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Digital memories fade in death; protect yourself - San Francisco Chronicle

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Digital memories fade in death; protect yourself
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Estate planning attorney James Lamm who writes the blog "Digital Passing" advises people to plan ahead for their virtual afterlives.

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Digital archives: Don't let copyright block data mining - Nature.com

Digital archives: Don't let copyright block data miningNature.comAdvances in computer technology combined with the availability of digital archives are allowing humanities scholars to do what biologists, physicists and economists have been doing...

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Delivering the Wellcome Digital Library

Delivering the Wellcome Digital Library...

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For Archivists, ‘Occupy’ Movement Presents New Challenges - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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By Jeffrey R. Young:

"Howard Besser, a New York University archivist, recently got into a shouting match at an Occupy protest, making a case for why the activists should preserve records of their activities.“Within the Occupy movement there’s a huge suspicion of traditional organizations, including libraries and universities,” Mr. Besser explained Monday at the spring meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information.

The shouting match was an extreme moment, but Mr. Besser and other archivists on a panel here explained that they have had to take unusual steps to try to gather a snapshot for future scholars of the nationwide Occupy protests, which call attention to income inequality in the United States. Those steps—including distributing postcards promoting archiving at protests, developing automated systems to download photos posted online, and asking participants to vote on which images are most important for the historic record—could serve as a model for preserving future events."


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Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweets

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has promised in recent months that an option for users to download an archive of all the tweets from their accounts would be available this year. At least for ...


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The NDSA Web Archiving Survey « The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Talk with David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States | Archives and Public History Digital

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"While the Archivist did not deliver a formal speech, the wide ranging Q&A touched upon many of the current conversations and concerns within the archival community.

One important topic discussed was the role of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and of its leadership to the larger archival community. As we all know, NARA safeguards and preserves the most important records of the U.S. government yet it was interesting to learn that only equates to roughly 3% of all records created. The protocols of NARA have often been reflected in the practices of private or independent archives and in the advent of electronic formats, many repositories are watching how NARA handles ingesting these records. The Archivist was enthusiastic about how NARA could help the larger archival community and we hope that future Archivists of the United States will share this vision.

Mr. Ferriero views the archiving of electronic records as an exciting development and challenge for our profession. As such, he discussed the proprietary software Lockheed is developing for NARA to ingest digital formats and it was encouraging to hear of the Archivist’s enthusiasm for open-source software that could be used elsewhere in the archival community."


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