Gary McGath

Biography

I'm a software engineer with a background in publication systems, file formats, library systems, and digital preservation. After over eight years with the Harvard Library, I'm currently doing freelance work and writing about digital preservation.

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Books

Yesterday's Songs Transformed: A Historical Tour of Song Rewriting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,340. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
Songs are alive. They change over time. People put new ideas into old lyrics, fitting them to new purposes. Yesterday's Songs Transformed guides you on an informal tour of the changes in songs over the years.
Files that Last
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,130. Language: American English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social aspects / human-computer interaction
The e-book for the digital preservation geek! Computers are our long-term memory. If you want files that last, you need to know what you’re doing. “Digital preservation” is a term known mostly to people in libraries and archivists. The mission of this book is to bring it to the broader geek world — the individual user and the system administrator.
JHOVE Tips for Developers
You set the price! Words: 7,170. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Open source
A guide for software developers to enhancing the JHOVE format identification and metadata extraction software and incorporating it into other applications.

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