Digital Archiving Tip: How to Extract Embedded Media from PowerPoints

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Converting PowerPoint presentations into PDFs will provide a better format for long-term preservation in digital archives. However, this will lose any animations, transitions, and embedded video and audio files (not notes, these can be saved as PDF annotations on conversion). The first two may not be a loss as they are less likely to contribute to the intellectual content of the presentation. Embedded media files, on the other hand, probably need preserved separately from the PDF with their relationship to … Read More

Whitewashing Cultural Heritage Collections

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Is there a German word for something that you don’t know, but you really do know, and also you are a little bit of an idiot? That’s how I felt during Dr. Kimberly Christen’s webinar hosted by OCLC, “We Have Never Been Neutral: Search, Discovery, and the Politics of Access.” She introduced the idea that our drive as digital librarians and archivist to collect, aggregate, and make publicly available as much intellectual content as we can get our hands on … Read More

Library & Information Science News – Information Technology

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  FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: Hydra – 10.4.0 Last updated January 27, 2017. Created by Peter Murray on January 27, 2017.Log in to edit this page.Package: HydraRelease Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-27By Peter Murray FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: Fedora Repository – 4.7.1 Last updated January 27, 2017. Created by Peter Murray on January 27, 2017.Log in to edit this page.Package: Fedora RepositoryRelease Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-27By Peter Murray Eric Hellman: Policy-based Privacy is Over Yesterday, … Read More

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  Open Knowledge Foundation: Project PiMaa is building low-cost, open-source data stations to support environmental monitoring in Kampala PiMaa is an Internet of Things project in Kampala, Uganda that seeks to build low-cost environment monitoring stations and open-up any data collected. PiMaa is an initiative under Outbox, supported by Open Knowledge International through the Africa Open Data Collaboration Fund. Kampala is in a lot of growing pains. The current … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-24By Richard Zulu Library of Congress: The Signal: … Read More

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  Tara Robertson: Trying to track the changes to the PDF of the Women’s March’s Unity Principles From the title of this post you have probably already figured out that I wasn’t successful in tracking when the PDFs on the Women’s March Unity Principles page changed. It’s always less fun to document when something doesn’t work the way you wanted, but I’m doing this in case it’s useful … Source: Code4libPublished on 2017-01-20By Tara Robertson Harvard Library Innovation Lab: Awesome Box … Read More

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