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March 10, 2009

Saving What Matters

Filed under: Research — captainchunk @ 11:35 am

Archiving at the personal level is an important topic that is intricate and detailed, but can be simplified to a few important concepts. The most important concept is the medium is the archive. Understanding that at the personal level, people end up archiving information in the medium in which it was created.



  1. […] Saving What Matters […]

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  2. I really like the pictures of your slides! Grab people’s attention immediately. Also your topic is very interesting and inspire us to rethink the notion of “what to keep? what not to keep? It is meaningful and critical to people nowadays. My project is about the evolution of books and the unregulated online formats somewhat prohibit the adopt rate of electronic reading, so archiving is really an issue among publishers, libraries and users. Thanks for your presentation!

    Comment by Vera — March 10, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  3. Brian,

    Great presentation. I really liked your slides. Your presentation style makes it very easy to listen and understand what you are trying to communicate.

    Also, a pretty interesting topic. I am in the midst of heading a project where we are tagging thousands of images–so the thought of that being automatic sounds wonderful.

    Nice work, thanks for presenting.


    Comment by rebekahp — March 10, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

  4. Nice brief slides and a fascinating topic.

    I liked your discussion about Gmail and the cloud. I’m glad you discussed at the end the danger of cloud and what will happen if that archive is lost. What will happen if the information in the cloud is used for nefarious purposes?

    I probably would have liked more text on the slides to have context to them. They were almost too meta for me. 🙂

    Thanks for exploring this subject — it’s a very important one.

    Comment by sunagurol — March 10, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

  5. I see what you are saying about the “metaness” of the slides. I think it is a fine line between not enough text info on screen and having clean slides. I probably went a little too far this time.

    Comment by captainchunk — March 10, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  6. Brian,
    You are a great speaker and your presentation style is very impressive. Using your own photograph is both cute and safe (noone will ask image rights).
    I believe there are two main questions to be considered in preserving the exponentially increasing data:
    1- How will we use records in the future?
    2- What records do we need to share and store?

    Comment by filizefe — March 10, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  7. Hi,

    Your data in your presentation is impressive. This topic is interesting and important. Thank you for your great job!

    Comment by yunl — March 10, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

  8. I really liked using your kid photo as a touchstone for your theme. It made the abstract, concrete. Relaxed comfortable delivery.

    Comment by rossophonic — March 10, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  9. Very well done! I was surprised about how many trees we can save now by archiving digitally. I wonder if one day we’ll face space problems with this?

    Comment by Rubi — March 10, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

  10. Brian, this is a good presentation.
    I really like you use simple picture to tell the idea of analog and digital concept.
    For the analog and digital differences, you presented sufficient data to make it convincing.
    I also like how you interact with classmates during the presentation. Archive metadata idea is a good direction.

    Questions: what is your finding regarding to archive duplication and e- trash?

    Comment by xiaoqiye — March 15, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

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