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Archive for November, 2012

Recovering Eyebeam’s Archive

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Recovering Eyebeam’s Archive from DEEPSPEED media on Vimeo.

Jonathan Minard, a current Fellow at Eyebeam, put together this video about the post-Sandy recovery effort of their media archive that was flooded during the storm. It was a great collaborative effort put into place by Jonathan, Erik Pi

Disaster Response Information & Assistance

Friday, November 16th, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy we compiled a list of disaster response resources such as guidelines, advisory services, relief grant opportunities, and aggregate sites, especially focusing on resources related to audiovisual assets. These resources are pertinent to any type of disaster, not just hur

Is It Wrong To Focus On Saving Mere Things After A Disaster?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

One of the great conflicts I have with the choice of my career is the primary focus on material objects, on plastic things. Sure, those things hold important cultural content, but int he end they (generally) are not a matter of life or death. They are not people who are suffering, who could use the

Can Better Metadata Help Better Manage Costs and Disaster Recovery

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Based primarily (I myself believe) on my sterling undergrad honors thesis on the topic of African-American Women’s 19th Century Spiritual Personal Narratives, I was able to procure a temporary staffing position as a file clerk with a workers compensation and general liability insurance company.

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Insuring Media Archives & Leveraging Data Management as a Risk Reduction Solution

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Creating item level records for archival media collections is seen as a high cost investment, but it may help save costs and efforts in the long run, especially in the event of a major loss due to disaster.