Mminer

Author's details

Name: Meg Miner
Date registered: September 20, 2012
URL: http://iwu.edu/library/archives

Latest posts

  1. POWRR + daily life — May 30, 2015
  2. Preservation processing update — October 25, 2014
  3. Post-workshop question: How to quantify projected data growth — May 2, 2014
  4. What can we reasonably accomplish? — May 2, 2014
  5. An e-records’ transfer tale — December 30, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Preservation processing update — 6 comments
  2. Why you should care about digital preservation (DP) — 4 comments
  3. POWRR + daily life — 2 comments

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May 30 2015

POWRR + daily life

IWU DP flowchart

With the work of POWRR ended and workshops about our findings continuing, I find myself with no remaining excuses…time to get down to POWRRing on in my own world! May was a busy month for sharing my recommendations. I wrote out the complete thought processes behind my decisions in a recently published case study. And …

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Oct 25 2014

Preservation processing update

Screen shot of DA-MT interface; download at http://dataaccessioner.org/downloads/da-mt/da-mt.zip

DataAccessioner developer Seth Shaw just sent a tool to help with reports analysis. He says he wants to get feedback on a simple report transformation (from .xml to .csv) tool first. After that, he’s going to add a way to aggregate the data from the .csv into size by type of file, etc. within the …

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May 02 2014

Post-workshop question: How to quantify projected data growth

An illustration of the rapid growth rate of data with storage growth trends following

In response to a question from her supervisor, a recent workshop participant asked how to guesstimate the amount – in numbers – of data she would need to store per week.

My reply was that it’s hard to estimate amounts of new material you might need to store in the future until you decide what …

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May 02 2014

What can we reasonably accomplish?

In a previous post about acquiring digital content, Stacey mentioned that we often “take it all in, the good shepherds that we are. We build systems and websites that can do nifty things.” Stacey’s post was a cautionary tale, and others have expressed these concerns, too. Now I’ll add my voice to it.

I’m a …

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Dec 30 2013

An e-records’ transfer tale

In mid-December I received my first-ever completely electronic records transfer from a student organization. The group’s faculty advisor attended two of my campus presentations this year and followed up with a request for a one-on-one meeting to talk about their specific kinds of records. Before the end of the semester a student leader of the …

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Oct 04 2013

4 Ds and an M

A long sentence into a mathematical equation that resonates.

I gave a 45 minute presentation on digital preservation to about 50 faculty and administrators on my campus recently. When running into some of them since then, the thing that’s proven to be memorable is a mathematical description I created for DP and shortened to “4 Ds and 1 M.”

In preparation for my talk …

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May 13 2013

A little soul-baring

In our regular conference call this month I was venting, yet again, about all the trouble I have with people not being critical about 1) what digital content they create, and 2) how we can possibly save it all. These obstacles seem insurmountable. My colleagues challenged me to write about this frustration so here goes. …

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Aug 06 2012

Why you should care about digital preservation (DP)

Save Digital Work

Many people assume that digital files are superior to analog formats. Who doesn’t like to search for what they need online and have access to it instantly? Surely the market will keep up with our demand for access! But who is providing that content and how much will you have to pay each time you …

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