Don't be an April Fool. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st. (image: Jon Ross) What is backup? A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep … Continue reading Happy World Backup Day
Interesting Washington Post opinion piece by Nicholas Carr about the book "When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future" by Abby Smith Rumsey. When our digital memory is lost in the cloud, what becomes of our human history? I'll post this here now in hopes of developing more of my own … Continue reading When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future/Washington Post
Came across an article today. Nothing new for those in the digital preservation trenches, but a good reminder or wake up call. Do your Digital Records have an Expiration Date? from the article: ...digital preservation is now moving up the corporate agenda as senior executive stakeholders realize that storage on its own is not enough. … Continue reading Do your Digital Records have an Expiration Date? (from http://www.information-management.com)
San José Public Library’s new Virtual Privacy Lab uses gaming concept to help users become more “privacy literate” By Erin Berman and Jon Worona | January 4, 2016 http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/01/04/library-creates-online-privacy-tool/
I've heard about the possibility of storing data in DNA before, looks like progress is being made. To Preserve Digital Data, DNA Will be The Save Button of the Future photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/ "DNA can store over 300,000 terabytes, in only a fraction of an ounce of DNA." of course it will be initially cost … Continue reading DNA as the future of digital preservation
I've been holding off on reviewing or mentioning the Android app called Slidejoy for some time.Slidejoy is a lock screen app that pays you for viewing apps on the lock screen. It doesn't pay very much, but it does add up over time.Sliding the ad right dismisses the ad, swiping left takes you to content … Continue reading Financial swiping
About The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA): The Digital Public Library of America (http://www.dp.la/) strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 7 … Continue reading Happy first birthday Digital Public Library of America!