archives by researchers.” The final report is free and available online.

Research & Opinion

On the Plumage of birds

Before discovery of Australia, people in the Old World were convinced that all swans were white, an unassailable belief as it seems completely confirmed by empirical evidence. 478 more words

Technology

"Janus in Cyberspace: Archives on the Threshold of the Digital Era"

Richard Pearce-Moses delivered his presidential address at the 2006 annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) held in Washington, D.C.  During his archival career, Pearce-Moses worked as a Local Records Management Consultant for the Texas State Library, as Documentary Collections Archivist and Automation Coordinator for the Heard Museum, and as Curator of Photographs at the Arizona State University Libraries.  817 more words

Archives

Australia Sets off to Capture the Australian Web

Australia is beginning the process of capturing Australian culture on the Web. “The new amendments to the Copyright Act allow the NLA to collect everything from ebooks to blogs, websites to social media. 20 more words

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