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Text message archiving for businesses

Is there an all in one solution that will archive text message conversations for multiple styles of phones? Even more caveats inside... [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Apr 15, 2014 - 5 answers

 

To Look Back At Where We Boldly Went Where No One Had Gone Before

Updating Wordpress website, how to we archive old site so as not to break long-standing links? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Plugin for Archiving Outlook Email to Windows Explorer

Easy way to rename and move Outlook emails to Windows folders? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Feb 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Best way to preserve old email messages from AOL and Outlook Express?

My old email messages have a lot of sentimental value to me, and I want to preserve them indefinitely. I'm just not sure about the best approach. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Feb 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can I volunteer at an archive in NYC? (I have no experience.)

I'm starting to explore a career change and I want to figure out whether I'd enjoy being an archivist. I'm 40, but I don't have any experience in archiving, so first I want to find out whether I'd like it. I live in Manhattan and have a regular 9-5 day job. I currently work as an editor at a legal publishing company and I'm a former lawyer. I enjoy American political and social history. I also like the arts (especially old movies and theater). I'm interested in working with historical documents and/or digital archives. I understand that not every volunteer experience might include access to those; I'm just trying to give a sense of my interests. I also wouldn't mind talking to a working archivist to get a sense of what the work is like.
posted by Tin Man on Jan 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Non-academic researcher seeks organizational software solution.

I'm looking for software solutions for organizing and searching non-academic research. [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Nov 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Is it dumb to "downgrade" my photo archives?

When digital photography was new, I saved everything at it's highest settings. Now that I currently have nearly 80 gigs of photographs, would it make sense to "downgrade" all of my photos to smaller sizes? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 10, 2013 - 26 answers

Best practice photo tagging

I've sent off my family's entire photo collection for scanning and now have 13,000 photos that I would like to tag with names, themes (sports, birthdays, travel), and maybe locations. What is best practice in photo tagging these days? What software (mac) should I use? What's the best way to tag photos in bulk so that I save time? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on May 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Archival Digital Texts

I have inherited my grandmother's writings. I'm scanning them, doing OCR and in some cases retyping them so that I can have them digitized. I'd like to know, is there a format for text that is best for archival purposes? I was thinking of .rtf, since so many applications can open it. Is it considered "archival quality"?
posted by dylan_k on May 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Is the demand for digital librarians stable or expanding?

Is there demand for digital librarians trained in data management, exposing electronic collections, digital archiving, and so on? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Scanning many old, thin pages

I have inherited a 1,000+ pages of my grandmother's writings. I would like to scan them, OCR them and (after fixing OCR mistakes) share them with the rest of my family online. My question is this: what's the best way to scan so many pages? Also, I should point out that many of the pages are on thin typing paper. Maybe this is carbon paper? or onion skin paper? I'm not sure but I don't want to damage the originals. [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Oct 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Gmail Archive feature - it seems excellent and scary.

Will I regret aggressively using Gmail’s Archive function? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 1, 2012 - 29 answers

Putting Names to Faces for Future Generations

Suggestions for identifying people in home movies for future generations? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Sep 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a way to safely separate two sheets of paper glued together?

A printout was inadvertently glued to a copy of a historical photo. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jul 23, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I automatically archive web pages I visit?

Is there an easy way to archive all the content of web pages I visit, saving the pages to my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Archiving Family Treasures

Archiving Really old photos: Your suggestions on methodology and tools? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on May 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Service that can provide archiving of online text?

{VendorCrisisFilter} In my office we pay for a vendor to monitor and archive our mentions in broadcast, online, and print media. Without giving us any warning, they changed their service this month so that we can no longer archive online clips. Our contract is not up until August. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Apr 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Wallets for storing 6x4 photos

Photograph print storage and archiving. I have several document boxes full of randomly sized and often somewhat tatty photo wallets, usually containing either 24 or 36 6x4 photos, and neg strips. I'm looking for a storage system to migrate these too. Basically, I'd like to take the photos out the old wallets, put them in the new standard card/plastic wallets, and then add/write some index terms on the top spine and cover. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by carter on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

How do you track & use ideas from your previous sketch books, journals & diaries?

For those that keep a journal/diary/sketch book: When you start a new book, how do you continue to track and use the good ideas and projects in your old books that you'd like to pursue? [more inside]
posted by ooklah on Jan 16, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I create my own Wikipedia?

I'm volunteering at the Whistler Museum, it's just a little municipal museum, and our archives haven't been digitized yet. If it was possible to turn them into a Wikipedia-style database. Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Pseudology on Dec 25, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I turn two love letters into a gift?

I need ideas! I have two love letters that I would like to display, or archive in an attractive way, and give as a gift to the letter writers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Archiving lots of data files?

Professional help on archiving a large number of data files with metadata. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me turn my real junk into digital junk.

