Category: Cultural Memory

memory, memory practices, heritage, digitization, preservation

corporate control of archives News: Digital Archives That Disappear – Inside Higher Ed

Digital Archives That Disappear April 22, 2009 As digital archives have become more important and more popular, there are varying schools of thought among scholars about how best to guarantee that they will be around for good. Some think that the best possibility is for the creators of the archives — people generally with some […]

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The April 16 Archive: Front Pages Collection

The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture is pleased to announce our Front Pages Collection, an archive of newspaper coverage of the April 16 tragedy. The hundreds of front pages posted on this site were given to the Center by a thoughtful individual in the aftermath of the shootings. Together, they capture a wide variety […]

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YouTube – QueenRania’s Channel

QueenRania [From YouTube – QueenRania’s Channel] ——– this is a brilliant use of youtube!

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Workshop on Humanities Applications for World Community Grid

IBM Presents: A Workshop on Humanities Applications for World Community Grid On October 6, 2008, IBM will be sponsoring a free one-day workshop in Washington, DC on high performance computing for humanities and social science research. This workshop is aimed at digital humanities scholars, computer scientists working on humanities applications, library information professionals, and others […]

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Walk of Ideas – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Walk of Ideas [From Walk of Ideas – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] —– this is a brilliant idea.

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book chapter: there is a gunman on campus

—— Brent and I have “Chapter 11: The April 16 Archive: Collecting and Preserving Memories of the Virginia Tech Tragedy” in the above book.

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New Tool for Online Collections :: Inside Higher Ed :: Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education

Archival collections, impossible to house centrally at many campuses, are about to get easier to use. Starting today, librarians and archivists can upload digital content into online collections with relative ease, allowing them to effectively curate items with open-source tools instead of relying on third-party consultants to build specialized Web portals. [From New Tool for […]

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Preservation and Access Across the Spectrum

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007) provides one clump of essays exploring the use of digitization, mostly from the vantage of museums but considering cultural heritage to span across libraries, galleries, archives, and archaeology as well. [From Preservation and Access Across the Spectrum] — this looks like an interesting […]

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Report: The future of scholarly communication: building the infastructure for cyberscholarship

Report: The future of scholarly communication: building the infastructure for cyberscholarship: The future of scholarly communication: building the infastructure for cyberscholarship link —- From craigbellamy.net

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How to pay for a free press, by André Schiffrin

How to pay for a free press, by André Schiffrin: How to pay for a free press In a media world with one eye on the bottom line and the other on the official line, it’s getting harder to publish or broadcast anything that doesn’t promise huge sales and attendant profits, and that doesn’t say […]

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