Sunday, April 18, 2010

Closing Up Shop: The DIGITAL Archive Ends

Dear Readers,

I have been thinking about this decision for some time, and I believe the moment is right to make the announcement.

I have decided to cease publishing The DIGITAL Archive.

Since 2005 I have had the pleasure of writing down my thoughts and opinions on the world of archives and emerging technologies. It's been a blast! But the time has come, I believe, to sunset this blog and to set my sights on other web endeavours.

I want to thank all my readers--the many archivists, librarians, records managers, and curious passer-byers--who have visited and read and commented on the blog over the years. Thank you for reading. I hope I contributed to the archival blogosphere in a meaningful and helpful way, and I hope I persuaded enough people to take a closer look at archives, at emerging technologies, and how they both could work hand-in-hand to benefit the profession and the wider community.

I am happy to report that the archival blogosphere is more vibrant and sophisticated than when I started back in 2005, when, admittedly, blogging was still something out there on the periphery of public discourse. Today you are well served by many smart and articulate bloggers!

I will keep The DIGITAL Archive on the web, but no longer publish new blog posts.

What's next? Not sure yet. But with so much occurring in the world of information and technology, there will be something else to blog about soon enough. :)

Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @dkemper and/or @archivesopen (my other side project).

Once again, thank you. Good luck and Godspeed.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

UPDATE: Announcement: Call for Papers Deadline Extended

Back in May, I posted an announcement concerning a Call for Papers for the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland between April 28-30, 2010. The conference is being organized by the Swiss Federal Archives in collaboration with the International Council on Archives' (ICA) European Regional Branch (EURBICA) and the Section on Professional Associations (SPA).

Fast forward to September--just a few days ago--I received an email from the Swiss Federal Archives notifying me that the paper submission deadline has been extended to September 13, 2009.

You can find more information on the extension of deadline on the Swiss Federal Archives website.

Spread the word among your colleagues.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Announcement: Call for Papers, 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving

A few days ago, I received the following email. It is an announcement and a call for papers for the 8th European Conference on Digtial Archiving that will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from April 28 - 30, 2010.
Dear Sir,
The Swiss Federal Archives organise together with the International Council on Archives' (ICA) European Regional Branch (EURBICA) and the Section on Professional Associations (SPA) the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving that takes place in Geneva, 28 - 30 April 2010.

As of now it is possible to submit abstracts online at Abstract Submission. I am writing to ask if you can publish this short announcement in your blog. You find more information on the conference and details on the Call for Papers on our website

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much for your help to promote the ECA 2010!

Best regards,
Mercedes Matas
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
My pleasure, Ms. Matas. I wish I could attend. The conference sounds interesting. (Wink wink Mercedes!)

Constant--and, I might add, very patient--readers, by all means, please feel free to spread the word about this announcement and call for papers to your colleagues.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Still Here

Hello readers!

No, I haven't closed up shop or fallen off mothership Earth. Just taking one of those unplanned, unscheduled, indefinite blogging sabbaticals.

More to come soon.

Take care, everyone.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

It's 6:48 PM DST: Do You Know Where Your Sun Is?

It's certainly hasn't set yet, that's for sure.

A clear sign that Spring is around the corner.

about the author

I am an information professional, researcher, and writer with over eight years experience in the information services field with experience in information and communication technology.

I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies and working on a Web and Multimedia Design certificate.

I believe that empowering people with information can enrich lives and transform the world.