Food for thought: Archives feeds

Following yesterday’s post on my current RM feeds, these are the current RSS feeds on my Archives netvibes tab.  Mostly on digital preservation and digitisation – two areas where things change particularly quickly, and I don’t think I would keep anywhere near abreast of developments otherwise.  The others are professional thought leaders/provokers which I find challenging and thought-provoking of my own professional practice and how I guide my own service.


Chris Prom’s Practical E-Records – a fantastic work in progress, regularly updated, with practical “recommendations that small and medium sized archives can use to make digital curation and archives a systematic institutional function in your institution.”  I always learn something from Chris’ blog which I can apply at work – as well as him making me think.

Alexandra Eveleigh at Around the World in 80 Gigabytes – Alex blogs on archives & technology, not frequently, but always thoughtfully, and is generous in sharing her experiences and learning from conferences.  Digital preservation and user collaboration are her main themes.

futureArch – a Mellon-funded digital preservation project at my old stamping ground.  Follow their journey, and benefit from their series of media recognition posts.

JISC digitisation & content programme – source of funding (!) and of great information on, you guessed it,…  Their netvibes dashboard has links to the blogs of many of their funded projects.

Ariadne: web magazine for information professionals, aimed at those in HE but of interest beyond the sector.  Wide ranging content balancing the strategic and the technical.  Seems to be back on quarterly publication schedule.

The Archives Hub – focusses on “issues relating to archives in the digital age, including the provision of effective online services, standards, best practice, interoperability and dissemination.”  Keep abreast of technical and other developments – written in clear and insightful prose.

Kate Theimer at Archives Next – Kate covers issues facing archives, including technology – particularly web 2.0, evolving business models, and professional identity & organizations (US).

The Cardigan Continuum – an archives & records management reading group, started in summer 2011.  The blog summarises their offline  meetups and twitter chats, and flags up new reading.  A welcome development outside the more formal ARA structures and institutional arrangements – particularly their approach to amplification which means that those outside London get some remote benefit!

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