The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content

The Next Web: Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content. “By Wednesday afternoon, just two days after the announcement, a group was already hard at work attempting to archive the whole damn thing, or, most of it anyway. Redditor u/itdnhr began the process, collecting some 67,000 NSFW Tumblr accounts and compiling a massive list. He then shared it with r/Datasets, where other redditors stripped the non-working accounts, leaving 43,000 accounts. Preserving Tumblr‘s NSFW accounts, though, isn’t without its challenges, both in scope and legality.”

Yale News: Online search tool ‘lifting a veil’ on Yale’s collections

Yale News: Online search tool ‘lifting a veil’ on Yale’s collections. “Archives at Yale, a new software tool launched in early September, allows students, faculty, and other researchers to search more precisely across and within more than 5,000 collections held by 10 Yale libraries and museums. The new tool is based on a widely used open-source web application — which means that Yale’s investment in developing it will benefit other libraries and museums around the world. “

New York Times: The Village Voice, a New York Icon, Closes

New York Times: The Village Voice, a New York Icon, Closes. “Staff members said they were not surprised that the end had come. The paper’s last editor in chief, Stephen Mooallem — the third top editor to serve under Mr. Barbey during his three-year tenure as owner — left in May and was not replaced. Some staff members will stay on to make the paper’s print archive digitally accessible; the rest will be out of a job at a time when the local news industry finds itself in crisis.”

Inspiring the future: Why Apple should establish an official public archive (9to5Mac)

9to5Mac: Inspiring the future: Why Apple should establish an official public archive. “Last week, Apple celebrated 20 years of the iMac. Major anniversaries are today relatively uncommon for the company, but will become increasingly prevalent in the future. Now 42 years old, Apple is a cornerstone in the technology industry. With such a rich and unique history, Apple’s products and values deserve to be properly catalogued through an official digital archive.”

Engadget: Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Engadget: Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper. “Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They’re presenting their work this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.”

ACRL TechConnect: Introducing Omeka S

ACRL TechConnect: Introducing Omeka S . “My library has used Omeka as part of our suite of platforms for creating digital collections and exhibits for many years now. It’s easy to administer and use, and many of our students, particularly in history or digital humanities, learn how to create exhibits with it in class or have experience with it from other institutions, which makes it a good solution for student projects. This creates challenges, however, since it’s been difficult to have multiple sites or distributed administration…. This problem goes away with Omeka S, which is the new and completely rebuilt Omeka.”

Northeastern: Five Years After Attack, Boston Marathon Digital Archivists Find Healing In Storytelling

Northeastern: Five Years After Attack, Boston Marathon Digital Archivists Find Healing In Storytelling. “Five years on, revisiting the digital archive created after the Boston Marathon bombing is still part of the healing process for those who curated it. ‘It feels like you’re touching a wound,’ said Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, one of the archive’s primary investigators. ‘It’s painful. While there are a lot of wonderful stories that came out of that event—stories of people helping each other, of first responders saving lives—you can still feel that visceral experience of shock, pain, grieving, and loss that people encountered.'”