Master’s paper update

I’m chugging along on my master’s paper, which is due three weeks from today.  I am finishing up the data collection as we speak, and I want to have a draft finished by next Monday.  What I’ve found so far is that there is a decent amount of archival intelligence material on these websites; however,… Continue reading Master’s paper update

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Archives vendor spreads fear, uncertainty, and doubt about free software

For those of you who don’t know, I am a member of the free/open source software community.  I have used versions of Linux on my personal computer for four years now.  I run this server and this installation of WordPress on a Debian GNU/Linux installation on a computer that sits in my living room.  I… Continue reading Archives vendor spreads fear, uncertainty, and doubt about free software

Appropriating the word “archive”

Gmail uses the word “archive” to describe the action of moving mail out of your inbox and into the “All Mail” folder.  Barnes and Noble, on their new nook ebook reader, uses the word “archive” to actually mean delete!  When you click on the “Archive” button, it deletes the file off of your nook, although… Continue reading Appropriating the word “archive”

Nook, Project Gutenberg, and Distributed Proofreading

I got a Barnes and Noble nook, which is an ebook reader, for Christmas.  So far, I’ve only loaded it up with free ebooks from Project Gutenberg.  Project Gutenberg is a project whose goal is to digitize out of copyright books and make them freely available online.  So far, I’ve downloaded Kafka Metamorphosis, Thoreau’s Walden,… Continue reading Nook, Project Gutenberg, and Distributed Proofreading