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8 Apr 2013

Born Digital Working Group: Configuring FRED

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:19+00:00 Mon, Apr 8, 2013|Community, Research|

This post was written by Eric Cartier and also appears on the Special Collections blog. In mid-March, the Tools subgroup met FRED, our Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device. The subject lines we’ve shared since then (e.g., “tinkering with FRED today”) reflect the approach we’re taking:  careful, playful, open-minded. We marveled at all the ports, laid

28 Feb 2013

Developing Policies for a Digital World

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:19+00:00 Thu, Feb 28, 2013|Community, Research|

Before getting to the first post from our Policy & Procedures Group, I'd like to sharing a link to Jennie Levine Knies' "Alas, poor Metadata!" post. I neglected to post it at the time it was written--sorry, Jennie! The following post was written by PoliProc members Robin Pike and Joanne Archer. The Born-Digital Working Group,

29 Jan 2013

The Born Digital Working Group Divides and Conquers

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:20+00:00 Tue, Jan 29, 2013|Community, Research|

Back in October, we introduced the MITH/UM Libraries Born Digital Working Group (BDWG) with a post about processing the Bill Bly Collection.  Since then we’ve firmed up our goals ("start collecting/working with diverse born digital materials in the libraries"  being a bit nebulous and… huge) and divided ourselves into sub-groups to conquer them. Goals and

25 Oct 2012

Preserving Virtual SNES Games

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:23+00:00 Thu, Oct 25, 2012|Community|

I had originally planned to use this post  to log my adventures in desoldering the CPU from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), but, alas, the campus couriers are holding the all-important solder sucker hostage.  Instead, I'll talk a little bit about the work we've done with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), which involves significantly

6 Sep 2012

Testudo takes over the MITH Dedication Celebration

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:25+00:00 Thu, Sep 6, 2012|Community, MITH Move|

Yesterday (September 5th), we celebrated the dedication of our new space in Hornbake Library. Celebrating with us was a very special guest: Testudo! Below you will find a gallery of attendee portraits with Testudo, as well as a picture of the beloved mascot reading Deena Larsen's Marble Springs! Travis Brown has posted additional photos

27 Oct 2011

Videogames as Objects of Cultural Preservation

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:04+00:00 Thu, Oct 27, 2011|Research|

I've had the good fortune of being the graduate assistant for the Preserving Virtual Worlds (PVW) project for *mumble* years. The project is a partnership between MITH, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Stanford University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In the first phase (2008-2010) we focused on fairly practical matters: getting videogame