The Three C’s of Digital Preservation: Contact, Context, Collaboration

Three big themes I will take from learning about digital preservation: every contact leaves a trace, context is crucial, and collaboration is the key. “Every Contact leaves a trace” Matt Kirschenbaum’s words (or at least his interpretation of Locard’s words) will stick with me for a long while.  That when we will look at a […]

Pottermore – the Archival Information Package

I was able to put my Preservation Plan into action by uploading a Pottermore Collection to the Internet Archive in addition to saving the collection on my laptop. Here’s a brief recap of my Preservation Plan: Capture this YouTube video that announced the launch of Pottermore in 2011, saved by the youtube-dl downloader. Archive the Pottermore […]

Pottermore: A Statement of Preservation Intent

It’s time to collect all of the horcruxes that remain of the old Pottermore.  Not to destroy them, but to save them. Not that I’m saying that the old Pottermore was evil or needed to be killed off.  In fact, the situation is rather the opposite of Voldemort’s, in that here the main character (the old […]

A one-way ticket to Hogwarts: the old Pottermore

  Launch of Pottermore In June of 2011 JK Rowling announced a new, online way to experience Harry Potter – Pottermore. The idea behind it was to create an interactive eBook whereby new young readers (along with older nostalgic readers) of Harry Potter could follow the books while interacting with the gamified aspects.  JK Rowling […]