Archive for February, 2014

The 100 Year Lie And The Lay Of The Shelf

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

*Thanks to Kevin Driedger for the inspiration here (and shout out) in his blog post “Time & Media” over at Library Preservation 2.

One of my mantras about media collections and moving from the analog to the digital realm is the fact that reformatting is a necessary component of audiovisual pr

More Podcast, Less Process Episode 7 Now Available

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Episode #7 of “More Podcast, Less Process”, the archives podcast co-produced by METRO and AVPreserve, is now available for streaming and download. This week’s episode is “humans.txt.mp3 : The Web Archivists Are Present” with guests Alex Thurman (Web Resources Collection Coordinator, Columbia Univers

New AVPreserve Resource on Assessing Cloud Storage

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

AVPreserve Consultant Seth Anderson wrote in a blog post earlier this week about the need for a practical approach to assessing cloud storage and other cloud services for use in an archival or preservation-oriented environment. He points out how “The misinterpretation of cloud services and their ope

Nine Things To Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

When evaluating cloud storage providers, it is dangerous to assume such services are only storage and therefore uncomplicated or that requirements for storage are obvious and therefor inherently met by the service provider. Experience with any technology selection will prove the opposite. No two ser

The Need for a Practical Approach to Assessing Cloud Services for Preservation

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

With each new release or update of my iPhone operating system, I am required to revisit and complete the redundant process of “setting up” my phone. The “iPhone Essentials” process includes establishing a Wi-Fi connection, signing into your Apple account, turning on various features, and setting

Three Views Of Digital Preservation

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

I worked on a large inventory project with a group of media production units in the Department of Defense a few years ago. We were at one of the storage facilities and a shipment of albums that had been on a base in Spain came in that day. As we were opening one of the couch-sized boxes to get an es