FYI John Bell (@nmdjohn on Twitter) is Dartmouth's Associate Director of the Media Ecology Project and Manager of the Digital Humanities Program.

If any of you need an intro or deeper dive into MySQL and PHP for humanities collections and DH projects, Dartmouth’s @nmdjohn is your man. There are a few seats left in his online course on Digital Collections and Exhibitions starting in a week

📝 📷 ➡️ 🖥❓What's your favorite software+hardware for scanning still images or digitizing archival docs—ideally open source? Uber-conservator @unstablearchive and uber-preservationist @ablwr would love Twitter replies or notes added to this Google Doc! [repeated from Twitter]

Hey New Yorkers--I'm in the city Saturday 13 April and happy to share a coffee or similar with fellow folks. (What's the Mastodon equivalent of "tweeps"? I hope it's not "poots.")

What do checksums, emulators, and DNA storage have in common? All taught in my online course this spring. Boy I have fun with this class.

Some takeaways from this highly entertaining convo with LoC film guru Geo Willeman: the most volatile film medium is ironically the most stable; famous directors are shooting digital and printing on analog; there's a mystery reel locked in the same safe as the Zapruder film 🔫 🎞 🗄

MT @DigitCurator: Can we link public and private Web archives without compromising privacy? This proposed framework uses Memento aggregators to negotiate between them

Microsoft just surpassed Google in market cap. Why? Because Google ignored the cloud. Like most digital preservationists.

Looking forward to hearing some neat research in indigenous archiving, community self-archiving, and distributed collections featured at Friday's Yale symposium “Is This Permanence.” My keynote, entitled “Your Archival Format Will Not Save You,” should be live-streamed from 3:30-4:30pm

Hey emulation aficionados: know any OS X or web-based EaaS emulators that can run early browsers like Netscape 4?

Learning or teaching ? Here are free educational resources from my book with Rick Rinehart, including interactive infographics, video tutorials, and quizzes.

Following @despens down the rabbit hole (er, elephant trunk). is a space for folks interested in productive conversations about, well, digital preservation! If you enjoy talking about how to do memory work with computers, or even with cardboard boxes of old photos, you belong with us on Many of us are/were Twitter users looking for an inclusive and community supported approach to social media. If any of these things sound good to you, consider joining us now.