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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

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’

and include the following presentations: 195 more words


The Twice Born


(This article previously appeared in ndtv.com under the title ‘Turning your company digital in India’.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and Airbnb. Flipkart, InMobi, Snapdeal, if we are talking from an Indian context. 1,280 more words

Electronic Records Day is October 10

I had no idea. Apparently Electronic Records Day is October 10. “Electronic Records Day is an opportunity to raise awareness among government agencies, related professional organizations, the general public and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in our world. 57 more words

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ePADD Gets a Grant

ePADD is expanding with a grant.
“The ePADD open-source email archiving and processing platform developed by Stanford University Libraries was awarded a $685,000 National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on August 31.” This article has an extensive overview of what ePADD is and what it does, if you’re curious.

Tweaks & Updates

Web Site Preservation is a Big Fail

Librarians, you know this: Web site preservation is an enormous fail. “If the internet is at its core is a system of record, then it is failing to complete that mission. 64 more words

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