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Archive: June 2012 (23 Posts)

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Web Archiving and Mainstreaming Special Collections: The Case of the Latin American Government Documents Archive

Posted by: Trevor Owens

When historians of the future want to understand Latin American governments, they are going to be thrilled that curators like Kent Norsworthy from University of Texas Libraries have been preserving Latin American government websites. Since 2005 the Latin American Government Documents Archive  has been collecting, preserving, and providing access to ministerial and presidential documents from 18 Latin …

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Notes from THATCamp Museums NYC

Posted by: Trevor Owens

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Humanities and Technology Camp, or THATCamp, is a model for holding low-cost, collaborative “unconferences” at which professionals from a range of different communities can share tools, knowledge, and ideas to support the relationship between the …

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2012 Junior Fellows Working on Digital Preservation Policies

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

The following is a guest post by Emily Reynolds and Chelcie Rowell, 2012 Junior Fellows. Every summer, the Library of Congress hosts interns as part of its Junior Fellows program. This year, 38 students from across the country were placed in a variety of library departments. Two fellows—Emily Reynolds and Chelcie Rowell—are working in the …

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Harvesting and Preserving the Future Web: Content Capture Challenges

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Information Technology Specialist for the Repository Development Group. Following our earlier summary of the recent International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly, I thought I’d share some of the insights from the workshop, “Harvesting and Preserving the Future Web. The workshop was divided into three topics: 1) …

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CurateCamp Processing: Processing Data/Processing Collections

Posted by: Trevor Owens

Alongside this year’s NDSA/NDIIPP conference, DigitalPreservation 2012, we are excited to try out another kind of meeting, an unconference. In conjunction with DigitalPreservation 2012 we are going to play host to a CurateCamp. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there are no spectators, everyone …