Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010-10-21: RRAC Presentation

Tuesday, I gave a presentation introducing some of the research we are doing in our WSDL group to the Records and Archivists (RRAC) national meeting. This group is made of archivists at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (like MITRE and Aerospace) and University Archivists.

I used slides from several of Dr. Nelson's and Martin Klein's presentations (credits recently given in the last slide).

I also gave the same presentation to the Agile Development department (of which Carlton is a member) on Tuesday. Both groups widely received the research and had very interesting ideas and comments. The RRAC folks (who were of non-technical backgrounds) questioned the projected lifespan and availability of archives like the Internet Archive (IA). We also discussed the possibility of the Twitter virus being stored in the IA (and I have yet to investigate this possibility). The other interesting topic of discussion was how to use robots.txt files.

I thought the presentation went well, and I can provide more information on the other, less interesting questions offline.

--Justin F. Brunelle

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