Digital Preservation Questions Meet Digital Preservation Answers

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Partner Specialist at Internet Archive and co-chair of the NDSA Innovation Working Group. Continuing in our series previewing sessions at the Digital Preservation 2014 conference, the NDSA Innovation Working Group will host the session “Digital Preservation Questions and Answers” on Day 2 (Wednesday July 23, 2014) […]

LOLCats and Libraries: A Conversation with Internet Librarian Amanda Brennan

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]

Residency Program Update and Panel Preview for DP2014

The National Digital Stewardship Residency program just completed the first year of residencies in the Washington, DC area. The second, upcoming round of residencies will take place in New York and Boston, and both cities have recently announced the selection of residents and projects.  At this year’s Digital Preservation 2014, there will be a panel […]

Extending the Life of a Story Through Taxonomy at National Public Radio

Hannah Sommers has done just about every job one can do in a library.  Today she serves as NPR’s first Library Program Manager, helping forge a new path for the profession in her role directing product development for the NPR Library. This is her guest post. NPR’s mission is to create a more informed public, […]

July Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The July issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter is now available! In this issue: Featuring “Digital Preservation and the Arts” including Web Archiving and Preserving the Arts, and Preserving Digital and Software-Based Artworks An Interview with Marla Misunas (and friends) of SFMOMA, part 2 Community Approaches to Digital Stewardship Exhibiting GIFs, with […]

Tag and Release: Acquiring & Making Available Infinitely Reproducible Digital Objects

What does it mean to acquire something, like a set of animated .gifs,  that are already widely available on the web? Archives and Museums are often focused on acquiring, preserving and making accessible rare or unique documents, records, objects and artifacts. While someone might take a photo of an object, or reproduce it in any […]

NDSA Standards and Practices Survey: Ranking Stumbling Blocks for Video Preservation

A new thread emerged during the recent monthly conference calls of the Standards and Practices Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). What do we do about preserving video? It’s a problem for many of our members. One participant even commented that video is often the last content type to be added to […]

Research and Development for Digital Cultural Heritage Preservation: A (Virtual and In-Person) Open Forum

The following is a guest post from Joshua Sternfeld, National Endowment for the Humanities and Gail Truman, Truman Technologies. The statements and ideas expressed here are attributed solely to the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any federal agency or institution. As the National Digital Stewardship Alliance prepares to add new categories of […]

End-of-Life Care for Aging, Fragile CDs and Their Data Content

Many institutions and individuals that use CDs as a storage medium are now concerned because information technologists have deemed the medium to be unsuitable for long-term use. As a result, institutions are racing to get the data off the discs as quickly and safely as possible and into a more reliable digital storage environment. Two […]

Preserving Folk Cultures of the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 2

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]