Anyone interested in the Great War Project should check out this blog. This particular post is very interesting, I wrote about OH Mavor/James Bridie last year and became quite fond of him!
Glasgow University's Great War Project
by Stacey Clapperton, PhD Candidate in History of Art, University of Glasgow
A British soldier, who may have spent endless months fighting in the trenches on the Western Front, finds himself in an army hospital with undisclosed injuries. We don’t know how long he has been lying in his hospital bed. We don’t know the last time he enjoyed the comforts of home. We learn, from the author of this scene that the soldier in question, Private Swish, has had his dug out blown in and is awakening from “dreams of beautiful nursing sisters and blue jacketed bliss”. Now this may not seem like a particularly humorous moment for this or any soldier, but in the expertise of a cartoonist armed with subtle humor, the scene transforms. Private Swish awakens to a barked command of “DRINK THIS” by an unsympathetic, sullen and knackered looking hospital orderly who looks like…
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Today we played a game where we were digital curators. We answered digital preservation quandries and thought about successful digital preservation.
I thought I’d reblog this on the eve of re-experiencing this class, this time as a student. I’m looking forward to getting started on my own appraisal project!
University of Glasgow Library
Yesterday Archive Services welcomed HATII Information Management and Preservation students and their teacher, Lesley Richmond (who is also the University Archivist), to the searchroom to appraise several collections. The searchroom was filled to the brim with over one hundred boxes and sixteen students. Whilst one student only had a single box to look at, another was faced with over twenty boxes! However the difficulty of appraisal is not in the number of boxes but in their content.
Some described the initial shock of being confronted with so much material as “overwhelming”. Without a doubt being faced with not one but two ancient slide projectors, as Mark Jervis was, must be perturbing. As well as the standard archival documents students faced lantern slides, photos and plans. One set of papers contained an eclectic mix of poetry and notes on shipbuilding. Each collection posed its own set of questions about the…
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This Is What Political Party Websites Looked Like In 1996 http://bzfd.it/1vyYsL2
Some fun with the Internet Archive!