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Trying New Things: Meditations on NDSR from the Symposium in DC

Way back in August, when I was already feeling overwhelmed by this residency, I decided that yes, I was going to join the planning committee for the NDSR Symposium. I don’t know why I thought taking on more obligations was … Continue reading

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Adventures in Perceptual Hashing

Background One of the primary goals of my project at CUNY TV is to prototype a system of perceptual hashing that can be integrated into our archival workflows. Perceptual hashing is a method of identifying similar content using automated analysis; … Continue reading

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Reporting from the PNW: Online Northwest Conference

Hello, it’s your Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Northwest resident here reporting on happenings in the Cascadia region. I was fortunate to learn about the Online Northwest conference (someone who attended my KBOO Edit-a-Thon event told me about it!), although last minute. … Continue reading

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Library Technology Conference

I had juuuuuuuuuuust enough in my professional development funds to attend my very first Library Technology Conference at Macalester College in St. Paul. My local mentor, Jason Roy, recommended the conference to me. Though I could only afford to attend … Continue reading

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Professional Development Time Project: Audiorecorder

One of the incredible things about my NDSR residency is that it requires me to spend 20% of my time working on professional development. This allows me to devote quite a bit of time to learning skills and working on … Continue reading

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Save the Data!

On Saturday, February 25th, I met an archivist friend for lunch and then we went to our first DataRescue session, hosted by the University of Minnesota. The event went from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening. I was going to go … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

The “lone arranger” was a term I learned in my library sciences degree program and I accepted it. I visualized hard-working, problem-solving solo archivists in small staff-situations challenged with organizing, preserving, and providing access to the growing volumes of historically … Continue reading

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