I'm about to go through my old belongings from age 0-18. I plan to photograph or scan some of the interesting or sentimental items before I get rid of them. Examples include: stuffed animals, concert tickets, favorite magazine covers, handwritten notes... What naming convention / folder structure would you use for the files, and if you've done anything like this, do you have any other tips?
posted by beyond_pink on Oct 12, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I get a handle on home digital archiving?

I'm tying myself in knots trying to come up with a sensible backup and archiving procedure for my files. This includes work files, personal photos, music, etc. What is your method for making sure that backups are where they are and that your archive works for you? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Aug 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Should I be keeping over a decade of personal email?

I've been keeping all of my personal email since 2001. I keep it nicely organized in yearly folders and sub-folders...but should I? [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Jul 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Scanning - how much?

I have been asked to provide a quote for digitizing a bunch of documents. What is the going rate for this type of work? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by archivist on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

I just want a shoebox.

iPhoto replacement for Windows 7...NOT PICASA! [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Mar 17, 2011 - 19 answers

OpenSourceMusicGeekProjectFilter question

I need some advice on how to build a database-driven site around an archive of ephemera (mostly flyers). Essentially, I want to build an online archive of scanned rave flyers from the Toronto-London-Detroit rave scenes (plus some Midwest US flyers). Here's what I have: [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Feb 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Options for archiving/exporting Gmail chat statuses or Gmail-integrated notetaking?

Am I overlooking any options for archiving/exporting Gmail chat statuses? Alternatively, are there any notetaking apps that are REALLY REALLY REALLY well-integrated with Gmail? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Recommend a screenshot archiving service . . .

Screenshot archiving service suggestions wanted. Need a solution to capture and archive website screenshots online to compare year over year. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 9, 2010 - 2 answers

should a historian become an archivist? details inside

should a historian become an archivist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 5 answers

easy ways to archive e-mails from yahoo?

I have 33,000 e-mails in my yahoo account that I would like to archive. How can I do this?
posted by parmanparman on Feb 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me archive a roomful of old Mac data

How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Rescue stories from ye olde Mac!

Best way to get files off of a 1994 Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jan 3, 2010 - 17 answers

in search of lost time or remembrance of things past

Can you geeks help me retrieve my Facebook status updates from ancient times, i.e. mid-2008 & before? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Jan 1, 2010 - 2 answers

How can I keep track of academic papers and my handwritten notes on them?

What is the best hardware/software system for keeping track of a) hundreds of academic papers in PDF form and b) my handwritten notes on these hundreds of papers? Bonus if the answer integrates with some sort of citation management software. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Nov 24, 2009 - 10 answers

DIY archivist!

How can I develop a plan to help a small community organization organize its archival materials (something like a self-accessioning plan, I guess)? What should I read? Who should I talk to? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Oct 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Creating a small library for a non-profit

Looking for resources on creating a small library for a non-profit company [more inside]
posted by andendau on Jul 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Trying to Find an Article on Data Preservation

What article did I read on preserving personal data? [more inside]
posted by rollick on Jul 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Newspaper Clippings 2.0?

Can I automate archiving/saving news articles on a certain topic I pull from google new's rss feed? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Quicksilver loses track of moved files. Why no?

How can I get Quicksilver to keep track of files that have moved? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Mar 1, 2009 - 4 answers

A question about corporate file sharing.

My friend runs a small company that is growing. They're starting to run into file-sharing problems (versioning, archiving, etc.). Laboring under the bizarre belief that I know something about this stuff, my friend has asked for my help. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 14, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I track my DVD-Rs?

Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
posted by tommorris on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me find the image manager of my dreams?

I'm sitting on an extensive collection of ephemera and period clip-art. I use it a lot for designs, presentations, and assorted projects, but as it's grown organizing the contents has turned into an impossible task... [more inside]
posted by verb on May 3, 2008 - 12 answers

How do you deal w. all that old email?

I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Batch image compression on Windows Server?

Can anyone recommend a small/lightweight image compression program that can run on Windows Server 2003? Thanks [more inside]
posted by bloodniece on Mar 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Ah, the days before digital.

I'm looking for the best way to get good quality scans of old photos and then store them permanently in archival albums or envelopes. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Need a stable external drive for long-term archiving purposes

Can anyone suggest an affordable, stable external hard drive for archiving purposes? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 19, 2007 - 21 answers

What is the easiest way to automatically archive multiple IMAP accounts?

What is the easiest way to automatically archive IMAP emails (incoming and outgoing) from multiple user accounts? Gmail doesn't handle IMAP and I don't have access to our school's server. We need a central location to archive our research projects emails. Mac, PC, or web method okay.
posted by philrj on Jul 8, 2007 - 3 answers

The Electric Slide... Scanner

Looking for a scanner to process hundreds (or more) of 35mm slides as automatically as possible - at decent quality, for a decent price. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Apr 20, 2007 - 10 answers

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