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Quarantine PC set up

It’s like christmas here at the CRC!

So today I received more toys to play with… In addition to receiving funding to purchase a Kryoflux I was also able to purchase some additional kit to complement our growing forensic workstation. At present our quarantine PC is not backed up through the university’s regular back up procedures owing to the fact that 99% […]

Kryoflux board

Old dog…new tricks!

A few weeks ago – and with some money left in the kitty – I made a pitch to purchase some additional equipment to build on established procedures in place for handling physical media in the collections. At present we have the capacity to capture, quarantine and virus check items on CDs, DVDs, flash storage […]

ArchivematiCamp 2017

ArchivematiCamp UK was a 3 day annual conference held at the University of York. It’s purpose is to bring together organisations and institutions who are either interested in using Archivematica for the long term preservation of digital records, or those who are testing or who have Archivematica in a production environment. This year’s camp was […]

Equality-and-Diversity

Here’s an interesting question…how do you build accessibility into your digital preservation service?

I recently attended training on Equality Impact Assessments here at Edinburgh University to enable me to better understand our obligations, under the Equality Act, in the provision of our digital preservation service. The session was thoroughly enlightening and got me thinking much more deeply about how we ensure the methods that we use for discovery […]

Questions, questions!

Appraising digital collections…how do you do it?

We have recently recruited, as part of a wider project, an archivist to look specifically at the thorny issue of appraisal, both of non-digital and digital collections. In doing so our plan is to develop a methodology and set of criteria that can be applied to collections that require some degree of assessment. Naturally, digital […]

Building up our digital preservation service

On the 14th December last year the Centre for Research Collections, at the University of Edinburgh, welcomed colleagues from Court Services to witness the ingest of the first corpus of digital records through our digital preservation system, Archivematica. This represents a huge step the University has now taken to begin to address the issue of […]

School of Information, University of Michigan

ArchivematiCamp 2016

This year Artefactual organised their inaugural user conference, ArchivematiCamp, kindly hosted by the University of Michigan, School of Information in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event ran from August 24th – 26th and was open to any organisation/institution that was either using, or thinking of using, Artefactual’s digital preservation system, Archivematica. Both myself and my colleague, […]

Edinburgh Preserves logo

Edinburgh Preserves get-together, 22nd September 2016

Do you work with digital archives, or are you thinking about digital preservation? Edinburgh Preserves is an informal digital preservation support group for those in and around the Edinburgh area. We’re having a get-together to share our experiences and discuss projects, tools and procedures over a glass of wine. If you’re interested in digital preservation […]

Presenting 'building a digital preservation programme'

Building a digital preservation programme – ARA conference 2016

Hello all. Its been a wee while since my last post so I thought I’d post about the presentation I gave at the Archives and Records Management conference in London last month. The ARA website has a nice round up of some of the sessions so have a read of those. After a lengthy train […]

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