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Personal Digital Archiving and identifiers

Posted in conferences, identifiers by Amanda Hill on 21 March, 2011

Just a quick post to mention that the videos of talks at the Personal Digital Archiving conference are now available online. The event, organised by the Internet Archives, was held in San Francisco in February and attracted a large number of speakers from a broad range of fields. I wouldn’t have thought that the content of the conference would have been directly relevant to the Names Project, but one of the talks was on the Social Networks and Archival Context project, which is working in a similar space: extracting names from archival finding aids and turning them into authority records. Clifford Lynch’s keynote was also of interest: he mentioned the current interest in unique identification of authors within educational institutions more than once.