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  • Frank Baldaro 8:40 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: digital preservation, ,   

    Just stumbled upon this link on my Twitter feed from the British Library. The Library, in collaboration with BBC Radio, has started The Listening Project, aimed at capturing snippets of conversations Brits are having, and preserving them for posterity. They hope to create a patchwork of conversations that illuminate what’s on the collective mind of the country. Once uploaded, a librarian tags the work, which gets fed into a massive database of clips. You can then browse through the tags and pop in on conversations to discover what our Transatlantic neighbors are gabbing about.


  • Christina Meninger 2:12 am on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: audio, , , , digital preservation   

    “How the Pop-Up Radio Archive is Saving Culture” 

    Here is an article I thought others would be interested in reading.

    “How the Pop-Up Radio Archive is Saving Culture”

    “The Pop-Up Radio Archive includes three main components: long-term storage of digital files, a standardized metadata system, and optional online publishing, all managed by an easy-to-use web-based management interface.”

    • Frank Baldaro 8:12 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I hadn’t heard of the Kitchen Sisters before (are they related to the Kitchen Cousins or the Property Brothers? I smell an HGTV tie-in…). This project sounds really valuable. They’re using Omeka for their CMS and PBCore for their metadata schema, as well as social-media-driven SoundCloud. We hadn’t discussed the latter application, but it’s a fabulous, and easy, way to publish, edit, and annotate sound files. Plus, it’s Web 2.0-driven, meaning you can share your work with others, “follow” them, and even download their files. They’ve got a really nice iPhone app, and an even more sophisticated iPad one. Might be a program Chris could utilize at some point…

  • Carly Bogen 5:18 pm on April 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: digital forensics, digital preservation,   

    After last night’s presentation, I thought I should share these two great projects with regards to digital preservation and digital forensics. I found both on the Open Source Archiving blog – http://www.opensourcearchiving.org

    http://www.bitcurator.net/ “The BitCurator Project is an effort to build, test, and analyze systems and software for incorporating digital forensics methods into the workflows of a variety of collecting institutions.” From the BitCurator site I also found this great blog post from the Library of Congress: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/01/bit-by-bit-recent-projects-on-digital-forensics-for-collecting-institutions/ Apparently, the SILS program at UNC Chapel Hill has a “Digital Acquisition Learning Laboratory, which established and implemented hands-on digital forensics learning experiences for library and information science students”. Sounds great to me.

    http://www.archivematica.org The second project is Archivematica, an open-source digital preservation system. Their description of the functional requirements of a digital archiving system, described in this blog post, http://www.opensourcearchiving.org/content/archivematica-city-vancouver-archives, are very helpful. I also especially like their description of the “agile software development approach”, where you release often and early, rather than waiting to develop the perfect software. This allows development to be flexible. In the future, the project hopes to work on integration with the BitCurator project I described above, as well as with CollectiveAccess and DSpace.

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