Junior Fellows Wrapping Up Digital Preservation Internship Projects

The following is a guest post by Gloria Gonzalez, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. As August begins, our time as NDIIPP Junior Fellows is coming to an end. The four of us—Victoria Priester, Kristin Snawder, Cristina Bilmanis and myself—were introduced on The Signal at the beginning of June. Since then, we’ve worked on […]

Digital Preservation News, August 1-5, 2011

The following is a guest post by Lara Lookabaugh, an intern working with the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Initiative. Five Tips for Designing Preservable Websites – http://blog.photography.si.edu/2011/08/02/five-tips-for-designing-preservable-websites/ The Smithsonian Institution Archives outline five tips for designing websites for digital preservation, including following accessibility guidelines and maintaining stable URLs. Flash more reliable than hard disk? […]

How We Do Storage: A Saga of Bits, Disk, Tape and Systems

The following is a guest post by Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Over the last six months, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Infrastructure Working Group has been talking storage. After listening to several presentations on shiny new decentralized, distributed and or cloud storage platforms we quickly realized that the diversity […]

Slaying the Dragons: What is At Risk and How do We Rescue It?

The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the Library of Congress, serving as Content Working Group co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. Digital preservationists are generally peaceful types, so no actual dragons were harmed in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group’s “Slaying the Dragons: What […]

Digital Preservation in a Box: NDSA Outreach

“Bob, can you give a presentation to thirty 8th graders on digital preservation.” “Sure. When’s the presentation?” “At 3:00 o’clock today.” “[YIKES!]” If your organization is like most, this scenario happens more regularly than you’d like. Fear not! The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Outreach Working Group set out to provide some solutions during its workshop […]

Digital Preservation News, July 25-29, 2011

The following is a guest post by Lara Lookabaugh, an intern working with the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Initiative. We will post future updates as they become available every week.  The listing below is from last week. Here is your weekly round-up of digital preservation articles: Passwords and Paper Printouts: Preserving the Electronic Records […]

Multitasking for Digital Preservation News

The following is a guest post by Lara Lookabaugh, an intern working with the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Initiative. Recently, in one of my library school classes, I was assigned to watch a documentary about how the web affects our ability to learn. One segment tested the efficiency of self-proclaimed “multitaskers,” who often performed […]

I Can Haz Standardz: What Standards Should be in the Digital Preservation Toolbox?

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Audiovisual Specialist, and Carla Miller, Administrative Specialist, at the Library of Congress. The NDSA Standards and Best Practices Working Group is working on a digital preservation standards survey that has the following objectives: • Identify and describe existing digital preservation standards and best practices • Identify […]

Digital Preservation’s Got Talent: Awarding Innovation and Accomplishment

The following is a guest post by Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. How can the digital stewardship community do more to recognize and encourage innovation in the field? That was the central question posed to the participants of And the Winner Is…, a workshop hosted by the National Digital Stewardship […]