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Date: 9/20/2007

BarcampRDU – the video

Matt Frye takes us on a brief trip to the recent BarcampRDU.

Stuffism to be discussed

You see the title “Why select?” but people actually do select and like selecting. The real question will be who selects and when.

My answer: Not archivists, but a variety of communities of data-miners and recommenders both human and programs will be selecting. When? Not at the time of adding to the archives so much as later at a just-in-time basis.

“Storage is Cheap: Why Select?”
Thursday, September 27, 12:30-1:45pm

Storage media for digital information are extremely cheap and getting exponentially cheaper over time. The price of a terabyte of hard drive space is a few hundred dollars, and in a decade it will be less than a dollar. The cost of the expertise of well-trained information professionals, on the other hand, is quite high and likely to increase over time. So shouldn’t we stop worrying about selection and just capture and keep as much material as possible?

Moderated by Dr. Cal Lee Panelists will include UNC Libraries’ Rich Szary, SILS faculty member Paul Jones, SILS students Lori Eakin and Abbey Thompson, Kelly Eubank – Electronic Records Archivist for State of North Carolina and Duke University’s Electronic Records Archvist Seth Shaw.

Grindcam Returns!

Don and Cristobal just came back in smiling. They’ve just reinstalled the GrindCam. Now everyone can tune in and see how long the line is at the Daily Grind. Map included in case you don’t know where the Daily Grind is.

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Muldoon to be New Yorker Poetry Editor

Paul Muldoon attacks Strat
After 17 years as poetry editor of the New Yorker, Alice Quinn is stepping down to work on the journals of Elizabeth Bishop. Stepping up will be Irish-born Pulitzer-winning poet and Warren Zevon collaborator, Paul Muldoon.

Amongst other things Muldoon tortures a Strat in the band Rackett.

Small Jones connection: I was a reader for some of Muldoon’s earlier manuscripts including Quoof and Meeting the British

Earlier Paul Muldoon articles on this blog.

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