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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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 Our efforts are focused on defining common guidelines, methods and practices for federal agencies digitizing historical content, and the impact of our projects and products often […]
The November 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Digital Preservation Pioneer: Sam Brylawski Welcome NDSR Inaugural Class! New Report: Preserving.exe Digital Portals to State and Community History NDSA Report on Geospatial Data Lists of Upcoming events and educational courses Interviews with Edward McCain and Emily Gore Articles on […]
Those of us in the “cultural heritage” sector get used to being at the end of the line sometimes. With very few exceptions, the unique items that end up in our collections usually get here after all their primary value has been extracted. While we’d love to have a more regularized path for the treasures […]
If so, you are in luck – we have a publication on that very subject. “Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving” was published and announced earlier this year, but I think it’s worth a reminder at this point, especially for those that may not have seen it yet. So, why did we put this together? Because […]
Given the popularity of 71 Digital Portals to State History from last month–we got many comments with great additions to that list–I thought it would be useful to extend the conversation to the local level. Unlike for the earlier post, we did not have the services of an intern to do the research, so the starting […]
Our world increasingly runs on software. From operating streetlights and financial markets, to producing music and film, to conducting research and scholarship in the sciences and the humanities, software shapes and structures our lives. Software is simultaneously a baseline infrastructure and a mode of creative expression. It is both the key to accessing and making […]
The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. During the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August, the NDIIPP-supported initiative Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP), received the prestigious Preservation Publication Award for 2013. […]
A recent NDIIPP intern, Ingrid Jernudd, did some research into current web resources that provide digital access to a broad array of primary source materials at the state level. She prepared a list of sites that billed themselves as general-interest portals to historical resources. Although the list is likely incomplete, I was surprised she found […]
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress has announced a new set of Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources. I am thrilled to have the chance to talk with Jason Steinhauer, Program Specialist […]