Article on digital preservation for artists by Ben Fino-Radin

Off the back of some recent thoughts regarding the archiving of websites, SB sent me a link to “Digital Preservation in the Artist’s Studio” by Ben Fino-Radin. The article provides an extremely thorough overview of what steps might be involved in digitally archiving studio output, along with a few real-world examples. Love this stuff.

On archiving/preserving websites

SB and I have been chatting about the whys, whens and hows involved in archiving a website. Archiving is always an uphill battle. It’s hard to take care of things as they age no matter what the material, and ageing code comes with a specific set of worries.

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The Mac Photographic Archive

The Mac Photographic Archive

The Mac Photographic Archive was started by GSA graduate Lizzie Malcolm and Daniel Powers following the fire that consumed much of the Macintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art. Anyone who has ever visited the building can upload photos in an effort to digitally preserve the history of the iconic building. The archive is growing, but they’re still lacking photos of some areas (particularly the studios). If you have something to share, contribute.