CoSector Blog

Our experience with digital transformation in higher education - part two

We've been in the lower ground floor for nearly two months. Here's how the University of London's digital transformation is panning out so far.

Jul 17, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

Conference on web-archiving, part 3: Albany and web-archives as Institutional Records

In my last in this series of blog posts about IIPC 2017, I'll look at the work of Gregory Wiedeman at Albany SUNY.

Jul 14, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Fair play - how to make the most of a graduate fair

Having just organised the London Graduate Fair at Senate House a few weeks ago, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the visitors we get and how different their experience of the fair is depending on how well they’ve prepared and understand what to...

Jul 12, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events

Conference on web-archiving, part 2: Ian Milligan and his derived datasets

Web-archiving is a relatively young side of digital archiving, yet it has already established a formidable body of content across the world, a large corpus of materials that could be mined by researchers and historians to uncover interesting...

Jul 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Conference on web-archiving: reconciling two curation methods

One of the first things I did in digital preservation was a long-term web-archiving project, so I have long felt quite close to the subject. I was very pleased to attend this year’s IIPC conference in Senate House in London, which this year...

Jul 07, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

The future is hybrid: the hybrid archivist

The term ‘hybrid’ is most often used to describe a library or archive collection that is a mix of digital and analogue content. Originally, ‘hybrid’ seemed to be a transition stage, with the assumption being that one day, all content would be...

Jul 05, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

I sat in on an interview for a graduate intern. Here’s what I learned

As a recent graduate myself, I was asked to sit in on an interview for a position in our team. Here’s what I learned from sitting on the other side of the table for the first time. 

Jul 03, 2017

Topic: Recruitment, professional development

The future of online digital preservation training

Working in the Moodle platform has persuaded us that there are many more opportunities for using that technology to deliver more content, and more effectively. We also have ideas for the direction in which we want to take our digital preservation...

Jun 29, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

Why is getting Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) right so important?

The last ten years have taught us that virtual learning environments are here to stay.  But are universities getting the VLE right? And why is it so important? 

Jun 26, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education

Why great marketers need to understand digital preservation

It's the 50th anniversary of your business. You want to share a photograph of the founders on their first day of work in the internal newsletter. You ask the CEO whether she can fish through her loft to find the original. She only has a copy of...

Jun 23, 2017

Topic: Marketing, Advertising and PR, Digital Preservation, IT and Digital