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It's A Digital Disease!
r/DataHoarder. This subreddit looks both interesting and enabling. (via Ask MetaFilter)
via:askmefi  archiving 
6 weeks ago by philgyford
Simon Willison on Twitter
"Anyone know of a web hosting provider where I can pay a lump sum of money to host a file at a reliable URL essentially forever? Is this even remotely feasible?" Lots of thoughts.
simonwillison  archiving 
november 2018 by philgyford
DSHR's Blog: Another endowed data service launches
Analysing the costs for a different long-term archiving host (which later shut down). (via @simonw)
via:simonw  archiving  davidrosenthal  longaccess 
november 2018 by philgyford
Minimal Long-Term Storage Economic Model
"A minimal model of the endowment needed to store one terabyte on disk 'forever'..." (via @simonw)
via:simonw  archiving  davidrosenthal 
november 2018 by philgyford
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence - IEEE Spectrum
From last year, on the amount of money and effort it takes to maintain archives of movies and TV shows.
archiving  film  tv  martyperlmutter 
january 2018 by philgyford
Is 1024×768 showing more or less than 800×600? | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
“800×600 is like a beauty filter for web pages of all ages. Looking at the web through it you get sentimental. ... On a bigger screenshot you see how the amateur web was shrinking and shriveling...”
geocities  olialialina  archiving 
december 2017 by philgyford
Future Historians Probably Won't Understand Our Internet - The Atlantic
On the impossibility of archiving the experience of using social media, even if ignoring the fact, like this article seems to, that so much of social media is private to some degree. (via @kevin2kelly)
alexiscmadrigal  via:kevin2kelly  archiving  facebook  twitter  atlanticmonthly 
december 2017 by philgyford
HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard) | Internet Archive Blogs
Like magic. If only I'd Stuffit'd my HyperCard stacks... the only two I have may have lost their resource forks over the past 25 years.
hypercard  archiving  internetarchive  mac 
august 2017 by philgyford
Closing Communities: FFFFOUND! vs MLKSHK
Comparing how the two websites are closing down.
archiving  ffffound  mlkshk  andybaio 
april 2017 by philgyford
Lost & Found in Borough — Medium
Ugh, the things people just throw out. Loads of 19th century plans, documents, etc thrown out by an estate agent on Borough High Street.
adamjsmith  archiving  london 
august 2016 by philgyford
There’s No App for That: Adventures in Conserving Old Tech · SFMOMA
About the difficulties of starting up a mint iPhone 1 and exhibiting it as a working thing. And HyperCard. (via @antimega)
martinahaidvogl  via:antimega  sfmoma  museums  iphone  hypercard  archiving 
august 2016 by philgyford
WordPress plugin and Drupal module for saving copies of pages that your site links to, in case they disappear. (via @mathowie)
archiving  wordpress  plugins  webdevelopment  via:mathowie 
january 2016 by philgyford
zalew / django-flickr — Bitbucket
"Provides a mechanism to mirror user's Flickr photos into a Django project."
flickr  django  webdevelopment  jakubzalewski  archiving 
january 2016 by philgyford - Featured Collections
Sure I've said this before, but I hope Rightmove, Zoopla, and/or estate agents are archiving photos. It’d be an amazing resource for historians.
homes  housing  photography  archives  archiving  estate  agents  uk  property  rightmove 
december 2015 by philgyford
Rev Dan Catt - Building shutdownability, closing down Contributoria the nice way.
A nice write-up of a nice way to shut down a website. Lovely to see people doing things this way.
revdancatt  archiving  contributoria  webdevelopment 
november 2015 by philgyford
A Small Dark Detour
On the people who posted negative commentd about Jason Scott's manual-saving effort. I'm increasingly thinking the net turns too many people into the kind of heckler who thinks they're "helping" the performer.
jasonscott  heckling  comments  socialmedia  archiving 
august 2015 by philgyford
In Realtime: We are barely halfway done
Amazing last minute effort to save tens of thousands of old computer manuals from destruction. I'd go and help if I was nearby.
jasonscott  archiving  archives 
august 2015 by philgyford
A way of creating WARC files of collections of pages as you browse them, which you can then download. They don't archive them permanently, although the new beta looks like maybe they will? A bit? (via One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age)
via:oneterabyteofkilobyteage  archiving  web 
august 2015 by philgyford
Jam Preserves - The Jam Journal
This Is My Jam will be closing, but doing it right with a browsable archive and even a read-only API. Very nice. A shame though, and a shame about the changes in other services that made it difficult to carry on.
archiving  thisismyjam  mattogle  hannahdonovan  music 
august 2015 by philgyford
Archivematica: open-source digital preservation system
"A web- and standards-based, open-source application which allows your institution to preserve long-term access to trustworthy, authentic and reliable digital content." (via Kottke)
via:kottke  archiving 
april 2015 by philgyford
HTTrack Website Copier - Free Software Offline Browser (GNU GPL)
I keep forgetting the name of this whenever I want it. For downloading all the pages of a website and making a browsable version of it. Versions for Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.
