Trying New Things: Meditations on NDSR from the Symposium in DC

Way back in August, when I was already feeling overwhelmed by this residency, I decided that yes, I was going to join the planning committee for the NDSR Symposium. I don’t know why I thought taking on more obligations was a good idea, when I was already feeling like I might collapse under the weight … Continue reading Trying New Things: Meditations on NDSR from the Symposium in DC

Reporting from the PNW: Online Northwest Conference

Hello, it’s your Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Northwest resident here reporting on happenings in the Cascadia region. I was fortunate to learn about the Online Northwest conference (someone who attended my KBOO Edit-a-Thon event told me about it!), although last minute. This small, one=day conference was well organized with the majority of the presenters and participants … Continue reading Reporting from the PNW: Online Northwest Conference

Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

The “lone arranger” was a term I learned in my library sciences degree program and I accepted it. I visualized hard-working, problem-solving solo archivists in small staff-situations challenged with organizing, preserving, and providing access to the growing volumes of historically and culturally relevant materials that could be used by researchers. As much as the archives … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Preservation Plan

I have completed my NDSR AAPB residency at Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)! While most of my cohort will continue chugging along for another few months, I sadly have to finish up a bit early. But, I’m leaving for an exciting opportunity in the conservation department at the Denver Art Museum. I’m feeling good about the … Continue reading Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Preservation Plan

Advocating for Archives in a Production Environment

One of the new experiences I’ve had here at LPB, among the many new experiences that have accompanied moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana (I have way more opinions about gumbo now), has been working for an archive in a production environment. The primary purpose of a TV station is, believe it or not, to broadcast … Continue reading Advocating for Archives in a Production Environment

Before & after XML to PBCore in ResourceSpace

I'm interested in learning about different applications of ResourceSpace for audiovisual digital preservation and collection management and wanted to explore PBCore XML data exports. Creating PBCore XML is possible in ResourceSpace, but it is dependent on each installation's metadata field definitions and data model. Out of the box, ResourceSpace allows mapping of fields to Dublin … Continue reading Before & after XML to PBCore in ResourceSpace