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Jenny Mitcham
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What are the significant properties of a WordStar file?
I blogged a couple of months ago about an imperfect file migration . One of the reasons this was imperfect (aside from the fact that perhaps all file migrations are imperfect - see below) was because it was an emergency rescue triggered by our Windows 10 up...
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Checksum or Fixity? Which tool is for me?
The digital preservation community are in agreement that file fixity and data integrity are important. Indeed there is a whole row devoted to this in the NDSA Levels of Preservation . But how do we all do it? There are many tools out there - see for example...
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Some observations on digital appraisal
A couple of months ago I attended a Jisc sponsored workshop at the University of Westminster on digital appraisal. There were some useful presentations and discussions on a topic that I find both interesting and challenging. Within the workshop I made the p...
Some observations on digital appraisal
Some observations on digital appraisal
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Accessibility and usability report for AtoM
Earlier this year I blogged about our recent upgrade to AtoM 2.4  and hinted at a follow up post on the subject of usability and accessibility. AtoM is our Archives Management System and as well as being a system that staff use to enter information about th...
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An imperfect migration story
Over the past six years as a digital archivist at the Borthwick Institute I have carried out a very very small amount of file migration. The focus here has been on getting things 'safe', backed up and documented (along with running a few tools to find out w...
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UK Archivematica meeting at Westminster School
Yesterday the UK Archivematica user group meeting was held in the historic location of Westminster School in central London. A pretty impressive location for a meeting! (credit: Elizabeth Wells) In the morning once fuelled with tea, coffee and biscuits we s...
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The anatomy of an AtoM upgrade
Yesterday we went live with our new upgraded production version of AtoM. We've been using AtoM version 2.2 since we first unveiled the Borthwick Catalogue to the world two years ago. Now we have finally taken the leap to version 2.4. We are thrilled to bene...
The anatomy of an AtoM upgrade
The anatomy of an AtoM upgrade
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The 2nd UK AtoM user group meeting
I was pleased to be able to host the second meeting of the UK AtoM user group here in York at the end of last week. AtoM (or Access to Memory) is the Archival Management System that we use here at the Borthwick Institute and it seems to be increasing in pop...
The 2nd UK AtoM user group meeting
The 2nd UK AtoM user group meeting
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Back to the classroom - the Domesday project
Yesterday I was invited to speak to a local primary school about my job. The purpose of the event was to inspire kids to work in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and I was faced with an audience of 10 and 11 year old girls. One mem...
Back to the classroom - the Domesday project
Back to the classroom - the Domesday project
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Digital preservation begins at home
A couple of things happened recently to remind me of the fact that I sometimes need to step out of my little bubble of digital preservation expertise. It is a bubble in which I assume that everyone knows what language I'm speaking, in which everyone knows h...
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