e-Records 2012: The Fascinating (and a Little Frightening) World of Computer Forensics

I think I speak for everyone in Craig Ball’s session, “e-Discovery: Nerdy Things You Should Know About Computer Forensics,” when I say that computer forensics (when explained right) is downright riveting.

Ninety-two percent of information is born digital. This means that, increasingly, forensic evidence is digital. In a rousing afternoon session, Ball talked about the treasure trove of evidence that we leave behind when we use computers and smart phones, and introduced computer forensics as the way that we find the story behind the human drama of what people see, hide, steal, and think – essentially, using our digital fingerprints to read minds.

Sometimes these fingerprints are more overt than others, […]

NAGARA-CoSA 2012: Digital Preservation 101

This article is the first in a series of our takeaways from the 2012 NAGARA-CoSA Annual Conference. By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst It’s probably safe to say that, somewhere in your agency, you’re storing the only copy of a permanent record in a digital format.  Maybe it’s because the original was scanned and then…

Digital newspaper archive delivered to Carrizo Springs

By Angela Ossar, Government Information Analyst TSLAC’s Gilberto Herrera and Andy Puente recently returned from delivering the archive of the Carrizo Springs Javelin to their offices in Carrizo Springs, Texas, a town 117 miles southwest of San Antonio and roughly 45 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.  The Javelin employed TSLAC’s Imaging Services department to create…

Digital Archives Program at the General Land Office

By Jan Ferrari, Government Information Analyst Good records management procedures support digital archives programs. To that end, I have visited the Texas General Land Office (GLO) a few times in the past to see the wonderful map collections, but also to gain a better understanding of their digital archives program. Susan Dorsey, their Director of Technical Services,…