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Restoring Music Generated By Computer in 1951

Now this is what I call a born-digital archive. From Canterbury University: Restoring the world’s first recorded computer music. “University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing.”

Around The Search & Social Media World

Marketwatch: How to include your digital assets in your estate plan

21st century problems: How to include your digital assets in your estate plan. “Got email? These days, our email accounts are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our online presence. 63 more words

Useful Stuff

Rhizome Releases First Full Version of Dynamic Web Archiving Tool

If there’s never another issue of ResearchBuzz, you can blame this new dynamic Web archiving tool which was just released by Rhizome. “Rhizome is pleased to announce the first full release of Webrecorder, the free online tool that allows users to create their own high-fidelity archives of the dynamic web.” Oh boy, does this look like fun. 11 more words

New Resources

The Best of BDAX: Five Themes from the 2016 Born Digital Archiving & eXchange

By Kate Tasker


Put 40 digital archivists, programmers, technologists, curators, scholars, and managers in a room together for three days, give them unlimited cups of tea and coffee, and get ready for some seriously productive discussions. 645 more words

Issue Of Interest

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 My interest in this area is predicated on the premise that the paper archive has been replaced by the hard disk. 543 more words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