Thursday, December 15, 2005

Who else is out there?

I believe that blogging is all about communicating and connecting with people who share your interests. One can find an amazing blog filled with some great content by searching feverishly or sometimes by sheer luck. I've been fortunate enough to come across a few good ones--and I'm always on the lookout for more.

In searching for and reading blogs about electronic documents/records, digital preservation, digitization projects, technology etc, I've noticed a nice trend among bloggers: people making mention of the blogs that they read, listing them, describing them, and including their URL. This is great. The search for relevant blogs becomes all the more easier.

So without further ado, here's a list (in no particular order) of the blogs that I find interesting:

  • The Ten Thousand Year Blog (by David Mattison) - I don't know how Archivist-Historian David Mattison does it, but he pulls together a wealth of digital preservation and digital culture information pretty much every single day. I subscribe to his RSS feed.
  • Digitization 101 (by Jill Hurst-Wahl) - Another content-rich, all things digital blog run by Jill Hurst-Wahl, who runs a digitization consultant service company called Hurst Associates. Very good quality stuff. I subscribe to her RSS feed.
  • digitization (Mark Jordan) - Another great blog that nicely packages news and information on digitization, electronic publishing, and digitization projects. Always a posting worth reading. I subscribe to his RSS feed.
  • ::schwagbag:: (Sherri Vokey) - Sherri is "a tech-inspired and Mac-lovin' librarian who offers up a daily (well, mostly) dose of library and technology related miscellany." What I like about Sherri's blog is that she combines her work experiences and love of technology in one cool package. I subscribe to her RSS feed.
  • The Shifted Librarian (Jenny Levine) - Jenny's blog reflects her belief that librarians ought to shift and embrace current and emerging technologies in order to truly serve tomorrow library patrons. I agree, and that's why her blog is of interest: she posts lots of information on new technologies--cool tools--and how they enhance the librarian/information professional's career and service. I subscribe to her RSS feed.
  • I Like Dust (Lindsey) - A newly discovered blog, I Like Dust chronicles the career aspirations of an archivist in training, Lindsey. (Word of advice from someone working in a university archives, inhaling dust is not good ;). I subscribe to her RSS feed.
  • Preserving the digital (Mnemosyne) - I recently came across this blog. Just started reading it. I subscribe to his/her RSS feed.
Do you know of other digitization-themed blogs?


Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

Thank you for the endorsement. I enjoy your blog also! I find it very important to monitor several "digital" related blogs because we all see/follow different things.

You might want to add for his weekly Flahsback.

BTW you can see my blogroll at

NewsGuy said...
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NewsGuy said...

Thanks very much for your kind words David. Despite what you may think, I'm well behind the curve when it comes to information on digital preservation issues. Of course I've also been blogging on the subject for about three and a half years, and have been trying to follow as best I can what's happening in the field since 2001 when I started my British Columbia Digital Library guide. My main sources of information are mailing lists, Google and Yahoo news alerts, and RSS/Atom news feeds, the last which I don't monitor as much as I should. Serendipity also plays a minor role.

dkemper said...

Thanks for your input and suggestions. It's good to see bloggers sharing information and bringing together information so that others with similar interests can learn and grow.

I'm relatively new to this e-records/digital preservation field. I am on contract at McGill, hired to work on this digitalpermanence initiative, which is by far one of the more challenging projects we have touched on.

So posting to this blog allows me to talk and share information about our work as well as reflect upon the work I am doing (and in a way start to develop a long-term career path).

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