Digital traces

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Digital traces

  1. 1. Digital Traces Sanjana Hattotuwa
  2. 2. Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘place where records are kept’): from French archives (plural), from Latin archiva, archia, from Greek arkheia ‘public records’, from arkhē ‘government’. The verb dates from the late 19th Century.
  3. 3. Digital Curation Accessibility
  4. 4. Aspiration
  5. 5. The tech
  6. 6. 7,000 pixels Over 190 times more resolution than high-end DSLR ~9,720+Mb ~2,430 DVDs Over 9 1/2 feet stacked google.com/culturalinstitute/home
  7. 7. atoms
  8. 8. Geo-physical space Archive/Library Prague
  9. 9. 1s & 0s
  10. 10. The Cloud
  11. 11. The Democratising Effect Archive(s) of Life An endlessly morphing meta-archive
  12. 12. HTML5 Semantic Web The grammar The connections
  13. 13. Connections & meaning
  14. 14. Accessible, Replicable, Ephemeral Digital Archiving:
  15. 15. 500 quadrillion files About the # of stars in our physical universe More than doubling every two years
  16. 16. Archives from Sri Lanka
  17. 17. Tiki Toki
  18. 18. 6,440,000 {articles} 7,021,500 {comments} 7 years
  19. 19. Forgotten mass graves
  20. 20. Burial site
  21. 21. Over 3.6Gb 117+ items 25 years More to be scanned...
  22. 22. Selecting Downloading Producing Re-uploading Embedding Translating Compressing Visualising Flagging . . . The Digital Archivist
  23. 23. Accountability Justice Bearing witness Chain of custody Medium Meta data Storage Format . . . Digital Archive’s Purpose
  24. 24. Why?
  25. 25. To give future generations the ability to erase what they want To help remember what has been overwritten To help (re)create what matters
  26. 26. thank you

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