So this week I am at the 10th International Open Repositories Conference held here in Indianapolis, IN. This year Indiana University, the University of Illinois and Virginia Tech are the host sponsors. We have a large group of over 400 in attendance from all over the world. Welcome to Indy!
On Friday June 5, 2015 I will be speaking at a TLT Group Discussion on personal and scholarly archiving and preservation with Stephen Bell and Cliff Landis. Please join us! Below are my slides
See the link here: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612
Register here (it’s free): http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612/Registration
“Saving Our Stuff?” – Continued
Presenters: Steven J. Bell – Temple University, Robert H. McDonald – Indiana University, Cliff Landis – Georgia State University, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
From Research References to Family Pix
Effective Practices in Personal Digital Archiving for Faculty and Students
On April 17 in FridayLive! we began “Saving Our Stuff,” but we discovered that there was greater interest and more to discuss than fit in that hour. Based on comments and requests, we scheduled this follow-up to go deeper into these 3 main categories:
Select, Organize, Make your own backup – How? Options & Cautions
- Disaster prep; Preservation; Save private copies or publicly accessible copies.
- Enable Refind/Retrieve via Cloud, Auto Backup Resources (e.g., Evernote, DIIGO Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Scholar, Amazon Cloud, iCloud, Carbonite, Sugarsync,Transporter, etc.) Free/Fee
- Rely on Wayback Machine? For what? Wayback Machine does not access our [non-public] past Blackboard or Moodle courses
- LMS Options, Limitations
“Fair Use” vs. CASE method = Copy And Steal Everything… vs. Other Alternatives
CREATE: Find, Adapt, Select, Protect, Organize(e.g., DIIGO, Google Scholar, Evernote)
USE: Citation, Permission & Payment: Enable Refind/Retrieve/Usage; via Permission, Citation Tools, Digital Object Identifiers, Creative Commons, ImageCodr,
For the next two days the IU Data to Insight Center is hosting the SEAD All Hands Meeting at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. At the meeting we will be discussing SEAD 2.0 release and futures for our data management and curation software services platform.
Here is another action shot of @MikeFurlough kicking off the 3rd Annual HTRC UnCamp that was held March 30-31, 2015 in Ann Arbor, MI. We had a great 1.5 days together showing off our work from this year’s deliverables on the HTRC as well as getting valuable user input on the future directions of our tools and services.
So this year I got accepted for a TechTalk at the 2015 ACRL Conference. I was honored to present with Nicole Vasilevsky from the Oregon Health Sciences University. On a personal note I got a new iphone 6 plus while in Portland (Tax Free) that is unlocked and works on all world cell networks. The slide from our talk are shown below:
The closing keynote at this year’s ACRL Conference is my hero Lawrence Lessig. I really took alot away from his talk, namely that of government and the ways in which it is corrupted by different types of influences. He mentioned his grassroots group rootstrikers – http://www.rootstrikers.org and talked a bit about how his book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace has been proven correct so far in how privacy intersects with online community.
The opening keynote for #ACRL2015 is G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) who is the author of the critically acclaimed comic book Ms. Marvel. Her talk was very refreshing and brought some interesting perspectives to the overall conference. If you have not seen it you should check out the ACRL poster of Ms. Marvel – http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/9354.
As you can see from this picture – David Minor aka Pemulis kicks off this year’s PASIG Meeting in San Diego. We were hosted by the UCSD Libraries, my old home, and SDSC, another of my old SD haunts. It was great to see the new SDSC facility as well as being able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones as well. I gave a talk on storage components of the HathiTrust Research Center. My slides are shown here – http://www.slideshare.net/rhmcdonald/pasig15-htrc. Inna Kouper from the IU Data to Insight Center gave a talk about our NSF funded SEAD Project.
The closing keynote for Designing for Digital 2015 was Frank Migliorelli of the New York Public Library. He is currently their Director of Digital Experience and can be found on twitter @NYPLFrank. Frank by his own admission has a long list of to do items to improve UX across the entire NYPL. He has some great ideas as noted in his keynote. You may know Frank from his work on the Charlotte, NC based ImaginOn library and museum.