Archive for the 'Digital Archives' Category

Summer 2017 Course Project with New York Times

Monday, April 17th, 2017

My summer 2017 course LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives will be collaborating with the New York Times to do a photography digitization and curation project. The photographer the project will focus on George Tames, photojournalist for the New York Times between 1945-1985. He has been referred to as the “Photographer of Presidents,” and you […]

Projects in Spring 2017 Archives Courses

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

I would like to share the upcoming course projects in my classes that I will be teaching this Spring: LIS 665-01 Projects in Digital Archives The course project will focus on creating an online exhibition around an oral history project called “Civil Rights in Brooklyn Oral History Collection,” in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library […]

Quick Metadata Entry in Omeka

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Anyone who has ever taken one of my classes knows that I like Omeka. It is very easy to use, and has many nice features.  However, one limitation is that it can be difficult to do rapid data entry on many items.  For example, if you use the Dropbox plugin to bring in several hundred […]

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, […]

Summer School!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Hello there.  So this summer I will be teaching Projects in Digital Archives for a fifth year in a row.  This semester, we will be working with a selection of personal materials from Ms. Liza Loop.  Ms. Loop is looking to create the History of Computing in Learning and Education (HCLE) Virtual Museum, and has […]

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 […]

Guggenheim Museum Electronic Records Project

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the staff of the Guggenheim Museum on their Electronic Records Startup project. The project has completed, and you can find all the reports from the project on the Library & Archives webpage, including the Three-tiered plan for Managing Electronic Records.

Challenges to Born-Digital Institutional Archiving: The Case of a New York Art Museum

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

I have written a new article that highlights the challenges to born-digital institutional archiving, using a New York art museum as a case.  It is appearing soon in Records Management Journal, but you can download a preprint here. ABSTRACT Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the challenges to born-digital institutional archiving, […]

Fall 2014 Teaching

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Hello World. This semester I am teaching three classes: 2 sections of Projects in Digital Archives, and Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archiving. For the Wednesday section of Projects in Digital Archives, the class will be working with my colleagues Susan Malbin and Christine McEvilly from the American Jewish Historical Society to incorporate new […]