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Kryoflux-athon – the scores are in! TAGS: Well, its been a very…dexterous day…fingers and hands flipping between 2 sets of screens, two mice and piles of discs but at the end of it we managed to image …Continue reading →

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International Digital Preservation Day – Kryoflux-athon 2017! Back in July I posted the great news that we’d purchased a Kryoflux, along with 5.25″ drives, to enable us to read the growing number of disks we’re finding in …Continue reading →

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It’s like christmas here at the CRC! TAGS: | | | | | | | 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 …Continue reading →

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Old dog…new tricks! TAGS: | | | 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 …Continue reading →

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Volunteering in the Digital Archives – Guest post from Julia Konig TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | I started volunteering at the Centre for Research Collections (CRC) a couple of months ago, on the 22nd March 2017. My task has been to audit digital media from various …Continue reading →

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ArchivematiCamp 2017 TAGS: 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 …Continue reading →

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Here’s an interesting question…how do you build accessibility into your digital preservation service? TAGS: | | | | | | | 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 …Continue reading →

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Appraising digital collections…how do you do it? TAGS: | | 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 …Continue reading →

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Building up our digital preservation service TAGS: | | | | | | | | 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 …Continue reading →

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ArchivematiCamp 2016 TAGS: | | | | | | 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 – …Continue reading →

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Correcting Shakespeare Since November last year, I have been volunteering on the Luna Project in the Digital...
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Default utility Image The Good, the Fair and the Unusable. Conservation of Session Papers at the CRC. This week, Projects Conservator Nicole introduces a brand new project she is working on at...
Default utility Image Problem Photographs in the Patrick Geddes Collection This week’s blog comes from Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, who has come across a sticky...

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