All in the (Apple ProRes 422 Video Codec) Family

We’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about digital video issues. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative published several reports on this topic including “Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video.” Work on the “Eight Federal Case Histories” (PDF) report nudged us to add the Apple ProRes 422 […]

From the Field: More Insight Into Digital Preservation Training Needs

The following is a guest post by Jody DeRidder, Head of Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries.¬† This post reports on efforts in the digital preservation community that align with the Library’s Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Program. Jody, among many other accomplishments, has completed one of the DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshops and […]

Digital Audio Preservation at MIT: an NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Tricia Patterson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at MIT Libraries This month marks the mid-way point of my National Digital Stewardship Residency at MIT Libraries, a temporal vantage point that allows me to reflect triumphantly on what has been achieved so far and peer fearlessly ahead at all that […]

The DPC’s 2014 Digital Preservation Awards

In November, our colleagues at the Digital Preservation Coalition presented their Digital Preservation 2014 awards. These awards, which are given every two years,¬†were established in 2004 to help raise awareness about digital preservation. The Library of Congress welcomes any public recognition of excellence in digital preservation. We, too, have given our own awards, most recently […]

Web Archive Management at NYARC: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). A tipping point from traditional to emergent digital technologies in the regular conduct of art historical scholarship threatens to leave unprepared institutions and their researchers alike in a “digital black hole.” NYARC–the partnership of […]

Digital Preservation in Mid-Michigan: An Interview with Ed Busch

Conferences, meetings and meet-ups are important networking and collaboration events that allow librarians and archivists to share digital stewardship experiences. While national conferences and meetings offer strong professional development opportunities, regional and local meetings offer opportunities for practitioners to connect and network with a local community of practice. In a previous blog post, Kim Schroeder, […]

Report Available for the 2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. In September, the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program wrapped up the “2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey” in an effort to get a sense of current digital preservation practice, a better understanding about what capacity exists […]

Managing Research Data at Tufts University: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Samantha DeWitt, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Tufts University. Hello readers and a happy winter solstice from Medford, Massachusetts. It’s hard to believe I am already in my third month of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. There’s a chill in the air and the vivid fall colors that […]

Unlocking the Imagery of 500 Years of Books

The following is a guest post by Kalev H. Leetaru of Georgetown University (Former), Robert Miller of Internet Archive and David A. Shamma from Yahoo Labs/Flickr. In 1994, linguist Geoff Nunberg stated, in an article in the journal “Representations,” “reading what people have had to say about the future of knowledge in an electronic world, […]