Comparing Formats for Still Image Digitizing: Part One

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. The Still Image Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats.  We sometimes call these target formats: they are the output format that you reformat to.  In […]

May Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Is Now Available

The May 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Shaking the Email Format Family Tree Interview with Jonathan Sterne: The Meaning of the MP3 Format The Why and What of Web Archives Protect Your Data:  Information Security A Defining Experience:  The Residency Class of 2014 […]

Saving the Date: Exploring Calendar and Scheduling Formats

Each January, my family picks out a new wall calendar to hang in our kitchen. Its main appeal these days is nostalgic decoration since we no longer use it to write down our appointments or important dates. Like many people, we now rely on electronic calendar and scheduling tools built into personal information manager software […]

NDSA Members, Check Out What’s New

A key strength of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance is to bring together a diverse group of organizations to identify, communicate and advocate for common needs and practices of the digital stewardship community. Membership is designed to allow government agencies, academic institutions and other types of corporate or nonprofit organizations to work collaboratively on issues […]

Protect Your Data: Information Security and the Boundaries of your Storage System

The following is a guest post from Jane Mandelbaum, co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working group and IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation are useful in providing a high-level, at-a-glance overview of tiered guidance for planning for digital preservation. One of the most common requests received […]

April Issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available!

The April 2014 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Where are the Born Digital Archives Test Data Sets? Fixity Data in Sound and Moving Image Files Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data Personal Digital Archiving: The Basics of Scanning New NDSA Report: Geospatial Data Stewardship Online […]

Protect Your Data: File Fixity and Data Integrity

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. Here on The Signal, members of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation team have been providing some […]

Where are the Born-Digital Archives Test Data Sets?

By Butch Lazorchak and Trevor Owens We’ve talked in the past on the Signal on the need more applied research in digital preservation and stewardship. This is a key issue addressed by the 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship, which dives in a little deeper to suggest that there’s a great need to strengthen the […]

March Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

The March 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: A Career’s Worth of Archives – Bill LeFurgy talks about his career and personal archives, as he heads into retirement New NDSA Report:  PDF/A-3 for Archival Institutions CFP for Digital Preservation 2014 – deadline is March 14th […]