Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement2 weeks ago

Age of Algorithms - A lunchtime webinar

In this ARA Section for Archives & Technology webinar, to be held on 5th December, 12.00-12.45pm, we will discuss Clifford Lynch’s 2017 article...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement2 weeks ago

Assessing and managing digital preservation risk for Accreditation & beyond – 30th October 2018

The event started with short presentations from Melinda Haunton (The National Archives) and Catherine Taylor (Waddesdon Manor). Melinda set the...

Section for Archives and Technology
Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement1 month ago

Welcome the new committee

The new Committee for SAT was elected at the A.G.M. on 30th April 2018. Chair: Jenny Bunn j.bunn@ucl.ac.uk Jenny is a Lecturer and Programme...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement1 month ago

Artificial Intelligence and Archives, 30 April 2018

'Machines - like children - may misclassify a pink monkey's tail as a flamingo' Image Credit: Mark Bell This event centred around two presentations;...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement5 months ago

Digital Ambition - 27 March 2017

Presentations from this event (in PDF format) are now available: Hull City of Culture Digital Archive – Simon Wilson, University of Hull Making the...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement5 months ago

Cataloguing Born Digital Material - 3 November 2014

Presentations (in PDF format) from this event are now available as is a record of the discussions that took place in the afternoon. Intricacies of...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement5 months ago

Digital Preservation Event - 8 April 2014

Presentations (in PDF format) from this event are now available Getting Started – the research phase, Jenny Bunn, UCL Getting a Feel for It – the...

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Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement2 years ago

Results of the ARA SAT consultation on Records in Contexts

Please find below the text of the response that was sent to EGAD. Introduction – How this response was formulated. On 17 November 2016, around 20...

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Additional comments received: This field would work for us where we only hold digital copies of analogue originals held elsewhere – and this is our...

Additional comments received: Didn’t see overlap so much. We interpret scheduling actions to do with de-accessioning rather than planned...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 2 years ago

Additional comments received: We prefer date created as cannot argue that intention to create existed then. Is best indicator of when the record...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.2 Title 2 years ago

Additional comments received: Have already had the experience of failure to ingest due to excessive length of original file names necessitating...

Additional comments received: Reference as unique identifier often does not reflect hierarchy – many repositories maintain physical control with the...

We also had a question about databases: if the digital record was a database or dataset, where would you put or construct the data dictionary (the...

Additional comments received: There were reservations about putting an audit trail of preservation actions in the archive history field. For one...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 2 years ago

Additional comments received: -The idea of a pop-up asking users to enter or confirm dates if they’ve looked at an item (p.8) was intriguing and...

Additional comments received: The point about having multiple identifiers could maybe stress more the need for human readable identifiers as well as...

(posted on behalf of Natalie Adams) I share your reservation about relying on scope/content to overcome difficulties with ‘title’. Scope notes can...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 3 years ago

(posted on behalf of Natalie Adams) I like your suggestion of a non-mandatory ‘meaningful’ date field- this would be a good solution.