Current Cites – the amazing 25th anniversary

I suspect that a large part of the audience for this blog also subscribes to Current Cites the “annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology” as the masthead describes it. Those of us who subscribe would describe it as “essential”. Those of us who publish newsletters describe the fact that …

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Curation of born-digital materials begins at home

  Like most people, I have an “archive” of personal born-digital materials on various media.  Like most people’s personal archives, mine has CDs and DVDs and 3 1/2″ disks.  Mine may be a bit unusual in that it includes things created in obsolete software (WordStar, SuperCalc, Dbase2) running on the CP/M operating system and stored …

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Archivists should be key players in managing born-digital library materials

As an archivist, I’m acutely aware of the broad applicability of archivists’ skills and expertise to the challenges facing research libraries—challenges in areas beyond those traditionally seen as within the archivist’s purview. This has become increasingly true as we become more deeply enmeshed in the complexities of the digital age. In recent years I’ve observed …

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The Evolving Scholarly Record Workshop — the San Francisco edition and the series wrap-up

The report, The Evolving Scholarly Record, introduced a framework for discussing the changes in the scholarly record and in the roles of stakeholders. Over the past year, OCLC has conducted a series of workshops to socialize the framework.   You can read about the first three Evolving Scholarly Record workshops on hangingtogether.org:  the Amsterdam workshop, the …

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