Friday, April 23, 2010

Blog Site Changes!

I am experimenting with hosting this blog within my website. It will now be available at

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Website Plan

Step one of my website update is relatively complete--I have created a new site under a new host.

Step two of my new site is is progress. I have switched to a new host. The DNS/CNAME switch was less tricky than last time, and has already been confirmed! I plan to maintain my Google Sites original site as an example of a free site under the generic URL, which is why I originally bought my domain, to have an example of this site for my project.

Step three will include migrating the rest of my content and migrating my blog. The current URLs should transfer, but it will all be under the domain. I've also migrated the Google Analytics tracking code. Let's hope that transfers smoothly.

Step four, create web tutorials.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Adopt a Film

A little while ago, we received the films we had preserved as a pilot project and now, I'm continuing another project, "Adopt a Film," coordinating with several university departments, namely the Office of University Development. The Archives is working to raise money for the preservation of deteriorating film from the 1930s to 1960s from the Department of Athletics. Mostly game films from football, track and field, and basketball, these films capture the moments during a period when CUA was highly competitive in these sports, moments that need to be preserved.

Alumni will be asked to donate money for the preservation of their legacy, and from what I hear, they're already excited!

Presentation Wrap-up

Last Thursday I gave a presentation for the WRLC (Washington Research Library Consortium) Spring Forum on audio preservation (digitization and digital preservation). I talked about the program I have worked on at the CUA Archives for the School of Music audio recordings, presenting a practical approach for digitization on a tight budget, doing what you can with what you have. I got a lot of great feedback, encouragement, and tips for the next steps. It's great to know I'm on the right track with this project!

The best part about this presentation is that it gave me a chance to reflect back on almost one year of progress on the project (I started working on it after the ARSC conference last year). Updates are available in the presentation.

The presentation slides and a video of all three presentations and the discussion panel will be available through the WRLC website, link to be posted soon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Archive Going Digital

An interesting article from the Post--The Rolling Stone magazine archive is going digital (for a price), but it's going to be a great source of the history of cultural trends!