This semester, I took a class on Digital Archives and Preservation, taught by the inestimable Dr. Pat Galloway. One of distinctive things about this course is that students are assigned into teams that spend the semester tackling a real digital preservation problem. This semester, groups worked with materials from the School of Information and from […]
Open-source software: Expertise required?
I have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks installing software. Or, to put it more precisely, I have spent a lot of time trying to install software. Some of my attempts have been successful; some, less so. The time I spent tinkering with various programs (and occasionally wanting to bang my […]