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Gearing Up to Wind Down

The flurry of activity at the end of a project can often alternate between the workings of a well-oiled machine and one that sounds like someone threw sand in the gears. It seems that everything is going smoothly and then … Continue reading

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Hitting Your Stride

By the time I left class on Thursday, I definitely felt like everyone was beginning to hit their stride with archiving. I spent quite a bit of time over the past few days looking at the entries you all have … Continue reading

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Viewing Image on Item Browse Page

Although Omeka doesn’t display the image when you are adding or editing the metadata, you can see the image attached to an item on the Item Browse page on the admin interface. If you choose: Toggle >> Show Details   … Continue reading

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Thinking Like a Digital Archivist

Several folks have commented that the course is moving by so quickly. We aren’t quite half-way through, but already I see you developing the ability to think like a digital archivist and come to terms with all the ambiguity that … Continue reading

Posted in Class Notes, Week 2 | 6 Comments

In Response to the Question, “Preservation vs. Digitization?”

This is a really great (and complex) topic that Chrisie raises. Much of the digitization that occurs in libraries, museums, and memory projects is done for the purpose of making their collections, especially their special collections, accessible to a wider … Continue reading

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Steep Learning Curve

I am always a bit apprehensive about the start of a new course on digital archiving because when you leave the theoretical realm and enter the application realm there is an incredibly steep learning curve. Much like the Gartner Hype … Continue reading

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Adding a Blog Post

Here’s a quick tutorial on creating a post and assigning it to one or more categories. If you follow the instructions that Robert posted, your posts will be added to your page.

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Welcome to Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives!

Welcome to ILS652! This is the class blog for Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives. For the next five weeks you will find yourself immersed in the creation of a collection that will document the lives lost in the terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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