archiving  software  mac  macosx 
march 2015 by philgyford
mroth/unindexed · GitHub
"A website that irrevocably deletes itself once indexed by Google." Anti-archiving. (Via Waxy)
archiving  webdevelopment  via:waxy  matthewrothenberg 
march 2015 by philgyford
There’s nothing sinister about Guardian stories going missing online | Open door | Comment is free | The Guardian
A bug in the automated rights system led to a lot of articles disappearing. Another one for the "transitory nature of the web" file.
chriselliott  guardian  archiving 
february 2015 by philgyford
All My Blogs Are Dead - The Awl
A writer on all the blogs and news sites he's written for which no longer exist online. Paper magazines and newspapers ultimately have greater longevity. (via Waxy)
cartermaness  via:waxy  archiving  blogs  weblogs 
february 2015 by philgyford
Time Travel
Search for a URL and a date and this aggregates results from lots of different web archives.
february 2015 by philgyford
What the Web Said Yesterday - The New Yorker
On the Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle, and attempts to archive the web in general.
jilllepore  archiving  internetarchive  brewsterkahle 
february 2015 by philgyford
A way to create an archived copy of a page for citation purposes. T&Cs say "WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR UNDERTAKINGS AS TO PERMANENCE OR THE DURATION OF PRESERVATION." Brilliant.
february 2015 by philgyford
[this is aaronland] The "Drinking Coffee and Stealing Wifi" 2012 World Tour
(December 2012) Aaron Straup Cope's keynote. Museums online, archiving, Flickr, Foursquare, unique IDs... so much stuff, so good.
aaronstraupcope  museums  flick  foursquare  archiving 
may 2014 by philgyford
Where Brooklyn At?
Some digging into the metadata Aaron Straup Cope saved before Brooklyn Museum deleted their Flickr stuff. It makes me so mad and sad that they did this, not just the images but thousands of comments, tags, notes, too. On Flickr, you don't own your own words.
aaronstraupcope  edsummers  brooklymuseum  flickr  archiving 
april 2014 by philgyford
Adactio: Journal—The tragedy of the commons
All of this. On the Brooklyn Museum, who haven't just moved on from Flickr Commons, but deleted all their stuff from it as well.
jeremykeith  brooklynmuseum  archiving  flickr  flickrcommons 
april 2014 by philgyford
Interesting… Django app that stores location data from Foursquare, iCloud and Runmeter.
django  webdevelopment  archiving  adamcoddington 
april 2014 by philgyford
Bulkr: Backup, download flickr photos, videos, sets & more
For backing up all your Flickr stuff. not sure how the free and pro versions differ. (via @revdancatt)
flickr  backups  archiving  via:revdancatt 
january 2014 by philgyford
Photo scanning made easy. We collect from you | Vintage Photo Lab
They scan your old photos. Not extortionate, given how long it'd take to do yourself. (via Noisy Decent Graphics)
photography  archiving  personaldigitalarchiving  scanning  via:noisydecentgraphics 
november 2013 by philgyford
Adactio: Articles—Beyond Tellerrand
A great talk by Jeremy Keith on archiving, the web, App Stores, URLs, design, history, the future, what's important… just all the good stuff.
jeremykeith  archiving 
september 2013 by philgyford
ArchiveTeam OPML/Feed URL Collector
ArchiveTeam need your lists of current and old RSS feed URLs, to archive posts from Google Reader's cache before it closes. Fucking Google. (via @waxpancake)
via:waxpancake  archiveteam  rss  googlereader  archiving 
june 2013 by philgyford
How You Can Help Save, Posterous, and More
Solely for the phrase "companies like Yahoo work to destroy as much human history as possible." Must suck to work somewhere like that.
andybaio  waxy  upcoming  yahoo  archiving  archives 
april 2013 by philgyford
Posterous cofounders create a replacement: Posthaven | Hacker News
I hoped this would be an interesting discussion on what it means to promise that an online service would be around "forever", but it's nearly all cynical, snarky people saying "people should host their own server!" and arguing about apostrophe usage. (via Tom Taylor)
via:tomtaylor  posthaven  posterous  archiving 
february 2013 by philgyford
Hands On: SimCity | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
The new SimCity can only be played if it can connect to EA's servers. This review (towards the end), and many of the comments, worry about that. The original SimCity and SimCity 2000 can still be played, but when will the new one become unplayable, a never-to-be-seen-again experience? (via @D_Nye_Griffiths)
via:dnyegriffiths  simcity  games  gaming  caraellison  archiving 
february 2013 by philgyford
The Quiet Wikideath of BBS History
Wikipedia is not a source, it's "reality slash fiction".
