The Bowdoin Archives Insta-Cam

Dear STAMAsters,

Sorry for cross-postings ... (Thanks Odile!!!)

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Sender:       Archives & Archivists <ARCHIVES@MIAMIU.ACS.MUOHIO.EDU>
Poster:       Peter Hirtle <pbh6@CORNELL.EDU>
Subject:      The Bowdoin Archives Insta-Cam

In my posting on internal archives documents available on the Web, I
overlooked one very important resource.  It is the Archives Insta-Cam at
the Bowdoin College Archives.  In the past digital cameras have been used
to provide continually-updated images of street traffic, fish tanks,
television stations in San Francisco, and the coffee pot in the computer
science laboratory at Cambridge University, but to my knowledge this is the
first implementation that records the actual operation of an archives.

The Insta-Cam is described as follows:

      Now through the magic of digital technology, you can get an inside
look at the day-to-day
      workings of a real archives.

      This digital camera image is updated EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES throughout
      working day!

The Archives Insta-Cam can be found at:

Peter Hirtle

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