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Archivematica…back from the dead

April 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Archivematica was hacked by some spammers a couple of weeks ago which was made possible by the fact that I was running an ancient, insecure version of WordPress. I put up a ‘sorry, site not available’ page since I did not have the time to migrate to a later version of WordPress. I was actually considering it an opportunity to quietly back-out of my blogging presence as I have hit the blogging wall several times over the past year.

Well, to my pleasant surprise, I started receiving emails almost immediately from people wanting archived copies of old posts. In particular my presentation screencasts. Several requests were of the panicky variety as people were using them for classroom instruction and had assigned them as readings or were about to go into a meeting where they planned to refer to them. Who knew!?

To say the least, I was flattered and decided it was worth the effort to re-instate the blog. Of course, it would also be sadly ironic if I were to let a blog about digital archives disappear, save the cached copies over at Google and the Internet Archive.

So here is Archivematica 2.0 with a fresh theme and another cautious promise to actually fill it with content now and then. For anyone that was concerned about accessing old posts and contents, everything should be available via any of the old or temporary links that I’ve assigned over the years. Now I’m off to review my blog backup process…

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 assaft // Apr 18, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Wellcome back