jasonscott  wikipedia  archiving  bbs 
december 2012 by philgyford
Authenticity/Access | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
On how historical web pages (such as Geocities) appear differently now, even if you have all the original assets. eg, browser rendering, text anti-aliasing, MIDI audio, screen resolutions, etc.
archiving  history  web  geocities  draganespenschied 
april 2012 by philgyford
[this is aaronland] haystack triptychs
More brilliance from Aaron - code to backup and make a lovely standalone site out of your Instagram photos.
aaronstraupcope  instagram  archiving  backups 
april 2012 by philgyford
ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life | Smarterware
This looks very good. So much more than just archiving your activity on services, which would be a good thing in itself.
ginatrapani  webdevelopment  twitter  facebook  googleplus  archiving 
november 2011 by philgyford
straup/parallel-flickr @ GitHub
Wonderful. Aaron Straup Cope's project to allow a self-hosted mirror of your Flickr photos, with all their data, permissions and same-structure URLs. (via Waxy)
via:waxy  aaronstraupcope  flickr  archiving  photos  backups 
november 2011 by philgyford
The Floodwaters Rise
Jason Scott has been busy importing loads of old computer magazines into Internet Archive. Great stuff (and a great job!).
internetarchive  jasonscott  archiving  magazines  history  from delicious
september 2011 by philgyford
Personal Archiving - Digital Preservation (Library of Congress)
A rough guide for individuals who want to archive their digital photos, email, social media, etc. Doesn't mention file formats at all. Maybe that's not as important as doing this at all? (via Digital Beyond)
libraryofcongress  archiving  via:digitalbeyond  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Smithsonian Institution Archives - Digitization Standards for Images
The Smithsonian's rough guide for scanning and archiving photos. (via Digital Beyond)
photography  archiving  smithsonian  via:digitalbeyond  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Brilliant. A 30-year delayed "live" archive of Usenet. I must remember to come back when it reaches 1995. (via Tom Taylor)
via:tomtaylor  usenet  newsgroups  archives  archiving  from delicious
june 2011 by philgyford
Remembrance of Links Past (Pinboard Blog)
"About a quarter of [pages linked to from bookmarked URLs disappear] every seven years." Not an exhaustive survey, but an interesting quick look at how quickly linkrot takes hold.
pinboard  archiving  maciejceglowski  linkrot  from delicious
may 2011 by philgyford
Paul Ford on interacting with his archived self
On what it's like to search his archive of email since 1995, and what he may or may not have been like then. (via Waxy)
via:waxy  paulford  archiving  email  search  from delicious
may 2011 by philgyford
Scripto | Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription
"A light-weight, open source, tool that will allow users to contribute transcriptions to online documentary projects.  The tool will include a versioning history and full set of editorial controls, so that project staff and [sic] manage public contributions."
crowdsourcing  archives  archiving  documents  transcription  history  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford An Archive for Interaction Design
Archiving digital design is difficult, like trying to archive a conversation.
khoivinh  archiving  webdesign  design  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
On archiving digital products - this is
Archiving things like websites is more than saving copies of pages. Digital things are like architecture, reliant on context, interaction, change. (via Booktwo)
via:booktwo  michaelsippey  archiving  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
The Digital Beyond | Insight about your digital death and afterlife
Stuff and things about what happens to your digital stuff after you die. Doing a panel at SXSW right *now*. (via @aleksk)
via:aleksk  death  archiving  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
ASCII by Jason Scott / Archive Team Yahoo Video Final Push (and a rousing speech)
I sent Archive Team money to pay for 1TB of storage, so they can store more of Yahoo Video, which is being deleted by Yahoo! Every little helps, so maybe send a little? (via Waxy)
jasonscott  archiveteam  yahoovideo  yahoo  archiving  via:waxy  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
Snap Bird - search twitter's history
Lets you search your Twitter friends' tweets, or a specific person's tweets (and more), further back than 10 days (unlike official Twitter search). (via Haddock)
twitter  search  via:haddock  archiving  from delicious
march 2011 by philgyford
Thoughts of a Bohemian » Blog Archive » The fire this time
It's not just digital archives that are being destroyed: The liquidator in charge of the defunct Corbis Sygma agency is planning to destroy an archive of 12 million photos. We need a real world Archive Team. Grrrrrrrrr. (via The Online Photographer)
photos  photography  corbissygma  via:theonlinephotographer  history  archives  archiving  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Dancarroll / django-activitysync / source – Bitbucket
Django app for aggregating activity from different services, currently Twitter, Google Reader and Reddit.
