Monday, 23 August 2010

Guest post

I'm guest posting today over at the UKLON Cultural Heritage blog about the benefits of using web 2.0 in your archive.

Read it here.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Old skool storage

Not really web 2.0 but there are some great pictures on the Guardian today of the storage facilities at DeepStore in a former salt mine in Winsford.

The site is a 200 million cubic metre underground salt mine which holds 30km worth of records for the National Archives. You can read a short case study about their work with TNA here.

(Thanks to Gary Collins for the link to this on the listserve.)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Personal archiving

The Library of Congress has produced a series of guidance on preserving personal collections of digital material like photographs, videos, emails, documents and websites.

The guidance comes in a pdf version which can also be viewed as individual web pages for each topic with some of them having podcasts as well as part of the 'conversations about digital preservation' series.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Winners of 2010 Best Archives on the Web

ArchivesNext has announced the winners of the 2010 best archives on the web awards here. The three categories were:

  • Best re-purposing of descriptive data
  • Best use of crowdsourcing for description
  • Most innovative archives on the Web
Go check it out to see who won what?

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