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.



georg.buechler said...

Dear David,

thank you for your contributions and your pioneering work, and good luck for your future endeavours!


dkemper said...

Thank you, Georg.

Ed said...

Sometimes it is best to tie off projects like this. I hope you'll find, like I did, that doing so will free your mind (and time) to consider new opportunities that you wouldn't have otherwise considered. In other words, this isn't an ending, but a beginning. All good things!


dkemper said...

Thanks, Ed. Well said. A new beginning indeed.

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

Maintaining a blog is a lot of work, so pat yourself on the back for keeping this one going for so long. I hope that the space in your life is filled with something wonderful and exciting! (Or may just needed time to stop and look at the flowers.)

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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.