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Where’s the software?

September 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · News

I started Archivemati.ca the blog in 2005. After an enthusiastic first couple of years, I only maintain this site now to keep links to previous articles active which, apparently, are still requested relatively frequently. If you are looking for Archivematica the software project, please see http://archivematica.org

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Sun makes a good pitch for retention schedules

September 6th, 2008 · Comments Off · News

As an archivist and electronic records consultant, I have spent a lot of time over the past 10 years trying to explain to IT managers why we are trying to apply records retention schedules to their entire IT infrastructure. Over the past few years this message is getting through. I only wish I had this [...]

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ICA-AtoM 1.0 beta launch at the ICA Congress

July 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · ICA-AtoM, Meetings & Presentations, News

I am writing this post on the plane back home to Vancouver right now after a hectic and exciting week at the ICA Congress in Kuala Lumpur where we officially launched the 1.0 beta version of the ICA-AtoM software. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. We had great attendance at our launch presentation, user workshops, [...]

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ArchivesGeekFest: the world’s first BarCamp for archivists?

June 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Meetings & Presentations, News

Next week I’ll be in Fredericton, New Brunswick for the Association of Canadian Archivists conference. I’ll be doing a session on Open Source Software for Archives as well as make a presentation to the Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists about the BCAUL ICA-AtoM Pilot Project. However, I am most excited about the ArchivesGeekFest which [...]

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The ICA-AtoM Project is growing up

May 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments · ICA-AtoM, Meetings & Presentations, News

It was a little over two years ago now that Peter Horsman of the Dutch Archiefschool and I toyed around with the idea of trying to get an open-source archival description software project off the ground. We found a willing partner in the ICA and off we went. It’s been a race to the ICA [...]

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ICA-AtoM Goes Provincial

April 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · ICA-AtoM, Meetings & Presentations, News

I was in Victoria, BC yesterday to give a demonstration and presentation on the ICA-AtoM software project at the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) conference. It was also the first opportunity to announce the BCAUL pilot project that Artefactual Systems will carry out in partnership with the AABC, Library and Archives of Canada, Simon [...]

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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 [...]

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DataPortability.org – an important step forward for personal digital archives

January 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments · News, Personal Digital Archives

A little over two years ago I was brainstorming an online digital archiving service that would help individuals take control of their scattered online identities and digital media by centralizing them in a personal digital archives system that was built using professional archives standards and emerging digital preservation technologies. I put together a little business [...]

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What’s Happening…

September 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments · ICA-AtoM, Meetings & Presentations, News

I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front for the past month but that’s because there’s lots going on lately and its been tough to find a couple of hours to write a post. I’ll just break the blogging silence then with a quick update post about what’s been going on: I reproduced. My [...]

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Three New Information Technologies to Blow Your Mind

July 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments · News, Web 2.0

I have been meaning to write a blog post and documentation wiki update to discuss ICA-AtoM’s core data model. However, this month turned out to be a good time to do one last major update to the model, so I’ve got to put that arcane write-up on hold until the update is complete. In the [...]

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