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The Future of Civil Discourse – Four Scenarios Imagined | Internet Archive Blogs
"Over the last several years, political and cultural changes have caught many unaware and unprepared. As a bulwark against such unpreparedness, leaders from Wikimedia Foundation, Mozilla, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Archive gathered together to discuss the future of the ‘Open World.’ What role should each organization play in fostering healthy civil discourse? Are there areas for collaboration?"
scenario-planning  future  internet  archive 
may 2018 by tsuomela
Interference Archive
"The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including as exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements. The archive contains many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials."
archive  social-movement  protest  ephemera  collection  political  activism 
july 2017 by tsuomela
Documenting the Now
"DocNow responds to the public's use of social media for chronicling historically significant events as well as demand from scholars, students, and archivists, among others, seeking a user-friendly means of collecting and preserving this type of digital content. DocNow has a strong commitment to prioritizing ethical practices when working with social media content, especially in terms of collection and long-term preservation. This commitment extends to Twitter's notion of honoring user intent and the rights of content creators. The project is a collaborative effort among the University of Maryland, University of California at Riverside, and Washington University in St. Louis. We are extremely grateful for funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
social-media  archive  web-archive  preservation  ethics 
may 2017 by tsuomela
Data Curation — Council on Library and Information Resources
"Sayeed Choudhury, associate dean for research data management at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and leader of the Data Conservancy, discusses the "stack model" for data management employed by JHU and discusses the model's components—storage, archiving, preservation, and curation—in the following video."
data-curation  model  service  libraries  curation  preservation  archive  storage 
may 2016 by tsuomela
The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for information practice and information policy | Zimmer | First Monday
"In April 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress and the popular micro-blogging company Twitter announced that every public tweet, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library and made available to researchers. The Library of Congress’ planned digital archive of all public tweets holds great promise for the research community, yet, over five years since its announcement, the archive remains unavailable. This paper explores the challenges faced by the Library that have prevented the timely realization of this valuable archive, divided into two categories: challenges involving practice, such as how to organize the tweets, how to provide useful means of retrieval, how to physically store them; and challenges involving policy, such as the creation of access controls to the archive, whether any information should be censored or restricted, and the broader ethical considerations of the very existence of such an archive, especially privacy and user control."
twitter  archive  LibraryOfCongress  social-media  ethics  information-science 
july 2015 by tsuomela
About the Memento Project
"Memento wants to make it as straightforward to access the Web of the past as it is to access the current Web. With Memento, you are able to access a version of a Web resource as it existed at some date in the past, by entering that resource's HTTP address in your browser like you always do, and by specifying the desired date in a browser plug-in. Obviously, you will only get to see old versions of a resource if some exist, for example, in a web archive or a content versioning system. But if old versions exist, and if they are hosted by servers that support the Memento protocol, you will seamlessly be able to access them. Because most public web archives around the world already support the protocol you can start your web time travel right away by installing the Memento extension for Chrome. One day, hopefully, also browsers will support the protocol and browser extensions will no longer be required."
scholarly-communication  preservation  online  internet  archive  web-archive  extension  browser 
february 2015 by tsuomela
"The focus of the Hiberlink project is to assess the extent of so-called ‘reference rot’. This two-year study investigates how web links in online scientific and other academic articles fail to lead to the resources that were originally referenced."
scholarly-communication  preservation  online  internet  archive  web-archive 
february 2015 by tsuomela
Web Science Trust | The Web Science Trust
"The Web Science Trust (WST) is a charitable body with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science through a network of world class laboratories known as WSTnet. It is hosted by the University of Southampton."
web-archive  internet  science  networks  archive  research  collaboration 
january 2015 by tsuomela
"Archivematica is a free and open-source digital preservation system that is designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. Archivematica is packaged with the web-based content management system AtoM for access to your digital objects."
digital  digital-library  archive  software 
july 2014 by tsuomela
U B U W E B - Film & Video: John Berger - Ways of Seeing (1972)
"Ways of Seeing was a BBC television series consisting of visual essays that raise questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series gave rise to a later book of the same name written by John Berger. "
television  series  video  archive  visual-thinking  1970s  criticism 
march 2014 by tsuomela
What Do you Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers | The Signal: Digital Preservation
"One of the tricks to working in an interdisciplinary field like digital preservation is that all too often we can be using the same terms but not actually talking about the same things. In my opinion, the most fraught term in digital preservation discussions is “archive.”"
archive  archives  theory  definition  data-curation 
march 2014 by tsuomela
" is a partnership of two native North Dakotans, Troy Larson and Terry ‘Rat’ Hinnenkamp.  This website is an endeavour to photographically document the remains of North Dakota’s pioneer towns before they vanish to the ages. This project has nothing to do with ghosts or the supernatural."
