Welcome to Digital History 2018!

Welcome to digital history 2018! I look forward to meeting you at our first class. This site will serve as the hub of our course. The blog will function as a kind of class run publication. The course readings and commentary we write ourselves. It will also serve as the platform for sharing and getting feedback on draft work.

You can see examples of the kinds of work students have done in pervious versions of this course here and here. 

To get a sense of the kind of posts students have written for this course in the past, jump back to the very begining and start reading your way forward.

Start checking out the syllabus for info on exactly what we will be doing this semester. In our first class I will make sure we all leave ready to both use the course site and get into the work of the course.


Site Damaged: Much of it in Internet Archive

It looks like there was a vulnerability in WordPress that let the site get attacked. The result is that a bunch of the posts on here from last semester were replaced with some spam. On some level, it’s a grim last lesson for all of us in the course about how fragile digital information can really be.

I was able to recover a few of the posts through autosaves in the database. Aside from that, a good number of last semester’s posts were captured by the Internet Archive. I’ve included links to those posts below.

It appears that older posts have not been effected.

Humbling des Fonds
Made to Be Broken
It’s Time for an Arrangement Democracy
Respecter le change inévitable
Copies, Composites, and Collecting
Make Sure You Dance With the Bits That Brought You: How Fixity Enables Emulated Access
How do we preserve it? Bit by bit.
“One Solution Will Not Rule Them All”
I wonder how many extra terabytes we could have if we just emulated the cloud…
Thinking Small
They Were There. They Can Speak For Themselves.
Authenticity is OVER (If You Want It)
Intentional preservation and participatory archiving
Authentic According to Whom?
#IRL: Internet Culture and Preservation
Of communities rather than About communities
Inside every TIFF is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”
To a computer, MP3 is 010011010101000000110011.
“It’s Turtles All The Way Down”: Layers of Abstraction in Books and Digital Objects
Flux vs. Fixity
[Save] / [Don’t Save] / [Cancel]
Digital Object…What am I?
Gotta Catch ’em all, preserving pokemon go
“The Library is desolation:” Rethinking Preservation
Let the Creators Decide
Blurred Lines: Redefining the meaning of the word “preservation”
Socrates, Edison, and GLaDOS walk into an archive
These Archives Go To Eleven
Building the “Lean Repository”
A man, a plan, LoDP!
If you build it, they will come.
The Fundamentals of Digital Preservation Readings
Hello, Dave.
Intro Post – Carlyn
Hi Everybody!
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
Hello There!
Introductory Post- Mallory
Intro post – Jeff Gerhard
Intro post – Jeff Gerhard
Intro Post – Erin Fisher
Intro Post, Scott Harkless
Intro Post – Sara Horn
Introductory Post: Margot
Intro Post – Kerri
Introduction Post – Rosemary
Intro Blog – Sarah with an H
Welcome to Digital Preservation Fall 2016


Welcome to Digital Preservation Fall 2016

This is the course blog for LBSC 784 Digital Preservation at the University of Maryland.You can find the syllabus for the course online here. If you look around, you will also see that it is the same course blog I have used for my other digital preservation, curation and history courses. 

If you are taking the course, here are a few things you should do in advance of our first class on September 1st. 

  1. Read the syllabus. 
  2. Pick the three weeks that you want to blog about the readings and act as a discussant for and put in your name on that week on the syllabus. 
  3. Do the readings for the first week of class. 
  4. Register for an account on the blog, then email me (trevor dot johnowens at gmail dot com) your username so that I can give you permission to post to the blog. 

Tutu App | Download for iOS or Android

Tutu app, lately that has been very preferred for downloading and install cost-free apps and games particularly modded variation of Pokemon Go. It is a Chinese appstore that provides fractured applications as well as ready free. This app store is now incredibly popular and also receiving substantial amount of visitors from all over the world although it remains in Chinese language. The basic reality that it has actually ended up being popular is it was the initial platform that released the fully modded Pokémon go video game version with strolling hack, GPS hack, fake place hack and more.

Besides tutu application also has a lot of other modded, cracked and hacked apps and also video games too that are not conveniently available anywhere else. Worst thing is, this appstore has users from all around the globe, yet the language it is in is just Chinese which will trouble you a little locating the applications however you will get made use of to it as soon as you began using this app. TutuApp Features
Some amazing and stunning features of tutu app are,

Most importantly, it is free on both iOS and Android like Google Pixel 6. In iOS, it can be downloaded on jailbroken and unjailbroken devices.
In Android, it can be installed on rooted and unrooted devices.

Optimized for both tablets, phones and desktops.
User interface is efficient and pretty decent to use.
It also has built-in, memory optimizer and cache cleaner which are handy.
Download and Install Tutu App for Android – TutuApp Apk
To download tutuapp for android follow these steps below.
First of all unlock your phone and connect to any internet connection.
Open any web browser on your device.
Type the URL: “tutuapp.com” search.
Tutuapp’s official website will open and below will appear an option to download the app for your android device. This app is also called Rabbit Aide. So, you could also search it for by using the name bunny assistant. This application has a monogram of a tiny cute Rabbit as the name suggests. So men lets start tutuapp download.

Tutu Application– Android and also iphone.

Tutuapp Android as well as tutuapp iphone is offered for both the iOS and also android operating systems. And also I am here today since I will certainly show you how you can download tutuapp for both iphone as well as Android. Separate steps by step tutorials will certainly are given both for iphone as well as Android.

So, men to download tutu app on your phone simply follow the treatment below. In addition the application is available to download without jailbreak on iphone and also without origin on Android. twitter If chinese language is an issue then you can use TutuApp Vip version which is in English.
Tutuapps main website will open and below will appear an option to download the app for your android device.

Digital Projects in Special Collections Presentation

I hope you all enjoyed Susan McElrath’s presentation on Digital Projects in Special Collections at American University. I thought her presentation did a great job at addressing how the work we have been looking at and engaging in fits into the institutional objectives of the University.

She has generously offered to share her slides with us. I thought the best way forward would be to share them here with everyone.