Colin Post

Dr. Colin Post works with libraries, archives, museums, and creative communities in North Carolina and beyond to advance new approaches for the ongoing care of digital culture. His research interests include digital curation, digital and new media art, community archives, and artists' archives.

There are 12 included publications by Colin Post :

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The Art of Digital Curation : Co-operative Stewardship of Net-Based Art 2021 77 Artists have long engaged with digital and networked technologies in critical and creative ways to explore both new art forms and novel ways of disseminating artworks. Net-based artworks are often created with the intent to circulate outside traditio...
Beyond the workflow: archivists’ aspirations for digital curation practices 2021 162 The documentation of archival workflows plays an important role in digital curation practice. Capturing the various steps, tools, people, and software involved at different stages, workflow documentation visually represents complex activities, and at...
Building a Living, Breathing Archive: A Review of Appraisal Theories and Approaches for Web Archives 2017 1629 The paper provides a review of published literature on the collection and development of Web archives, focusing specifically on the theories, techniques, tools, and approaches used to appraise Web-based materials for inclusion in collections. Facing ...
A Colossal Catalog Adventure: Representing Indie Video Games and Game Creators in Library Catalogs 2023 8 Significant changes in how video games are made and distributed require catalogers to critically reflect on existing approaches for representing games in library catalogs. Digital distribution channels are quickly supplanting releases of games on phy...
Digital Curation at Work: Modeling Workflows for Digital Archival Materials 2019 1834 This paper describes and compares digital curation workflows from 12 cultural heritage institutions that vary in size, nature of digital collections, available resources, and level of development of digital curation activities. While the research and...
Ensuring the Legacy of Self-Taught and Local Artists: A Collaborative Framework for Preserving Artists' Archives 2017 930 Many institutions collect the papers of prominent artists, but similar efforts have rarely extended to the archives of self-taught artists and artists of local renown. The author recommends that institutions establish collaborative relationships with...
Never the Same Stream: netomat, XLink, and Metaphors of Web Documents 2018 221 Document engineering employs practices of modeling and representation. Enactment of these practices relies on shared metaphors. However, choices driven by metaphor often receive less attention than those driven by factors critical to developing worki...
On the Platform’s Ruins: Practicing a Poetics of Obsolescence 2021 36 Visual artists, writers, and other cultural producers have long leveraged networked technologies to establish platforms that circulate cultural products in participatory contexts intentionally distinct from cultural institutions. As technologies chan...
OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows 2020 1751 The purpose of the Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows is to encourage and assist collecting institutions of all shapes, sizes, and types to begin documenting their born-digital workflows. In our experience, both through the OSSArcFl...
The Pandemic at Home: Learning from Community-engaged Covid-19 Documentation Efforts in the Southeastern US Covid-19 Documentation Efforts in the Southeastern US 2022 36 Cultural heritage institutions of all kinds around the world responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by launching community-engaged collecting efforts that solicited the submission of documents capturing the daily experience of an historically significant...
Preservation Practices of New Media Artists: Challenges, Strategies, and Attitudes in the Personal Management of Artworks 2017 1331 Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the preservation practices of new media artists, in particular those working outside of the scope of major collecting institutions, examining how these artists preserve new media artworks in their ...
The Unending Lives of Net-Based Artworks: Web Archives, Browser Emulators, and New Conceptual Frameworks 2017 216 Research into net-based artworks is an undertaking divergent from much prior art historical scholarship. While most objects of art history are stable analog works, largely in museum collections, net-based artworks are vital and complex entities, exis...