The December 2013 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter (pdf) is now available!
In this issue:
- Beyond the Scanned Image: Scholarly Uses of Digital Collections
- Ten Tips to Preserve Holiday Digital Memories
- Anatomy of a Web Archive
- Updates on FADGI: Still Image and Audio Visual
- Guitar, Bass, Drums, Metadata
- Upcoming events: CNI meeting, Dec 9-10; NDSA Regional meeting, Jan 23-24; Ala Midwinter, Jan 24-28; CurateGear, Jan 8; IDCC, Feb 24-27.
- Conference report on Best Practices Exchange
- Insights Interview with Brian Schmidt
- Articles on personal digital archiving, residency program, and more
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This is part two of the Content Matters interview series interview with Diane Papineau, a geographic information systems analyst at the Montana State Library. Part one was yesterday, December 5, 2013. Butch: What are some of the biggest digital preservation and stewardship challenges you face at the Montana State Library? Diane: The two biggest challenges […]
In this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with Diane Papineau, a geographic information systems analyst at the Montana State Library. Diane was kind enough to answer questions, in consultation with other MSL staff and the state librarian, Jennie Stapp, about […]
Recently, the world of web archiving has been a busy one. Here are some quick updates: The National Library of Estonia released the Estonian Web Archive to the public. This is of particular note because the Legal Deposit Law in Estonia allows the archive to be publicly accessible online. If you read Estonian you can browse […]
In 1971, Gary Marchionini had an epiphany about educational technology when he found himself competing with teletype machines for his students’ attention. Marchionini was teaching mathematics at a suburban Detroit junior high school the year that the school acquired four new teletype machines. The machines were networked to a computer, so a user could type […]
Open source software is playing an important role in digital stewardship. In an effort to better understand the role open source software is playing, the NDSA infrastructure working group is reaching out to folks working on a range of open source projects. Our goal is to develop a better understanding of their work and how they are […]
During Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season, you might take photos and video of friends and loved ones. You might make audio recordings of voices, conversations and music. Whatever you photograph or record, we hope you will take time to backup and preserve your digital stuff. As soon as you can, transfer the […]
There is a growing community of individuals who are interested in the preservation of personal digital information. Those individuals may include professionals working in libraries and archives who are receiving personal collections, scholars working with their own research materials and data, commercial companies working on consumer products to help people organize and save their digital […]
The first images I recall of the Kennedy Assassination are grainy black and white television broadcasts. I was in the fourth grade 50 years ago today, and after an anguished announcement on the public address system, we were sent home. The TV was on in the living room with solemn reports. What followed over the […]
One of the best things about the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is that we are a community-oriented group. We work together to bring about solutions to real-world problems. Our efforts are focused on defining common guidelines, methods and practices for federal agencies digitizing historical content, and the impact of our projects and products often […]