Reporting from the PNW: Online Northwest Conference

Hello, it’s your Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Northwest resident here reporting on happenings in the Cascadia region. I was fortunate to learn about the Online Northwest conference (someone who attended my KBOO Edit-a-Thon event told me about it!), although last minute. This small, one=day conference was well organized with the majority of the presenters and participants … Continue reading Reporting from the PNW: Online Northwest Conference

Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

The “lone arranger” was a term I learned in my library sciences degree program and I accepted it. I visualized hard-working, problem-solving solo archivists in small staff-situations challenged with organizing, preserving, and providing access to the growing volumes of historically and culturally relevant materials that could be used by researchers. As much as the archives … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Allegory of the Lone Digital Archivist (& my day of Windows scripting at KBOO)

Before & after XML to PBCore in ResourceSpace

I'm interested in learning about different applications of ResourceSpace for audiovisual digital preservation and collection management and wanted to explore PBCore XML data exports. Creating PBCore XML is possible in ResourceSpace, but it is dependent on each installation's metadata field definitions and data model. Out of the box, ResourceSpace allows mapping of fields to Dublin … Continue reading Before & after XML to PBCore in ResourceSpace

Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations

Being able to start this blog post with a panda gif makes me incredibly happy. However, what I'm really talking about is Pandas, the data analysis library for Python programming. I'm intrigued by the possibilities of programming for library and archives so I'm sharing my beginner's journey. Being a beginner, I can tell you that learning how … Continue reading Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations

Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

Early in our NDSR cohort chats, each resident agreed that our host site’s current metadata collecting and organizing practices could be improved. Many of us sought to find a database tool that could help our staff manage their data effectively. KBOO is like many other organizations that keeps its archives information in multiple spreadsheets. Tapes … Continue reading Is there something that does it all?: Choosing a metadata management system

IASA Day 1 and Voice to Text Recognition

AAPB NDSR update in podcast form. Day 1 of IASA, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archivists in Washington, D.C. Duration: 00:05:31 *In the audio, I quote directly from resources listed below, namely the Traditional Knowledge paper and the Mukurtu website. See speech to text software comparisons of IBM Watson, Popup Archive, and Trint.com below. … Continue reading IASA Day 1 and Voice to Text Recognition

NDSA, data wrangling, and KBOO treasures

My first month at KBOO was about learning about the environment: the people, institutional knowledge, working styles and interaction, informational resources, and technology support. KBOO's specific environment is being taken into consideration so that a digital preservation project may thrive. KBOO’s current digital storage and archiving practices were evaluated in accordance to the National Digital … Continue reading NDSA, data wrangling, and KBOO treasures

Digital Stewardship at KBOO Community Radio

Two weeks have passed since the start of the 2016 American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) NDSR fellowship program, and I am so glad that I applied and received a spot as one of the seven fortunate residents! Kate McManus, Tressa Graves, Adam Lott, Eddy Colloton, Andrew Weaver, Selena Chau, Lorena Ramirez-Lopez. Stay updated via … Continue reading Digital Stewardship at KBOO Community Radio