Archiving Large Swaths of User-Contributed Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement, a project briefing session presented at CNI’s spring 2012 membership meeting, by Howard Besser (NYU), David Millman (NYU), and Sharon Leon (GMU), is now available on CNI’s two video channels:
Archiving born-digital content from the “Occupy” movement can serve as a prototype for archiving all kinds of user-contributed content. This presentation features discussion of the tools and methods that have been developed for ingesting, preserving, and offering discovery services to large numbers of digital works where contributors cannot really be relied upon to follow standards and metadata assignment.
More videos of other sessions from the spring 2012 CNI meeting are forthcoming. To see all videos available from CNI, including the opening spring 2012 plenary Reinventing the Research University to Serve a Changing World by James Duderstadt, and Phil Long’s closing plenary Key Trends in Teaching & Learning: Aligning What We Know About Learning to Today’s Learners, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).