Tuesday 16 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

Festive tidings, everyone. Things have been quiet round here as we've been slayed by the various winter viruses doing the rounds. But here he is, in a cheerful santa suit, the likes of which wont be available when the credit is really crunched. Enjoy those pointless dress-up-the-baby-novelty-purchases-and-the-like while you can, and I hope you have a good festive break.

If you're feeling really cheery, I've been involved in doing some fundraising for the baby unit at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, and if you're looking for a xmas charidee to give a donation to, then here you go.

Mines is a brandy and babycham, come the drinks order. Merry Xmas!

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Game On

Sometimes, its fun to do something a little out of your safe bubble in academia. To that end, one of my most recent papers went up today in the International Journal of Digital Curation. Called ‘Grand Theft Archive’: A Quantitative Analysis of the State of Computer Game Preservation, its co-authored with Paul Gooding, who is now the BBC Sports Librarian.

Paul did most of the research, I just helped him polish and polish and buff and polish it into good shape. A fun project for me to be involved in - and an interesting read about the issues regarding preserving our gaming heritage.