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Syllabi for Spring 2017 courses

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

I am happy to share by Spring 2017 course syllabi.  Enjoy! LIS 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections LIS 635 Archives Appraisal, Acquisition & Use LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives 2015 archives students working on processing a collection in LIS 625

New tool to export photos from Facebook pages and groups

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A few years ago, Facebook famously started allowing users to download their own data, providing them with a zip file of all their photos and status updates. However, they have never offered such a feature for pages or groups.  The tool developed allows you to download all the photo albums for a page that you like or a group that […]

Summer 2016 course project: born-digital archives

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In this summer’s session of born-digital archives, students have been working on a born-digital archives project, which includes working with records on obsolete media (5.25 diskettes, 3.5 floppies, Zip disks, Mini DV tapes, etc.) as well as inactive records on network storage which originate in a variety of antiquated file formats (e.g., WordPerfect, email in MS Outlook […]

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 […]

Upcoming course projects (Fall and Summer 2016 semesters)

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Below you will find the upcoming course projects that we be undertaken by my students in the Fall 2016 and Summer 2016 classes: Fall 2016 – LIS 668-01 Projects in Moving Image and Sound Archives The course project in this class will involve digital reformatting and exhibiting to the public the public access program Dyke […]

New script: Archives Finder

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Recent initiatives in accessioning born-digital archives have focused on removable media, such as using forensic tools to image media (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4).  However, there has been little discussion of the born-digital archiving needs of institutional archives.  In institutional settings, terabytes of records with permanent value often reside on large, unstructured network drives, often […]

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 […]