The National Archives UK: All About Digital Preservation

I love a good resource on digital preservation. Here is another one from the UK, from the National Archives.

I particularly like the “Digital Preservations FAQ’s” section which talks about funding, expertise, and some golden rules like always holding two copies of a record and documenting processes.

The Guidance section includes practical information about file formats and storage media. Finally, there is a page devoted to Policy Guidance because every good digital collection should be backed up not only in multiple locations, but backed up by a solid policy.

Thanks to Jill Hurst-Wahl at Digitization 101 for pointing out this amazing resource!

5 Things Thursday: Late Summer Edition

Here are five things to tide you over as summer draws to a close:

  1. HP acquires Autonomy – what does this mean for MediaBin DAM?
  2. Starting library school? Here are some tips from Hack Lib School.
  3. Want to be famous in your profession?
  4. Learn more about databases from Stanford University.
  5. Would you like to know more about SEO competitive analysis?

Make Your Own September Issue: Cond?? Nast Archive

If you are interested in fashion and in reading big, hefty, glossy magazines, you are familiar with the mythic September issues. Well, did you also know that stock giant Corbis Images offers rights for editorial use of the Condé Nast archive of images?   

The Condé Nast Archive, with a collection dating back to 1892, is one of the finest resources in the publishing world. The selection of photography features work by such giants as Edward Steichen, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, John Rawlings, George Hoyningen-Huene, Toni Frissell, Henry Clarke, and many others.

From a Pucci dress to a portrait of Joni Mitchell to a woman dining with a cheetah, this image collection will amaze and inspire.

5 Things Thursday: Melange

Here are 5 more things, just like every week:

  1. Want a website that inspires and informs your book club? Try Book Club Buddy.
  2. Thinking about how people search?
  3. What is your value proposition?
  4. Piccsy: do we need another photo site? If so, this one is pretty cool.
  5. Want to read how Hack Library School hacked my program at SJSU?


BONUS: Marvelous post by Meredith Farkas “Be the change you want to see.”