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My best 'links'
(These I do endorse....freely!)
Many sites have a "Links" page to their favorite information management, records management or electronic records management sites, some of which are very extensive. While I do include a couple of such sites that do provide rich links in this Special Resources page, this section is not intended to duplicate such resources. Others, such as the leading national archives sites internationally, and especially Alen Zaben's ARMA Rio Grande Chapter links list below, already own that space of services in my opinion. Rather this page is features some special sites that I believe will be of interest and help to visitors. R.B.
Vital Signs, an exciting Australian outreach magazine that helped popularize the value of records within the heritage community and to the public at large. Nine issues of this wonderful outreach magazine were published by State Records NSW, from March 2002 until September 2006. Click here for access to those issues. Also see Report on the Society and Archives Survey, 29 January 2003 for a discussion of Vital Signs and other "Good News Stories. "Competing biographies of the 'Tasmanian' Hollywood actress, Merle Oberon," VS Issue #3, Dec. 2002.
DSpace: Durable Digital Depository, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Hewlett-Packard Company. DSpace is an open source software platform that enables institutions to:
- capture and describe digital works using a submission workflow module
- distribute an institution's digital works over the web through a search and retrieval system
- preserve digital works over the long term
See also, a paper on the subject, "DSpace: An Open Source Dynamic Digital Repository" by MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology MIT Libraries,
Virus, Hoax and Urban Legend Resources
Since viruses have become especially insidious in recent months and have become the regular topic of international discussion lists, helpful links have been added to the Special Resources page, including a new "A Personal Guide to Detecting and Avoiding Viruses, Hoaxes & Urban Legends," below, by Rick Barry. These resources are mainly for individuals to help them avoid and fix related problems with their own PCs. However, when visiting some of these pages, you will also be able to find links to related resources for enterprises. Noting specific products should be understood to be illustrative and does not necessarily mean that I endorse the products. You get the idea. R.B.
If you think you are already in trouble:
If you aren't in trouble -- yet -- and want to stay out of trouble:
Symantec’s Glossary of virus related terms
Archives and Records Management Links
Canadian Records Management Institute
ARMA Rio Grande Chapter Records and Information Management Resources on the Internet (maintained by Alan Zaben)
CoOL (Conservation OnLine), "Conservation/ Preservation Information for the General Public."
Newspaper Index: Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips!
The Webopedia resource has been added to the home page and the Special Resources page. Click on it to get the “word of the day” to extend your technical vocabulary. No religious connotation 8^)
Or put in a word or acronym that you want to learn more about, and see what you can find. RB.
"Our Documents." The Our Documents initiative is an outstanding cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, USA Freedom Corps, and The Corporation for National and Community Service, consisting of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings that chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. It was announced by President George W. Bush, September 17, 2002. Highlights of the Our Documents initiative include:
- A project web site www.ourdocuments.gov featuring three new documents each week;
- A national vote on the ten most significant documents in American history that will be launched next year;
- A sourcebook assisting teachers in using Our Documents in their classrooms;
- A student competition to engage young people in an exploration of their nation's history;
- A teacher competition to encourage educators to develop lessons incorporating the milestone documents in classroom teaching.
WEB ARCHIVES ON LINE
Visit three web archive sites to get a feel for how this dynamic information is being captured on the World Wide Web. Some of these sites may not be regarded as truly "archives" in the traditions and practices of the archives and records management community, but they have a great virtue: they are implemented e-archives from which we can all learn important lessons on how this medium can be managed as a long-term presence. -- Rick Barry
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine. See this extraordinary site that allows the visitor to view historical versions of any website as they were captured by the Wayback Machine. There are also links to special collections relating to 911, Election 2000, Web Pioneers, Movies and the Library of Congress "World Wide Web in 1997" 2 Terabyte exhibit. (Gee! Since rbarry.com was started in early 1996, I guess that qualifies us as web pioneers. Not like the old days when you had to be long gone before you could qualify as a pioneer.)
Internet Moving Images Archive: Movie Collection This collection contains movies that the Prelinger Archives has digitized and donated to the Internet Archive. The films focus mainly on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in North America in the 20th century.
September 11 Web Archive. Regular visitors of this website will recall that we posted a request by Brewster Kahle for contributions to a 911 attack web archive. Here is the result of that effort.
Simon Parker on how a simple piece of computer software is helping communities to recall and archive their shared histories.
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5 — MAY 2002
Images of History on the Web by David Mattison Access Services Archivist, British Columbia's Archives. "In the years since photography's sesquicentennial anniversary (1839-1989), the growth of the Internet and the application of digital technology to the history of this one-time analog medium has given researchers an unprecedented glimpse into our collective past." This is a commentary on historical imagery on the WWW with numerous excellent hyperlinks. RB.
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