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, […]
Here’s a new case study on outreach.
Here’s a new introductory case study on arrangement: That’s the Way the Boxes Tumble. This case study is designed for an introduction to arrangement. It could be used in class for formative assessment purposes. It could also be used as an online discussion board prompt for formative assessment.
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s my materials for the Society of Georgia Archivist workshop I led on the topic of law and archives. Slides Handouts handout 6 handout5 handout4 handout3 handout2 Handout1 handout 7 Case Studies Take the Records and Run (A Law Case Study) More Stuff, More Problems (An Appraisal and Acquisition Case Study) Grey Haired Area (A […]
What really is a record? I don’t plan on answering that, but it’s a good thought for Monday especially after watching this Vice Daily on the Nitrate Picture Show at the George Eastman Museum. The museum is one of the places that has a theater capable of still showing original nitrate prints. Some of the interviewees […]
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 […]
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 […]
To know the world, one has to penetrate it as deeply as possible. I recently came across this quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski in a Vice article. I was completely unfamiliar with Kapuscinski either the journalist or the author before stumbling into this bit of text in a, but this quote really got me thinking about the course on […]