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New blog: Files That Last

Today I’m launching a new tech blog, called “Files That Last.” As you might guess, its subject is digital preservation. Why do we need another preservation blog? Perhaps “we” don’t, where we’re mostly people closely connected with libraries and archives, but it’s a topic that’s ripe for more attention from the general computer-tech community, as everyone relies increasingly on computer files for long-term memory. Its focus will be practical guidance. Since it’s a solo operation, I’ll be able to say things the Library of Congress really shouldn’t.

I’ll be running that blog on a more regular schedule than this one, with weekly posts. Please drop by, and if you like what you see please spread the word.

State of the blog

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. One reason is that I’ve been working on a book proposal and gotten a favorable preliminary response from a publisher. Hopefully I’ll have good news to announce here soon.

In the meantime, I’m using Google+ and enjoying it. If you want to find me, I’m here. I wouldn’t mind connecting up with other people in the digital preservation world.

PASIG in Boston

I’ll be at the Sun PASIG (Preservation and Archives SIG) at Northeastern University tomorrow.