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Archive: February 2014 (2 Posts)

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Digital Preservation Pioneer: Bill LeFurgy

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

Bill LeFurgy makes gentle stretching motions with his hands as he demonstrates how he exercises his cat’s legs every night. Clarence, his cat, just had hip surgery and LeFurgy has to serve as his physical therapist for the next two months. This routine, this new responsibility, comes at a time when he is about to …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

Saving Mementos from Virtual Worlds

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

My two young teenage daughters spend hours playing Minecraft, building elaborate virtual landscapes and structures. They are far from alone; the game has millions of fans around the world.┬áTeachers are seizing on Minecraft’s popularity with kids as a tool to teach both abstract and concrete subjects. What’s unique about this situation is not so much …