An archive is an accumulation of historical records or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of that person or organization. Professional archivists and historians generally understand archives to be records that have been naturally and necessarily generated as a product of regular legal, commercial, administrative or social activities. They have been metaphorically defined as "the secretions of an organism", and are distinguished from documents that have been consciously written or created to communicate a particular message to posterity.
In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings.
Archive files are particularly useful in that they store file system data and metadata within the contents of a particular file, and thus can be stored on systems or sent over channels that do not support the file system in question, only file contents – examples include sending a directory structure over email.
Beyond archival purposes, archive files are frequently used for packaging software for distribution, as software contents are often naturally spread across several files; the archive is then known as a package. While the archival file format is the same, there are additional conventions about contents, such as requiring a manifest file, and the resulting format is known as a package format. Examples include deb for Debian, JAR for Java, and APK for Android.
Creative Technology Ltd. is a Singapore-based global company headquartered in Jurong East, Singapore. The principal activities of the company and its subsidiaries consist of the design, manufacture and distribution of digitized sound and video boards, computers and related multimedia, and personal digital entertainment products.
It also partners with mainboard manufacturers and laptop brands to embed its Sound Blaster technology on their products.
The firm began as a computer repair shop, where Sim Wong Hoo developed an add-on memory board for the Apple II computer. Later, they started creating customized PCs adapted in Chinese. A part of this design included enhanced audio capabilities, so that the device could produce speech and melodies. The success of this audio interface led to the development of a standalone sound card.
In 1987, they released a 12-voice sound generator sound card for the IBM PC architecture, the Creative Music System (C/MS), featuring two Philips SAA1099 chips. Sim personally went from Singapore to Silicon Valley and managed to get RadioShack's Tandy division to market the product. The card was, however, unsuccessful and lost to AdLib. Learning from this, Creative produced the first Sound Blaster, which included the prior CM/S hardware but also incorporated the Yamaha YM3812 chip (also known as OPL2) that was found on the AdLib card, as well as adding a component for playing and recording digital samples. The firm used aggressive marketing strategies, from calling the card a "stereo" component (only the C/MS chips were capable of stereo, not the complete product) to calling the sound producing micro-controller a "DSP" (for "digital sound processor"), hoping to associate the product with a digital signal processor (the DSP could encode/decode ADPCM realtime, but otherwise had no other DSP-like qualities).
"Creative" was released in November 2008 as the third single from Leon Jackson's debut album Right Now. To promote the track Jackson appeared on the official BBC Children in Need 2008 show performing the song as an "exclusive" as this was the first time Jackson had performed the track. The song went onto debut at number 94 on the UK Singles Charts.
The music video for "Creative" shows Jackson performing the song in front of a big band. Also, in the video Jackson is trying to impress a female which features in the video. Throughout the video the female does not pay much attention to Jackson but however towards the end of the video the female seems to pay slight attention to Jackson.
Lumber + Salt is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind pieces and refined architectural salvages, repurposed for today’s home... "We’re sort of repurposing what she already has in her archive," says Cantone, creative director of Lumber + Salt ... "It’s very eclectic and always changing," says Cantone ... ....
The Lyrics, which was edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poetPaul Muldoon, also features unseen personal photographs, drafts and drawings from Sir Paul’s personal archive, with each song accompanied by a commentary offering insight into his creative process.
This season, many noteworthy visual art exhibitions and memorable creative maker events spotlight our dynamic art community before we embrace the end of 2021 ... The PortlandBazaar has provided a space to highlight the many creatives and entrepreneurs for the past decade.
“Demna wants to speak about the world and include the world in his creativity ... “At the beginning,” he says, “I spent a lot of time at the archives looking at pieces, and at footage of Cristóbal’s shows from the ’60s ... “Being able to accept somebody did something that I couldn’t top impacted me deeply as a creative.
By collaborating with Shutterstock for this project, Theodore accessed the Company's exclusive and diverse Editorial archival collection, The Vault, providing him with the creative freedom to choose from millions of muses from stunning iconic collections ... in the creative space.".
The Conversation gathered four articles from our archives that illuminate the types of threats to your online data, what data thieves do with your stolen information, and what you can do about it ... This story is a roundup of articles from The Conversation’s archives. This article is republished from The Conversation under a CreativeCommons license.
Here are four recent articles from The Conversation’s archives that deal with kids, body weight and the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Child obesity... This story is a roundup of articles from The Conversation’s archives. This article is republished from The Conversation under a CreativeCommons license ... Licenced as Creative Commons - attribution, no derivatives.
Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. The world-famous holiday event celebrates its 95th anniversary with a special drop of 9,500 free NFT artworks featuring iconic balloons from its rich legacy in support of Make-A-Wish® ... Designed by REOMETRY, a digital agency led by NFT artists REO and Seth Brown, the NFTs are based on Macy’s archival and creative content.
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As guests tucked into artfully arranged displays of finger sandwiches, scones and macarons, Wright waxed poetic about Blahnik’s creative genius while showcasing how users can glide through five virtual rooms in the archive to observe the brilliance of Blahnik’s creations in digital form.
In revealing the existence of the Bob DylanArchive to the public in 2016, Ben Sisario wrote in The New York Times, "It is clear that the archives are deeper and more vast than even most Dylan experts could imagine, promising untold insight into the songwriter's work." ... GKFF acquired Dylan's vast archives in 2016 and Guthrie's in 2010.
In July 2021, Congress formally designated November as Hip Hop History Month.“ In recognition of the first year hip-hop history has a monthlong spotlight, The Conversation gathered four articles from its archives that highlight how educators and rappers alike are using hip-hop to educate and engage students.