Bias, Perception, and Archival Praxis

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Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez is Processing Archivist for Latin American Collections at Princeton University Library. Elvia holds an MLIS with a concentration in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She has presented widely on digital archives and diversity and is co-author with Rose L. Chou, Jenna Friedman, Simone Fujita, and Cynthia Mari Orozco ...

POST: What’s a Nice English Professor Like You Doing in a Place Like This: An Interview With Matthew Kirschenbaum

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Trevor Owens has posted a terrific interview with Matt Kirschenbaum (Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities). In it, they discuss his involvement in the digital archives and digital forensics communities, the hurdles that born digital materials create, BitCurator, and ...

RESOURCE: Crowdsourcing + Machine Learning: Nicholas Woodward at TCDL

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Nicholas Woodward, Software Developer at the University of Texas Libraries, shares the text of the talk he gave at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. Woodward describes his novel approach for transcribing the Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive, a collection of over 12 million pages: My approach looks to break up ...

POST: Electronic Literature as Cultural Heritage (Confessions of an Incunk)

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Matt Kirschenbaum (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) shares the text from his talk at the Library of Congress’s Electronic Literature Showcase. In the talk, Kirschenbaum self-identifies as an Incunk, or “one who has assumed archival and curatorial stewardship over… electronic literature collections.” He discusses the issues at stake when “electronic literature passes from ...

CFP: Composing In/With/Through Archives: An Open-Access, Born Digital Edited Collection

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The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at Michigan State University invites essays (8000 words) and case studies (3000 words) for a digital, OA edition that will examine, among other topics: How are we theorizing digital archives? How are we drawing from the work of digital archivists as we build our own archives and conduct digital archival ...

Reflections on THATCamp MLA 2013

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In this post, Amanda Rust (English + Theatre Librarian at Northeastern University Libraries) shares her notes and reflections from THATCamp MLA, and offers advice for those considering THATCamp attendance. THATCamp MLA, held in Boston on January 2, 2013, just before the annual MLA Convention, had a rich selection of session proposals (the final schedule is here). While I’ll report ...