Digital Archiving

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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
Rall, Ted
Article
2015
Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded his...
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009

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Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
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Articles, books, documents, periodicals, multi-media, and other resources on a wide range of social and environmental issues. Includes more than 10,000 resources indexed by Title, Author, and Subject.

Sources Library

Archival Science
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The theory and study of the safe storage, cataloguing and retrieval of documents and items.
Bookworms Rejoice
Digital deal paves the way for online access
Johnson, Bobbie
2008
Google and the US book industry struck a deal to sell digitized books online and distribute royalties to their authors and publishers through a third party.
Data storage device
A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data).
Digital Domesday Book lasts 15 years not 100
McKie, Robin; Thorpe, Vanessa
2002
It was meant to be a showcase for Britain's electronic prowess but 16 years after it was created, the £2.5 million BBC Domesday Project has achieved an unexpected and unwelcome status: it is now unrea...
Digital Preservation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The active management of digital information over time to ensure its accessibility.
Digital Preservation Management
Impelementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems
The MIT Libraryis pleased to be the host institution for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop and Tutorial. This expanded program is based on the workshop curriculum initially developed at Cor...
FoundSF
Shaping San Francisco's Digital Archive
FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 a...
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Brown, Mark
2011
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
Google can't be trusted to look after our books
Barron, Simon
2011
The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural r...
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
2012
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
Sources News Release
2009
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
The treasures of Timbuktu
The race is on to preserve papers dating back to a west African golden age
Rice, Xan
2007
West African scholars are quickly discovering the wealth of manuscripts burried in and near Timbuktu dating from the 11th century. Governments and universities are building archives in which to house ...

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Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.