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WR&C takes part in new research network on born-digital data for history

We are delighted to announce that WR&C is among the main partners in a new AHRC-funded research network for ‘Born-digital big data and methods for history and the humanities’. 577 more words

"Migrating to Google"

I just got an email from my former institution’s IT department notifying me that all files stored in their cloud storage platform would be migrating to Google Drive over Spring Break. 527 more words


SI Archives Blog on Managing Word Processing Files

The Smithsonian Institution Archives blog has some hints for archiving born digital word processing files. “Throughout the years, we have written about our digitized and born-digital materials that include images, video, architectural drawings or CAD, and websites. 80 more words

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"Born Digital" Records a Problem for Archivists

ZDNet: “Born Digital” Records a Minefield for Archivists. “Archivists, especially in the public sector, are struggling to manage digital records after a decade or more of ad hoc records management projects by individual government agencies, Archives New Zealand says….In a report (pdf) on its agency audits in 2014 and 2015, Archives NZ said it was disappointing to see that although the Public Records Act 2005 was now a decade old, barely half the offices audited had significant records keeping maturity.”

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Born Digital- book excerpt

Born Digital:Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives
by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

via: http://www.borndigitalbook.com/excerpt.php


You see them everywhere. The teenage girl with the iPod, sitting across from you on the subway, frenetically typing messages into her cell phone. 1,225 more words

History, Born-Digital Archives, and Managing the Data Flow

It’s two years old, but this paper from Ian Milligan addresses issues that are coming more and more into prominence. Check out Mining the ‘Internet Graveyard’: Rethinking the Historians’ Toolkit… 97 more words

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SWOP AGM 16th November 2015 at 2pm at the National Library of Scotland

The AGM this year is will take the form of a mini seminar on the theme of  ‘Digital Access’

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