without exaggeration I've been trying to get these updates made to the NARA transfer guidance since July 2020 and FINALLY. I am going to frame this archives.gov/records-mgmt/memo

does anyone know how to use TopBraid Composer to transform a spreadsheet into RDF and is willing to give me an hour of their time ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

status update from my day ever working on site in my 25 months of this job: turned the car around this morning to go back home for my work ID (which I had on me the whole time); no coffee; wore my dress backwards until 2 pm

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My SAA slides & speaker notes for "If a checksum falls [/fails] in a forest..." from the panel โ€œOpening the Black Box: Transparency and Conplexity in Digital Preservationโ€ are available here: sched.co/ESlh

Woooooo today is the day I finally got access to APTrust. I probably shouldn't be excited because I guess that means more work for me?

Opened up the FRED all of 3 times this week, but finally have found the ideal zip tie situation to keep the cord for the imaging shelf from getting stuck ๐ŸŽ‰ digipres.club/media/Lt7elEo8-N

lol this email from SAA "Your presentation is in just three short weeks! Now that you've pulled together the content" nope, nope, haven't done that

WWYD with an input/output error when disk imaging optical media using dcfldd? Use ddrescue?

advice: what would you assign someone as some good primer readings on digital preservation & digital forensics? This is for a current MLIS student who hasn't taken any courses in this area yet. cc @amelish

people who accession/image/otherwise manage internal hard drives: do you label directly on them with permanent marker, or do you put a sticker label on them? or something else?

apparently the file system on the disks was unreadable by FTK when imaging was attempted in 2015 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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today is the day I call back from storage 174 5.25" floppy disks that were accessioned in 1994, discovered in a dark corner of the archives in 2013, and have eluded the past 2 digital archivists

I think there was a discussion on here a few weeks ago (@ron_houk @edsu maybe?) about the all-virtual anthropological conference happening...JHU hosted the website and provided technical support, so now a discussion is starting about how we're going to preserve & provide access to the conference environment (recorded video of the conference, website, twitter feed, etc.)

web archiving folks: do you/how do you document decisions such as collection scope rules? I'm struggling with the transparency/authority of such decisions, like: who decided to block this subdomain, when, and why? Where should that info live? cc @sabrams @amelish @landlibrarian @joe

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