Category Archives: Archiving

al-Ghazālī on Archiving and Backups

Whilst reading al-Ghazālī’s Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn, I came to think of a new way to visualize both my archive and my back up strategy. The passage, in Book 35, goes as follows:   So let us explicate: faith in divine unity

al-Ghazālī on Archiving and Backups

Whilst reading al-Ghazālī’s Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn, I came to think of a new way to visualize both my archive and my back up strategy. The passage, in Book 35, goes as follows:   So let us explicate: faith in divine unity

The Sony Hack: What Scholars Can Learn From It

Connectivity has been touted as an absolute good. All your data should be available on all your devices, everywhere. However, some serious counter-examples have become clear. Perhaps the one that is the clearest to understand is the hack on Sony Entertainment’s

The Sony Hack: What Scholars Can Learn From It

Connectivity has been touted as an absolute good. All your data should be available on all your devices, everywhere. However, some serious counter-examples have become clear. Perhaps the one that is the clearest to understand is the hack on Sony Entertainment’s

How to build an archive (3): an archive that grows

One key aspect of curating your digital library is to notice when it is time to shift gears and scale up. What starts out with a simple folder with a random name, in an inconvenient place, with a few PDFs dumped

How to build an archive (3): an archive that grows

One key aspect of curating your digital library is to notice when it is time to shift gears and scale up. What starts out with a simple folder with a random name, in an inconvenient place, with a few PDFs dumped

how to build an archive (2): different data

Without data, no archive. We will look at two different categorizations in this post. The nature of files, and the type of files. The nature of files Your archive should consist of primary sources secondary literature tertiary reference material your

how to build an archive (2): different data

Without data, no archive. We will look at two different categorizations in this post. The nature of files, and the type of files. The nature of files Your archive should consist of primary sources secondary literature tertiary reference material your

How to build an archive (1)

We have arrived at a point in time where it is relatively easy to establish your very own digital archive, where you can store your library, notes, work in progress, etc. This is incredibly useful, as we are taking more

How to build an archive (1)

We have arrived at a point in time where it is relatively easy to establish your very own digital archive, where you can store your library, notes, work in progress, etc. This is incredibly useful, as we are taking more