Archive for January, 2009

links for 2009-01-29

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Scrapblog Gets A $4 Million Boost For Online Scrapbooking (tags: PersonalArchiving personal scrapbooking) How Would You Feel if Your Flickr Account Were Permanently Deleted? | Thomas Hawk Digital Connection (tags: archives PersonalArchiving photography)

links for 2009-01-28

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

A Tool to Verify Digital Records, Even as Technology Shifts – NYTimes.com Provenance, human rights, and cryptographic hashes. (tags: video digitalpreservation provenance)

links for 2009-01-26

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Slashdot | Long-Term PC Preservation Project? It seems keeping the hardware is more difficult than keeping the bits (which you can migrate.) (tags: archives preservation)

links for 2009-01-22

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Launch of the First Lifestreaming Backup Service | Lifestream Blog This looks like a very promising idea. (tags: lifestream archiving) List of Open Source Video Software – Open Video Alliance (tags: tools open video)

links for 2009-01-21

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The country's new robots.txt file Fortunately, various organizations with interests in preserving history simply ignored the Whitehouse.gov robots.txt file. But this is an interesting change. (tags: robots.txt whitehouse)

links for 2009-01-20

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

diagonal thoughts » Audiovisual Archives in the Age of Access Stoffel Debuysere is arranging workshop in Ghent next month on access, partnerships between commercial and non-commercial organizations, and other issues as part of the BOM-Vl project. (tags: archives access partnerships) Digging Into Data > Home "The idea behind the Digging into Data Challenge is to [...]

links for 2009-01-17

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

IMLS 2006 Public Libraries Survey Report Good stats on public libraries in the U.S. (tags: library IMLS statistics)

links for 2009-01-15

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Al Jazeera Launches Creative Commons Repository – Creative Commons (tags: creative_commons news)

links for 2009-01-12

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Pocket Knowledge (BETA) "PocketKnowledge is an on-line digital archive that allows users to store and retrieve their own personally-authored materials." (tags: PersonalArchiving tools services)

links for 2009-01-10

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Zoetrope: Interacting with the Ephemeral Web (tags: tools archiving visualization timeline)

links for 2009-01-08

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

The Library Journal Academic Newswire Year in Review, the Top Academic Library Stories of 2008 – 1/7/2009 – Library Journal (tags: predictions)

links for 2009-01-06

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Mininova’s Torrent Downloads Double to 7 Billion in a Year | TorrentFreak "Today, just a few days into 2009, Mininova is close to recording the 7 billionth download, a double up compared to a year ago." Mininova is just one of a number of comparably-sized tracker sites; it's hard to imagine the MPAA and RIAA [...]

links for 2009-01-05

Monday, January 5th, 2009

LRB · John Lanchester: Is it Art? Good meditation on computer games and art, from a literary/print person's POV. (tags: video culture art media society games gaming) Editorial – Exit, Stonewalling – NYTimes.com (tags: law NARA email) Perspectives – The Cost of Bulk Cold Storage "Cold storage with 4x copies at high-scale can now be [...]

links for 2009-01-04

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Dan Cohen » Virtual Museum of the Gulag Seized Governments burn libraries, but Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe. Collections like this need to be replicated widely, it's sad that this one was not. (tags: history censorship archives risks)

links for 2009-01-03

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Peering into 2009: 10 Predictions for Online Video (tags: predictions 2009 youtube onlinevideo) History of War and Peace Collection | MetaFilter (tags: collections war)

links for 2009-01-01

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Bush Data Threatens to Overload Archives – NYTimes.com Funny what's missing though! (tags: NARA Bush) Innovators Develop Products That Mimic Nature's Principles – washingtonpost.com Prosecuting Online File Sharing Turns a Generation Criminal – US News and World Report "But though I believe kids should not use the Internet to violate others' rights, I oppose these [...]

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