Podcast #3: On Media, Materiality and Metadata
It’s that time again, folks! It’s been a couple of months since we last invaded the airwaves, so we thought we’d brighten up your Friday with the latest HTTP podcast.
This instalment features Tiia, Simon, Sarah (on loan to us from Canada) and Cherish, as well as honoured guest Bridget Moynihan, joint editor-in-chief of fellow academic blog Inciting Sparks. We make the most of Sarah’s and Bridget’s literary backgrounds, and cram as many archive-related things as we can think of into the discussion. We talk about:
- academic blogging in general (and its benefits to researchers and readers alike)
- the interrelationship of digital and print media (and the potential pitfalls of digitizing printed sources)
- public access to archives (physical and digital), and use of archival resources
- blogs and social media as forms of digital archive (and how long-lived they may be)
Some of this is an extension of discussions we had in our last episode (and we’d love to be able to say that was intentional), but we take the conversation in some fascinating new directions here.
Anyhow, have a listen – and do get in touch with any feedback, suggestions or requests you may have for future podcasts. You’ll have our immense gratitude, if that’s any incentive!