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Appraising digital archive collections – some final thoughts

During our JISC Transformations project I have posted a couple of times (here and here) about the work I have been doing to appraise one of our personal digital archive collections. As our project comes to an end I thought it … Continue reading

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Meta-morphosis: what’s the plan?

It’s that time of year where we regroup after Christmas and take stock of progress during the past six months. We have spent much of that time completing pilots, attempting to customise our software and attending JISC mash-up sessions. In … Continue reading

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Meta-morphosis: wrestling with Eprints and Calm

Our customisation of Eprints is now tentatively underway. I expected this to be difficult, but didn’t think it would be as hard as it is proving. I was warned that Eprints is notoriously badly documented. There is a Wiki, but … Continue reading

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The digital dilemma – how do you go about sorting and cataloguing a digital personal archive?

We recently received a personal archive collection that will be of great importance to researchers today and in the future, but at 76 500 files (25.5GB) we were a little perplexed as to how to go about making the collection available. … Continue reading

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Meta-morphosis: what’s in a name?

I recently attended the Archives and Records Association annual conference. The session I enjoyed the most was Jenny Bunn’s “We’re all digital archivists now?”, partly because it involved discussion (I do love a good natter), but also it seemed very … Continue reading

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Meta-morphosis: thinking about how to make the digital accessible

Sounds like a no-brainer right?  After all, we’ve all used Flickr, Facebook, Google docs and similar. But making digital material accessible, while also preserving it and protecting copyright, is a different beast. As part of this project we’re considering how to make … Continue reading

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