Archive for the 'News' Category

New open-source scripts

Friday, June 17th, 2016

I wanted to go ahead and put out there some new scripts that I have recently developed.  These include: BagIt Validation Script For a given directory, this script validates all the “BagIt” bags in it, and send an email to a designated email address with the status of the bags.  BagIt is a standard and […]

Spring 2016 Courses

Monday, January 25th, 2016

This semester is off to a nice start. In LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives, students will be working to arrange, describe and digitize portions of a collection of architectural photography (with some landscape and craft photography) donated to the School by the estate of Bill Maris. You can checkout the finding aid created by […]

Archiving Email Newsletters, or getting your Newsletters out of Constant Contact

Friday, August 14th, 2015

In this blog post, I am going to offer a way to extract large batches of email newsletters from Constant Contact for the purposes of creating email archives, resulting in each message as a PDF. First, some background.  I have recently finished an email archiving project for the History & Archives of Front Runners New […]

Fall 2015 Courses

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Fall semester is just right around the corner and I thought I would share my upcoming course projects.  This semester’s LIS 668 Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archives we will be working on digitizing, curating, and making available a collection of video and sound recordings around the topic of Women, AIDS, and ActUP, […]

Upcoming classes @ Pratt SILS with hands-on archival projects

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Hello there. I just wanted to send out some information on upcoming classes at Pratt SILS that have hands-on archival projects, and what those projects are: Summer 2015 – LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives The project this semester will be focusing on born-digital archives and endangered electronic media, which include records that originate on […]

Mobile Technology, Oral History and the 9/11 Memorial

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I have published a new paper in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture titled “Mobile Technology, Oral History and the 9/11 Memorial: A Study of Digitally Augmented Remembrance.” Below is the abstract and the article can be downloaded from the publisher site. I also have made a pre-print available here. I would like to thank the […]

Unix Commands and Batch Processing for the Reluctant Librarian or Archivist

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Check-out my new article in Code4Lib Journal: Unix Commands and Batch Processing for the Reluctant Librarian or Archivist. ABSTRACT The Unix environment offers librarians and archivists high-quality tools for quickly transforming born-digital and digitized assets, such as resizing videos, creating access copies of digitized photos, and making fair-use reproductions of audio recordings. These tools, such […]

Presenting at ALISE

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I am presenting a poster at ALISE 2013 for a research project I have proposed. The poster and abstract are below: ABSTRACT In the last several years, cultural heritage institutions (museums, libraries, and archives) have begun to make use of mobile technology to reach new members and investigate the potential of mobile technology to add […]

Library of Congress digital preservation blog

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I have always enjoyed reading the Library of Congress’ blog, The Signal, about all these related to digital preservation.  Trevor Owens of LOC was kind enough to interview me and put it on The Signal.  You can check out the interview on their site.

Fall 2012 Courses

Monday, August 20th, 2012

I am teaching a new course this semester called Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archiving.  We will first cover the issues around the transition from film to digital, starting with a screening of Side by Side at the Quad Cinema.  We will then swing into issues related to converting video and sound, since we […]