The ROM Drama

A major site that hosts ROMS of classic video games has shut down because they are being sued by Nintendo. There’s a lot of discussion around this topic circulating in games journalism. Here’s a few pieces https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/emuparadise-shuts-down-rom-downloads-amid-lawsuit-fears/ https://kotaku.com/in-defense-of-roms-a-solution-to-dying-games-and-broke-1828340811 What are this issue There are some issues at play here that don’t seem complex at first, […]

SAA Day 2: Research Forum

I’m posting my thoughts on day 2 a day late. It was just that much fun. I spent the day listening to the presentations at the 10th annual Research Forum. The presentations and posters were on a diverse range of topics, and I’m really just beginning to digest much of what I experienced. A few […]

SAA 2016 Day 1: Black Archives Now

Day 1 is done, and while I only had one event today it was a great one. Emory hosted a series of lightening talks and open discussion that focused on black archives and archival collections in the Atlanta area. Specifically, the discussion focused on how these organizations were collaborating with various communities, providing access to […]

STOP USING THE TERM WEB 2.0

That’s it I’ve had it. Let’s kill the term Web 2.0. It’s dated and completely misrepresents what’s really happening online today. To be perfectly honest, it makes us in the information profession look way bad because we insist on using this term or even the 2.0 terminology. Origins of the Term I get that it’s still […]

Freud, Derrida and Electronic Records – Beginnings

For some reason, hubris, scholarly ambition or possibly madness, I’ve begun an extremely slow and careful reading of Archive Fever by Derrida. Often times postmodern issues, this work in particular, crop up in classes, research and impolite conversation, and I felt that it was needed to really give it a careful reading and test my […]