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Archive for April, 2016

With Data Uncertainty, Archiving the Sounds of Internet Communities is Necessary

Have a read of Jake Witz’s piece on how ever-changing technology is threatening digital music archives.

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A Collection Of LGBTQ History

Lyndsey D’arcangelo reports on a new online LGBTQ archive which “is the largest searchable digital archive of LGBTQ history [that] brings together 1.5 million pages of rare and unique content covering social, political, health and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world”.

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The Data That Can Outlive Humanity

G. Clay Whittaker reports on groundbreaking research that is working toward developing a digital data storage system that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

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Copyright & Cultural Memory Conference: 9th June 2016/The Lighthouse/ Glasgow

About the Conference How does copyright impact the access to, and use of, our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online? Copyright and Cultural Memory is a free one-day conference, organised by CREATe, designed to explore this essential question. It will take place on the 9th June 2016 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Specifically, the conference…

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Reborn digital

adj. Of or relating to a physical object that has been digitized and stored in an online archive, making it more readily accessible.

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York: Gateway to History – Community Archives Guidance Resources

York: Gateway to History – a two-year Heritage Lottery Funded project we collaborated with last year – has now officially ended. You can read all about the project highlights in the final blog post of the project’s Community Collections & Outreach Archivist – Sarah Tester here.  One of the main legacies of the project is…

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