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'Not Google Waving, but Drowning?': Digital Literary Archives

'Not Google Waving, but Drowning?': Digital Literary Archives | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Many emails now being created, and thus potentially archived by libraries, are the contemporary equivalent not of paper letters, but of phone calls - which, with few exceptions, were unrecorded, and really were lost to history. 

 

... In terms of digital literary archives, one of the lessons for today's archivists is that so-called e-manuscripts are highly unstable, and need early curatorial intervention to secure them against the threats of technological obsolescence. This means that the writers involved become increasingly aware of interest in their papers, and for novelist Jonathan Franzen, this changes everything: 'Unfortunately, I think that once writers become self-conscious about preserving archival material, the game is over...I also don't see how you resist the temptation to select material that suggests the most flattering narratives. And not just select, but actively create!' ..." - from the Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

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his post is timely for me. Lately I have begun to realize just how much we citizens depend on Internet based programming, controllers, digital imaging, digital content, and more products. All of these are in my opinion targets or potentials recipients of either accidental or malicious elimination (e.g., massive EMP attack). This ecosystem also includes the management of analog devices like garage doors, security gates, and other systems that are managed by digital control. Another factor is rapid obsolescence. I a past job, one of my tasks was to transfer data (manuscripts and research) from old media to newer media. Like 5.25 inch CP/M hard sectored diskettes to 360KB single sided MS-DOS 5.25 inch diskettes. It may sound amusing, but it was a challenge then. Now the challenge is being referred to as "Curation" of data. Or colloquially, "Keeping up with the Jones's."

 

Is the future doom and gloom. Most likely not. But, I am considering producing more ink on paper for text and images that has a reputation for longevity or of archival quality. But, I have so much content, I am not sure that I will succeed. Besides, who cares at the moment other than myself or perhaps family members. (NB: as an informal Family Historian I now have over 14Gb of text, eBooks, images, census images, and other content. Who cares? I'm not sure.

 

So, I'll be on the look out for open, easily transportable technologies that will enable me to keep upgrading or transferring my data to the shiny new toys that the Jone's have.

 

At the very least this theme must be included in any Digital Literacy program as well as any activity that depends on clouds, wikis, blogs, tweets, social media, social photography, etc., etc..

 

If you have any suggestions, I'd be most interested in hearing about them.

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This post is timely for me. Lately I have begun to realize just how much we citizens depend on Internet based programming, controllers, digital imaging, digital content, and more products. All of these are in my opinion targets or potentials recipients of either accidental or malicious elimination (e.g., massive EMP attack). This ecosystem also includes the management of analog devices like garage doors, security gates, and other systems that are managed by digital control. Another factor is rapid obsolescence. I a past job, one of my tasks was to transfer data (manuscripts and research) from old media to newer media. Like 5.25 inch CP/M hard sectored diskettes to 360KB single sided MS-DOS 5.25 inch diskettes. It may sound amusing, but it was a challenge then. Now the challenge is being referred to as "Curation" of data. Or colloquially, "Keeping up with the Jones's."

 

Is the future doom and gloom. Most likely not. But, I am considering producing more ink on paper for text and images that has a reputation for longevity or of archival quality. But, I have so much content, I am not sure that I will succeed. Besides, who cares at the moment other than myself or perhaps family members. (NB: as an informal Family Historian I now have over 14Gb of text, eBooks, images, census images, and other content. Who cares? I'm not sure.

 

So, I'll be on the look out for open, easily transportable technologies that will enable me to keep upgrading or transferring my data to the shiny new toys that the Jone's have.

 

At the very least this theme must be included in any Digital Literacy program as well as any activity that depends on clouds, wikis, blogs, tweets, social media, social photography, etc., etc..

 

If you have any suggestions, I'd be most interested in hearing about them.

 

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Next Generation Blends will Teach to One - Education Week News (blog)

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Next Generation Blends will Teach to One Education Week News (blog) Rose thinks the "most optimal use of blended models is when live instruction and digital learning are aligned in ways that are personalized--that requires thoughtful design." Rose...
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The Evolution of Distance Learning in Higher Education Infographic

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Distance learning in the U.S., now often referred to as online education, has evolved tremendously from its humble, early reliance on “snail mail’ to its modern delivery system rooted in digital innovations.
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Austin Public Schools: Adult learning can improve lives - Post-Bulletin

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Austin Public Schools: Adult learning can improve lives
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Austin Adult Learning is a program that helps people gain the skills they need to improve their education, life or job.
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March’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

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There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.” You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching...
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Tips for Designing Better Mobile Typography

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Mobile is big right now. But often the typography is small. When it comes to creating great type on small screens, there are plenty of challenges.
So how can you make the most of responsiveness, mobile design and typography?
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Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report - Campus Technology

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Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report Campus Technology The future of distance learning, in particular massive open online courses (MOOCs), "holds much promise," according to a new report released by the Distance Learning Committee (DLC) at...
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Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:09 PM

I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

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The Lifelong Learner Infographic

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Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
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New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning ... - Campus Technology

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IBM Extends API Reach Across Emerging Cloud Ecosystem

IBM Extends API Reach Across Emerging Cloud Ecosystem | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Moving to expand the reach of its API footprint in the cloud, IBM today announced the availability of an open beta for BlueMix.
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Planning for Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success

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  Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour     Recent high-profile mistakes in deploying tablet computers in Los Angeles schools and elsewhere highlight the need for sound planning when rolling out a mobile...
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Coursera Launches Android App - The Next Web

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Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform.
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The Gears of Gamification in Education Infographic

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The Gears of Gamification in Education Infographic presents the “what”, the “who”, the “why” and the “how of gamification in educational settings.
Are you interested in gamifying your classroom?
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What is SCORM Infographic

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At the What is SCORM Infographic you will understand what SCORM is and how it can make or break your ability to demonstrate the ROI from an e-learning course.
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6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

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We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. To answer that, we made a list of six tools that we find most helpful:
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Shared Values, Vision, and Goals

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Earlier today, a blog post written by Bill Goodwyn came across my feed. Bill is the CEO of Discovery Education, so I made sure I read it. Don’t think it is just because of his title that I read the whole thing.
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Trends | Education is Going Mobile

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What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC - PBS MediaShift

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PBS MediaShift
What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC
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Is it Live or Is It a MOOC?
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Scalar - The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

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"Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

 

More fundamentally, Scalar is a semantic web authoring tool that brings a considered balance between standardization and structural flexibility to all kinds of material. It includes a built-in reading interface as well as an API that enables Scalar content to be used to drive custom-designed applications. If you’re dealing with small to moderate amounts of structured content and need a lightweight platform that encourages improvisation with your data model, Scalar may be the right solution for you."
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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal

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With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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The 5 R’s of Mobile Learning Infographic

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Mobile learning is designed to support blended learning, so having completed an e-learning module or attended a training event, learners can receive ongoing performance support over time via their mobile.
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4 Ways To Respond When Your School Can’t Afford Software

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Developers and Government Partner to Build Next Generation Mobile Apps

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Developers and government workers will meet side-by-side this week to start building the next generation of government mobile apps.
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Obama advisors bullish on MOOCs

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A group of scientists and engineers who advise President Obama on national technology policy wrote in a Dec. 18 report that massive open online courses (MOOCs) could prove revolutionary for a higher education system in need of change.
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