About

Hello! My name is Nicole Contaxis. I currently live in Washington DC and I am a National Digital Stewardship Resident. This is my blog.

In general, I’m interested in archival practice, digital preservation, and the semiotics of computation and digital media. Or, more clearly said, I spend most of my time thinking about how we communicate and the ramifications of both the content and nature of that communication.

Many blog posts deal with my current position as a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine. I am working on a project titled, “NLM-Developed Software as Cultural Heritage.” What that means is that I’m trying to track down all of the software developed at NLM and design a preservation strategy for it. Considering that NLM has a 40 year history of developing software, I’ve got my work cut out for me. Nevertheless, I’m pumped. Software is a huge part of the lived experience, and I’m excited to play my part in ensuring long-term access to it.

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