Digital Archiving Resources

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Deegan and Tanner explain that primary source materials come in all forms, and to digitally capture these materials, one must carefully consider certain aspects. In the article, they explore numerous materials: documents, visual materials (glass,…

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In their online article for D-Lib magazine, authors Stirling, Chevallier, and Illien cover issues important to researchers using the web from problems of legitimacy to the functionality of search engines. The authors discuss the changing perceptions…

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In this article Dale Flecker, the Associate Director for Planning and Systems at Harvard University Library advocates greater involvement by the nation’s scholarly community in the process of preservation and archiving of material. Flecker warns…

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These standardized guidelines published by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative are what constitute the collection of best practices when it comes to digitizing images and documents. This is a document that is updated for the…

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All libraries struggle with how to make their information available to a wider audience, outside of the local area. A couple years ago, the John F. Kennedy Library embarked on making their records, documents, photos, and videos available on the…

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Vallier contends archives are not “value-neutral institutions” and due to their inherent power to represent and preserve historic artifacts in support of their institutional sponsors, archiving marginalized populations is particularly…

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Video testimonies of Holocaust survivor stories are, in themselves, an archival medium. The conventions of shooting and distributing video convey an immediacy and an absence of cinematic artifice that reveal rather than obscure the unconscious and…

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Kit Hughes and Heather Heckman solicited several film and media archivists to describe critical challenges facing both media scholars and preservationists of analog and digital media. Each essay in this journal addresses the technical necessity for…

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Author and archivist, Trevor Owens, discusses a wide range of issues relating to digital archives and preservation. In this blog, he describes crowdsourcing and offers a rationale for soliciting "citizen archivists" to contribute content to large…

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Haskins examines the effects of the Internet on the memory work of archives and the informal, vernacular style of the broad public. Examples of the vernacular style of memory work include the spontaneous display of mementos at memorials or sites of…
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