NOTE: Last chance to listen to (or download) my Archives Month podcast with the fan-tabulous David Benjamin. He’s a Photo Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society and one of my favorite people. The show we did back in October will only be up for a few more days.
How-to instructions plus a list of topics covered are here.
from the Inter Tubes:
• Collector’s Weekly. Wow, what a find! Gorgeous to look at and packed with reviews of the best collectors websites out there. One stop shopping for the choicest sites. Collector’s Weekly has it all: Bitters Bottles to 78 RPM to Princess Telephones.
Me? I’m excited about the report on The Great Migration: Audio Preservation in the Digital Age. Because (1) I am a total geek and (2) magnetic tape is decaying fast and there are fewer and fewer vendors manufacturing new tape, which means digital is our only option. It’s gonna be a HUGE migration. Let’s hope we don’t %#^&* it up. Gulp.
• Just for giggles, here’s a collection of bizarre data disaster horror stories from 2007, including a man in Thailand who sprayed the interior of his hard drive with insect repellent.
• Best Ever Spam Revenge: