Digital Archiving Resources

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Digital humanities is a new, emerging field and only recently has it started to take more notice of its application. T. Mills Kelly synthesizes the changes over time of digital history within the two decades. This book serves as a platform for people…

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This paper specifically examines personal digital record-keeping strategies, appraisal decisions, and identifications of value, as well as digital preservation practices from the perspective of Personal Information Management (PIM) studies. Through…

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This article examines the ways in which online archives challenge the concept of provenance. Monks-Leeson examines two online archives in detail, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive, hosted by Oxford, and the Walt Whitman Archive, edited by Ed…

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17th century English royalist and diplomat, Sir Richard Fanshawe, left a rich collection of letters and papers to his wife that during the next centuries became dispersed and scattered. The acquisition of these scattered documents by a 20th century…

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Hand investigates political and economic power, digital technologies, and culture. Although he does not cite digitization as a cause of decentering economies or other cultural changes he does acknowledge broad trends related to digitization. One of…

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Erway provides a succinctly defined list of fundamental tasks and issues to consider when creating and preserving digital collections. Born-digital resources are simply “items created and managed in digital form.” Erway begins his essay by…

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There are several varied types of electronic records, including legal documents, images, receipts, and personal correspondence that require unique methods of preservation. Hoke explains that due to rapid obsolescence of both software and hardware,…

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Michael J. Paulus, Jr., librarian and professor at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, compares Myron Eells’ 19th century eclectic library and his method of recordkeeping to postmodern trends in contemporary libraries, archives, and…

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As the “Foreword” by Geoffrey Yeo says, Millar explains archives as “the tools we can use to help us understand where we came from and where we are going” (vii). Her book explains ways of understanding and supporting archives. It sets up…

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Daniel Pitti, commonly referred to as the “main technical architect” of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD), explains the rationale for substituting EAD for the bibliographic type of record (MARC) used in libraries. He distinguishes archives…
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