Archive for the ‘Digital Issues’ category
"Archiving in the Digital Era," a video from the New York Times, published April 29, 2013.
Today's New York Times had a nice article and short video on archivists working in New York City, titled "Leaving Cloister of Dusty Offices, Young Archivists Meet Like Minds." The article focuses on the social aspect of NYC archivists and the video features archivists' excitement around and challenge with the digital era.
When the sun disappeared last night I attended the 3rd annual Outdoor Vision Fest at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. It was amazing to see some of the multimedia exhibits that the students created. They were interactive, animated, colorful and very creative. The media students include animators, filmmakers, graphic designers, and photographers. Some exhibits were projected onto buildings, trees, geometric shapes, glass, water, and material.
One of my favorite projections was designed by Keith Riggs, who is married to my cousin Jessica. There was even a projection with poetic quotes by infamous authors. I also adored a piece which was flapping in the wind, had edgy music, and a human body which appeared to be ripping off skin. It must have been a symbolic piece. Last night I decided it is finally time for me to dabble with Adobe After Effects. I need to see what I’m really made of.
Without art, writing, technology and music, I would certainly die! I guess when you’re in love~ you’re in love. Here are a few of the photographs I took last night.
The collaborative art team of Ethan Bach, J Craig Tompkins and Charles Veasey are pleased to announce that The Royal Road Project is currently showing at New Mexico State Arts at the Bataan Memorial Building 407 Gallisteo St in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then it will be moved just down the road to Currents 2013 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe located at 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, New Mexico from June 14, 2013 to June 30, 2013.
Unfortunately, the representative for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district had a change of heart over the last year.
My web site will blackout tomorrow in protest of the
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
You should do the same.
The Huffington Post | By Alexis Kleinman
The link for FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 192 has been deleted.
“Any fool can make
history, but it takes
a genius to write it.”
••••» Oscar Wilde
I enjoy doing things for people. It makes me feel good to help others when I’m needed. Recently I was asked by two friends to help them preserve some newspapers. One had an awesome newspaper that is close to 120 years old. The other is former journalist with an accomplished record who is looking to preserve a historical first.
I take pride in being an archivist and I’m glad that my professional knowledge can extend beyond the confines of a repository. I spent the day preparing for preservation endeavors by picking up the supplies I need. Since newspapers are highly acidic, it is good to do whatever can be done to preserve them.
I had an idea last night with regard to the digitization of the newspapers. Hopefully the idea is successful. I will try a new technique to make an access copy. Indeed I was born to be an archivist. I do love what I do.
The loose collective of online activists known as Anonymous have released a list of statements they believe are facts in the case of Rehtaeh Parsons.
While the group has said they know the names of those responsible, they are not releasing the names right now.
"We have done our best to keep those names from being released," the group said in the statement below.
OTTAWA — A missing hard drive with sensitive information about 583,000 Canada Student Loan recipients was one of two external hard drives noticed missing in late November from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada — one was later found — and an internal email suggests someone may have been aware of the data loss earlier than the government has publicly stated.
Internet Librarian: Speed Technology Dating - Librarian in Black (30 technology recommendations - from Raspberry Pi to Liquid Space)
How to Create Your Own Knowledge Base - iLibrarian
Library Now! Google now technology applied to libraries? - Musings about Librarianship…
"It shall be set in imperishable crystal to be a heirloom of my house:" Using crystal as digital storageFebruary 17, 2013
Recently, the possible use of DNA as a means of data storage has been making the news.
However, there is also another alternative method of data storage that is being developed. Hitatchi is working to make a quartz-based storage device. http://www.techspot.com/news/50313-hitachi-unveils-quartz-based-storage-data-may-last-100-million-years.html
According to the article, much like DNA, this method also has the potential to last for thousands of years.
This is an awesome post! ~~Felicia
Hacker gains access to Bush family emails, photos
HOUSTON — A hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents, and the Secret Service is investigating.
The Smoking Gun website said the hacker, who went by the online moniker "Guccifer," gained access to emails, photos, private telephone numbers and addresses of Bush family members and friends.