My ideal digital project management situation would be made up of several components. First, I would hope to have a state-of-the-art metadata lab with high quality scanners, computers and functional digital content software. My team would consist of someone selecting the best conditioned materials, someone doing the actual scanning and two people to put n … Continue reading Ideal Project Management situation
Anyone who has read my in-class contributions will have noticed my deep interest in community archives. Community archives by their nature are equitable and try to be accountable in terms of their archival power. As Lorena Gauthereau (2018) writes, “archives have historically functioned as mechanisms of colonialism. They have helped to structure our understanding of … Continue reading The Post-Custodial Method and Community Archives
Writing in 2004, Brian Lavoie and Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC Research explained that digital information environments were only beginning to consider preservation an essential activity of digital stewardship (para. 3-5). Early digital preservation efforts were motivated in large part by anxiety about the potential for catastrophic loss of resources (para. 6). And fair enough – … Continue reading Guidelines and Standards for Ensuring Long-term Preservation of and Access to Digital Resources
This blog is in response to one of the readings, “What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian Need?” While this blog is a few years old, the information in it, still apply today. When reading this blog I began to name a few things, that I thought a digital librarian, or archivist should know. … Continue reading Reading Response
"Tibetan Buddhists posing in front of Lake Ximencuo on the Tibetan Plateau" by Tenance10 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 While researching blog posts on the up and coming trends in digital librarianship, I came across a blurb in Stanford’s blog about how they had made the Tibetan Oral History Project available to their students … Continue reading Digital Preservation of Oral Histories
When I worked as a Library Assistant II at Lake Elmo Public Library in Minnesota in 2015-2016, I was initially hired as a Circulation Supervisor and Cataloger. Because the library staff consisted of the Director, several volunteers, and one part-time library clerk, I was the second in command, and as a result my responsibilities consisted … Continue reading Blog Post 3: Learning from Grant Writing ‘fails’.
One thought on digital preservation is to archive to the “cloud”. This would allow for greater access to digital archives. Hurley (20116) discusses in his article about putting digital archives in the cloud. He talks about the different types of “clouds” that are available. The two “clouds” that he says would be the best is … Continue reading Digital Preservation in the Cloud