Archive for November, 2009

Spreading the word about YODL

After a year of developing and implementing the pilot phase of YODL, the york online multimedia repository, we feel we have useful experience to share with other people working in this area. In July Julie Allinson and Elizabeth Harbord published an article in Ariadne, a Web magazine aimed at information professionals in archives, libraries and museums . The article outlined the progress of the project from its inception through to its actual implementation. ( To accompany this, Julie suggested Frank Feng and I write a companion article from a technical perspective. I found this a slightly daunting but very interesting challenge, and the article we jointly wrote is now online. The article can be read at


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