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Cabrinety-NIST Grant off to a running start with the hiring of Charlotte Thai



Software from the  Cabrinety collection.

The Stanford University Libraries is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The project, which will end on Aug. 31, 2014, will be dedicated to the creation of basic metadata for the 15,000 software titles in the Stephen M. Cabrinety Collection in the History of Microcomputing, managing the logistic of cross continent shipments of software to the NIST for creating forensic images, quality checks and eventual deposit into the SDR. The project is underway and several shipments have been received at NIST already. Preservation of the Cabrinety Collection and its addition to the NSRL hash dataset will provide significant contributions to law enforcement and towards the preservation of software history. In addition, this project will contribute valuable information for future software preservation activities.

Prior to joining the department, Charlotte was the Digital Asset Specialist at the Blizzard Entertainment and Executive Editor of Tips & Tricks Magazine at LEP, Inc. She holds a BA in English and an MLIS from UCLA.

by Peter Chan

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