Preserving Cultural Memory through Blogs and Twitter

Abstract Digital archivists are responsible for preserving our history, in the era of Web 2.0 this not an easy undertaking. Focusing on weblogs (blogs), I will attempt to examine the archiving and preservation of these digitally born materials. Aspects inherent with the nature of a blogs can make their preservation problematic to those in the…

Trusted Repositories

Robin Dale’s Rules Receive the information with utmost accuracy Store the information with integrity beyond doubt Retrieve the information without amendment Apply appropriate judgment in the use of the information Pass the information on appropriately These are from A.Rudersdorf Preservation Management 259 (Spring 2010). The Rules are pertaining to the trustworthiness of digital repositories, but…

Some Preservation Management Definitions

Group Definitions Access: Permission and ability to find, examine, and use information freely (Society of American Archivists, 2005). Society of American Archivists. (2005). A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology. Retrieved February 21, 2010, from http://www.archivists.org/glossary/term_details.asp?DefinitionKey=161. Computer-output microfilm: Copying electronic data from a computer onto microfilm or microfiche using laser technology and a film processor…