dancarroll  django  twitter  googlereader  reddit  archiving  webdevelopment  aggregation  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
ASCII by Jason Scott / A Valentine from Archive Team
Surprise! Yahoo is deleting even *more* user-created content. This time Yahoo Video. It's like Yahoo! doesn't feel hated enough yet. But I keep loving Archive Team more. (via Tom Taylor)
yahoovideo  archiveteam  jasonscott  yahoo  archiving  cloud  via:tomtaylor  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Help Center | Facebook
How to download all of your "information" from your Facebook account. (vi Preoccupations)
via:preoccupations  facebook  backup  archiving  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding • The Register
In case you need even more reasons why trusting your stuff to even the most well-meaning third-party services is only as good as their ability to never, ever make a mistake. (via Lee)
via:lee  flickr  archiving  backups  cloud  chrismellor  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Trustworthy Digital Repository - Chronicle of Life
Really interesting description of an organisation to keep peoples' data safe forever. This organisational stuff must be at least half the battle, aside from technical things. Rest of site seems a bit... clunky though. (via Haddock)
via:haddock  memories  archiving  archives  tdr  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
Danfairs/django-syncr at danfairs - GitHub
What looks like the most active copy of django-syncr around. Dan's adding stuff to the 'danfairs' branch.
djangosyncr  django  webdevelopment  archiving  danfairs  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
Django-syncr - Project Hosting on Google Code
The "official" django-syncr source, but not updated since December 2008.
djangosyncr  django  webdevelopment  archiving  jesselegg  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
Django-syncr: Synchronize Django with the web |
Introduction to django-syncr, which grabs Twitter, Flickr, Delicious, etc stuff from your accounts to your own Django-powered website.
djangosyncr  jesselegg  django  webdevelopment  archiving  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
Cyberspace When You’re Dead -
Long article about what happens to peoples' online lives after they die. Good stuff, although I find so many companies' focus on safeguarding passwords odd; it doesn't seem like the big problem in this area. (via Haddock)
death  robwalker  via:haddock  leslieharpold  mactonnies  archiving  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Engine
Looks fascinating - a PHP/MySQL project you can install which then grabs your Twitter and Facebook network info and processes and graphs it al. (via Preoccupations)
twitter  facebook  archiving  php  ginatrapani  expertlabs  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
ASCII by Jason Scott / Yahoo!locaust
About Yahoo! and Delicious, and other things they've closed, and Flickr, and the fact all the content on Yahoo! Video will be deleted in March. *sigh* (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  jasonscott  archiveteam  yahoo  delicious  yahoovideo  flickr  archiving  from delicious
december 2010 by philgyford
Memolane | Your time machine for the web
Currently invite-only, and I've not tried it, a thing for aggregating and/or archiving your stuff from various web services.
december 2010 by philgyford
Adactio: Journal—Home-grown and Delicious
Yes, I've been thinking this self-hosting-with-syndication model is the way to go. I don't use Delicious's social features at all, but if I self-hosted my links I'd still like them to be viewable by others in my network, if they're interested. (via @preoccupations)
jeremykeith  delicious  archiving  pinboard  via:preoccupations 
december 2010 by philgyford
Anthony Volodkin is Fascinated: Archive
A nice view of someone's online activity per month. CORRECTION: It's a standard Tumblr archive page. Still nice. 
archiving  anthonyvolodkin 
december 2010 by philgyford
Archive Fever: a love letter to the post real-time web |
Yes. It should be easier to access our old online stuff. We should archive it more often. There should be better ways to explore archives. I am interested. (via Blech)
archiving  mattogle  via:blech 
december 2010 by philgyford
Momento Is Perhaps The Perfect Passive Diary App
A few people have mentioned this (article via Blech). It really is a very, very good iPhone app -- aggregates your feeds from many services, displays them nicely in a diary, lets you export all the aggregated data. More than worth £1.19.
archiving  memories  iphone  ipad  apps  feeds  via:blech 
december 2010 by philgyford
PDAWG | Digital Curation Exchange
New to me, the Personal Digital Archives Working Group: "addresses opportunities and challenges associated with the stewardship of born-digital materials that are created or received by individuals."
archiving  archives  pdawg 
november 2010 by philgyford
2010 Videos
Videos of sessions from the Personal Digital Archiving 2010 conference. Haven't watched anything yet. Did anyone reading this go? How was it?
conferences  archiving  archives  personaldigitalarchiving  lifelogging  videos 
november 2010 by philgyford
Call for participation for PDA 2011
Ooh: Personal Digital Archiving 2011 Conference. Sounds very interesting indeed. Hmm, San Francisco in February... (via Blech)
via:blech  archiving  archives  conferences  personaldigitalarchiving  lifelogging 
november 2010 by philgyford
A Paper Internet by Carlos Bueno — Kickstarter
Pledge money towards one of those "web pages printed out and encased in resin" time capsules. Pledge enough and you choose 500 pages to be printed. (via Beyond the Beyond)
via:beyondthebeyond  archiving  archives  kickstarter  carlosbueno  timecapsules 
november 2010 by philgyford
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