Category Archives: new technologies

The Website for the New Archives Hub

The back end of a new system usually involves a huge amount of work and this was very much the case for the Archives Hub, where we changed our whole workflow and approach to data processing (see The Building Blocks … Continue reading

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Micro sites: local interfaces for Archives Hub contributors

Background Back in 2008 the Archives Hub embarked upon a project to become distributed; the aim was to give control of their data to the individual contributors. Every contributor could host their own data by installing and running a ‘mini … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities: Patterns, Pictures and Paradigms

The recent Digital Humanities @ University of Manchester conference presented research and pondered issues surrounding digital humanities. I attended the morning of the conference, interested to understand more about the discipline and how archivists might interact with digital humanists, and … Continue reading

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The New Scholarly Record

I was lucky enough to attend the 2012 EmTACL conference in Trondheim, and this blog is based around the excellent keynote presentation by Herbert van de Sompel, which really made me think about temporal issues with the Web and how … Continue reading

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The modern archivist: working with people and technology

I’ve recently read Kate Theimer’s very excellent post on Honest Tips for Wannabe Archivists Out There. This is something that I’ve thought about quite a bit, as I work as the manager of an online service for Archives and I … Continue reading

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Blowing the dust off Special Collections

Guest Blog Post by John Hodgson Mimas works on exciting and innovative projects all the time and we wanted Hub blog readers to find out more about the SCARLET project, where Mimas staff, academics from the University of Manchester and … Continue reading

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New Horizons

The Horizon Report is an excellent way to get a sense of emerging and developing technologies, and it is worth thinking about what they might mean for archives. In this post I concentrate on the key trends that are featured … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0 in the US

Democracy 2.0: A Case Study in Open Government from across the pond. I have just listened to a presentation by David Ferriero – 10th Archivist of the US at the National Archives and Records Administration (www.archives.gov). He was talking about … Continue reading

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