FYI, Ben was one of our interns last year -- nice to see his paper getting a recommendation :)


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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Custer, Mark

... I'd suggest that you first take a look at this online paper by Ben Goldman and the excellent links therein (which I just discovered minutes before):

I'd further suggest that you pay particular attention to the discussion on Matthew Kirschenbaum's book, "Mechanisms," in which Goldman mentions that "[Kirschenbaum] describes wanting to know more about the history of these files [that he found via the finding aid], and to see them in their native software environments" (rather than just downloading them from DSpace)....