Hadassah Damien (open flows & the interference archive) & DKG (Daniel Gilmore)
What is the set of things that we have to catalog?
Things we collect:
- information about the military in Hawaii (use wordpress)
- library, objects at a hacker space, (use labatrack moving to my celia)
- digital documents that are related
- wikis, archiving a site
- digital arciving project & oral history project, training materials, posters, graphics, training kits, tshirts
- video footage, software archiving
- pamphlets, posters, pictures
- historic documents – letters, flags, newspaper clippings, photos
- built an archive using drupal – digital zine
- database of businesses
- zine library, omeka – curriculum - github
Software we use:
Why Keep Stuff? Why Inventory?
- what stories do we tell as a society – history/herstory
- to understand the collection
- communities - responsibility to the community, expectations of the community
Key to determine - Who is going to be using it?
- open to the public? private? partly private?
- copyright issues?
How to we start collecting meta data & inventorying these things?
Ephemera – not traditional texts – like pamphlets, newspaper clippings – things that lack common characteristics that would allow them to be cataloged together
With physical collections – things that are in the realm of the possible are not necessarily in the realm of the probable – for example - can inventory everything (& make that accessible to the public) without digitizing its content
Need to figure out what you are going to track about the collection:
- Dublin Core is a standard set of things to keep track of – formatting and syntax Dublin Core Wikipedia
Diving Deeper into 2 Tools:
- ABC no Rio – art archive, art zines, art center, collectively run, has a permanent collection
- comes of the Roy Rosening New Media Lab
- open source
- collect management software – similar to wordpress
- has hosted version
- upload it to server & interface is similar to wordpress
- has powerful tags
- can add pages
- can set up collections & exhibits
- collective access
- “like the drupal of cataloging and arciving”
- info about things can be more fine grained and defined
- different interfaces for public vs catalogers or different levels of catalogers
- can define different object types for the things
- entities who create your entrys are cataloged along with the works – who is editor, who made it,
- allows for a more nuianced view of the data
- low res. & full versions
- can determine what is available to the public vs private, on individual level & collection level
Also, Mukurtu connects with Drupal.