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Occupy Collecting at NYU. David Millman New York University, Libraries & ITS [email protected] April, 2012. OWS Collecting. Tamiment special collections library archive of labor and the left collections of print, ephemera, media, born digital web archiving of political sites

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Occupy collecting at nyu

Occupy Collecting at NYU

David Millman

New York University, Libraries & ITS

[email protected]

April, 2012


Ows collecting

OWS Collecting

  • Tamiment special collections library

    • archive of labor and the left

    • collections of print, ephemera, media, born digital

    • web archiving of political sites

  • Occupy Wall St. collecting

    • single archival Tamiment collection, EAD

    • several sources

cni spring 2012 --


Ows content

OWS Content

  • YouTube

  • Web

  • Meeting notes

  • Ephemera

  • Oral/video history

  • Google, Facebook groups

cni spring 2012 --


Collecting youtube

Collecting -- YouTube

  • YouTube: 34,000 hits for “ows”

  • plug-in for FireFox (downloadhelper.net)

  • currently ca. 250 items, policy: large events

  • Fair Use: 2012 ARL Code of Best Practices

    • “transformative” collecting with context

cni spring 2012 --


Collecting think tank

Collecting – Think Tank

  • Tamiment special collections library

    • archive of labor and the left

    • collections of print, ephemera, media, born digital

    • web archiving of political sites

  • Occupy Wall St. collecting

    • single archival Tamiment collection, EAD

    • several sources

cni spring 2012 --


Collecting think tank1

Collecting – Think Tank

  • Blue sky, strategy

  • Daily, 2 hours

  • Audio capture hardware provided by NYU library (Zoom-H2n)

  • Bi-weekly digital file transfers

cni spring 2012 --


Collecting think tank2

Collecting – Think Tank

cni spring 2012 --


Collecting think tank3

Collecting – Think Tank

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Collecting think tank4

Collecting – Think Tank

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Collecting think tank5

Collecting – Think Tank

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Collecting think tank6

Collecting – Think Tank

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Ows archives working group

OWS Archives Working Group

  • Oral histories w/formal releases

  • Other materials: Independent ownership?

cni spring 2012 --


Ows minutes working group

OWS Minutes Working Group

  • Documents formal decisions

  • Actions

  • Finances

  • Via web archive

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Web archiving

Web Archiving

  • ~40 sites

  • Collection focus is NYC and national, not other localities

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Occupy collecting at nyu

Also . . .

  • Ephemera

    • paper, posters

  • Some: OWS Media Working Group

  • Not yet: Google groups, Facebook

cni spring 2012 --


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