December 14, 2017

Video Presentation: “Archiving Large Swaths of Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement”

Recently posted video from the CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting (April 2-3, 2012) in Baltimore.

Speakers

Howard Besser
Director, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program
New York University

David Millman
Director, Digital Library Technology Services
New York University

Sharon M. Leon
Director of Public Projects, Center for History & New Media
George Mason University

Kristine Hanna
Director, Archiving Services
Internet Archive

Summary

Archiving born-digital content from the “Occupy” movement can serve as a prototype for archiving all kinds of user-contributed content. In this presentation, several organizations will discuss the tools and methods they have developed for ingesting, preserving, and offering discovery services to large numbers of digital works where they cannot really rely on the contributors to follow standards and metadata assignment. Topics covered will range from automatic extraction of time-stamp and location metadata (and an empirical analysis of which upload services strip these out), to app development for uploading content along with permission forms, to maintaining lists of frequently-changing URL nodes for web-crawling, to issues in educating content creators in best practices. Speakers will also discuss issues in trying to document a social movement while it is happening.

Presentations

Presentation (Besser PPT)
Presentation (Millman PPT)
Presentation
 (Leon PDF)
Presentation (Hanna PPTX)

Additional Links

http://activist-archivists.org/
http://www.archive.org/details/occupywallstreet
http://occupyarchive.org/

 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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