archive  history  state(NorthDakota)  nostalgia  memory 
october 2012 by tsuomela
ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform
With ThinkUp, your social activity is stored in a database that you control, making it easy to search, sort, analyze, publish and display activity from your network. All you need is a web server that can run a PHP application.
social-media  archive  twitter  facebook  software  open-source 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Domesday Project
"The BBC Domesday Project was a pair of interactive videodiscs made by the BBC in London to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the original Domesday Book and published in November 1986. It was one of the major interactive projects of its time, and it was undertaken on a scale not seen since."
archive  history  preservation  country(GreatBritain) 
october 2011 by tsuomela
The Technium: The Gravity of Paper
Kevin Kelly on browsing at the Prelinger Library. "But stacks of paper offer several user experiences that are superior to online browsing."
archive  library  technology  paper  affordance  browsing  design 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Ethics of Innovation Symposium Identifies Points of Tension for Libraries
"Librarianship is a profession steeped in ethics. But now more than ever some of those staunch ethical positions put libraries at odds with evolving user expectations when it comes to privacy and the use of commercial tools and services.

This tension served as the starting point for an online symposium held November 17, which brought together more than 400 librarians for a session on "The Ethics of Innovation: Navigating Privacy, Policy and Service Issues." The event was cosponsored by Library Journal and OCLC, and has been archived for later viewing."
libraries  library  professional  ethics  archive  technology  innovation 
march 2011 by tsuomela
AmericanScience: A Team Blog: The "Problem" of the Archive
"I often find myself thinking about the epistemological (and ethical) status of the archive. This is a gap in our pedagogy that warrants attention. At the most basic of levels -- how did this material come to be available to me as historian and what are my obligations to these material traces?
archive  ethics  science  history  philosophy 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Texas Advanced Computing Center: A Window on the Archives of the Future
"How does an archivist discover relationships or find information in a sea of millions of digital records? With the proliferation of digital records, the task of an archivist has grown exponentially more complex. This problem is especially acute for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the federal government agency responsible for managing, preserving and ensuring transparency in access to federal government digital records documenting our nation’s history, our democratic processes, and the rights of American citizens. "
archive  information-overload  information  management  visualization 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Svalbard Global Seed Vault -
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard, is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe. Many of these collections are in developing countries. If seeds are lost, e.g. as a result of natural disasters, war or simply a lack of resources, the seed collections may be reestablished using seeds from Svalbard.
biology  global  archive  vault  storage  biodiversity  environment  science  country(Norway) 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Researchers launch hunt for endangered data : Nature News
Around the world, key scientific data are at risk of being lost, either because they are held on fragile or obsolete media or because they may be destroyed by researchers who are unaware of their value. Now a team of scientists is planning to scour museums and research institutes to draw up a global inventory of threatened data. Launched on 29 October, shortly after the biennial conference of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology in Stellenbosch, South Africa, the project aims to publish the inventory online in 2012.
data  preservation  science  research  curation  scholarly-communication  scientific  archive  history  historical 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Attention and Information – The Aporetic
So what appears to us as “too much information” could just be the freedom from necessity. I don’t have to worry about find ing and cut ting and storing fire wood: I don’t even have to man age a coal furnace.  That attention has been freed up for other things. What we see as “too much informa­tion” is probably some thing more like “a surplus of free attention.”

As a historian, I no longer have to spend hours scanning texts to find the smaller sets of information  I need. They pop up quickly when I deal with digitized texts, and the search process is stream lined and auto mated much in the way a gas burner stream lines and auto mates a wood stove.
attention  information-overload  history  academic  standards  practice  archive  digital  access 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Award winning SHERPA is investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research. SHERPA services and the SHERPA Partnership are both based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.
open-access  scholarly-communication  institutions  repository  archive  publishing  intellectual-property 
october 2010 by tsuomela
The 20th-Century Problem: Needell and Biography « Ether Wave Propaganda
In the history of science, the 20th century is unique in terms of the sheer scale, social importance, and intellectual diversity of the scientific enterprise, and the closeness of its relationship to the development and design of technology.  This can create some intimidating historiographical challenges...
The question, though, is whether the local narrative is revealing or reflective. I like to think of the archive as something like a Greek oracle. It always answers no matter what you ask it, and if you get a cryptic answer, you always think it’s an answer to the question you’ve asked. In a sense, the themes highlighted in Berkner’s work are perennial. Any given organizational decision may reflect these themes, without the problems suggested by them necessarily being in the balance.
sts  science  biography  cold-war  history  historiography  proces  methods  style  archive 
september 2010 by tsuomela
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