NDSR Update: Enrichment Session at the AIA

This is a guest post by Valerie Collins. As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency DC program, each resident develops and hosts a half-day enrichment session for the cohort and their mentors. The topic is up to the resident, as long as it is on some aspect of digital preservation. For my enrichment session, […]

Assessing Digital Preservation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

The following is a guest post by Alice Sara Prael. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library began the “Access to Legacy” project in 2007 with the goal to digitize, describe, and permanently retain millions of presidential documents, photographs, and audiovisual recordings. Since the project began the Library has accumulated over 150 terabytes of data. With […]

Demystifying Digital Preservation for the Audiovisual Archiving Community

The following is a guest post by Kathryn Gronsbell, Digital Asset Manager, Carnegie Hall; Shira Peltzman, Digital Archivist, UCLA Library; Ashley Blewer, Applications Developer, NYPL; and Rebecca Fraimow, Archivist and AAPB NDSR Program Coordinator, WGBH. The intersection of digital preservation and audiovisual archiving has reached a tipping point. As the media production and use landscape […]

Avoid Jitter! Measuring the Performance of Audio Analog-to-Digital Converters

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Project Manager in the National Digital Initiatives unit at the Library of Congress. It’s not for everyone, but I enjoy trying to figure out specialized technical terminology, even at a superficial level. For the last month or two, I have been helping assemble a revision […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 2: An Interview with Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. This post is Part 2 on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. Part 1 focuses on specific challenges of archiving geodata. Frank Donnelly, GIS Librarian […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 1: An NDSR-NY Project Update

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NY cohort. This post is Part 1 of 2 posts on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for the […]

Keeping Our Tools Sharp: Approaching the Annual Review of the Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement

The following post is by Ted Westervelt, head of acquisitions and cataloging for U.S. Serials in the Arts, Humanities & Sciences section at the Library of Congress. Since first launching its Recommended Formats Statement (then called Recommended Format Specifications in 2014), the Library of Congress has committed to treating it as an important part of […]

Digital Preservation Planning: An NDSR Boston Project Update

The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Erickson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston. He participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. I am a recent graduate of Simmons College’s School of Library and Information Science as well as a current participant in this year’s Boston cohort of […]