Friday WebCast on “Saving My Stuff” Sponsored by TLT Group

On Friday June 5, 2015 I will be speaking at a TLT Group Discussion on personal and scholarly archiving and preservation with Stephen Bell and Cliff Landis. Please join us! Below are my slides

See the link here: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612

Register here (it’s free): http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/event-1938612/Registration

FridayLive!
“Saving Our Stuff?” – Continued 
Presenters: Steven J. Bell – Temple University, Robert H. McDonald – Indiana University, Cliff Landis – Georgia State University, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others

From Research References to Family Pix
Effective Practices in Personal Digital Archiving for Faculty and Students
On April 17 in FridayLive! we began “Saving Our Stuff,”  but we discovered that there was greater interest and more to discuss than fit in that hour.  Based on comments and requests, we scheduled this follow-up to go deeper into these 3 main categories:

Select, Organize, Make your own backup – How?  Options & Cautions

  • Disaster prep;  Preservation;  Save private copies or publicly accessible copies.
  • Enable Refind/Retrieve via Cloud, Auto Backup Resources (e.g., Evernote, DIIGO Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Scholar, Amazon Cloud, iCloud, Carbonite, Sugarsync,Transporter, etc.)  Free/Fee
  • Rely on Wayback Machine?  For what? Wayback Machine does not access our [non-public] past Blackboard or Moodle courses
  • LMS Options, Limitations

“Fair Use” vs. CASE method = Copy And Steal Everything… vs. Other Alternatives

  • CREATE: Find, Adapt, Select, Protect, Organize(e.g., DIIGO, Google Scholar, Evernote)
  • USE:  Citation, Permission & Payment:  Enable Refind/Retrieve/Usage; via Permission, Citation Tools, Digital Object Identifiers, Creative Commons, ImageCodr,

 

ACRL 2015 – Lessig Keynote

The closing keynote at this year’s ACRL Conference is my hero Lawrence Lessig. I really took alot away from his talk, namely that of government and the ways in which it is corrupted by different types of influences. He mentioned his grassroots group rootstrikers – http://www.rootstrikers.org and talked a bit about how his book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace has been proven correct so far in how privacy intersects with online community.

 

 

PASIG 2015 

As you can see from this picture – David Minor aka Pemulis kicks off this year’s PASIG Meeting in San Diego. We were hosted by the UCSD Libraries, my old home, and SDSC, another of my old SD haunts. It was great to see the new SDSC facility as well as being able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones as well. I gave a talk on storage components of the HathiTrust Research Center. My slides are shown here – http://www.slideshare.net/rhmcdonald/pasig15-htrc. Inna Kouper from the IU Data to Insight Center gave a talk about our NSF funded SEAD Project.