The NDSR Boston Residents Reflect on their “20% Projects”

The following is a guest post by the entire group of NDSR-Boston residents as listed below. For their final posting, the residents present an overview of their individual professional development projects. Rebecca Fraimow (WGBH) One of the best things about this year’s NDSR in BostonĀ  is the mandate to dedicate 20% of our time to […]

Digital Forensics and Digital Preservation: An Interview with Kam Woods of BitCurator.

We’ve written about the BitCurator project a number of times, but the project has recently entered a new phase and it’s a great time to check in again. The BitCurator Access project began in October 2014 with funding through the Mellon Foundation. BitCurator Access is building on the original BitCurator project to develop open-source software […]

Nominations Now Open for the 2015 NDSA Innovation Awards

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group is proud to open the nominations for the 2015 NDSA Innovation Awards. As a diverse membership group with a shared commitment to digital preservation, the NDSA understands the importance of innovation and risk-taking in developing and supporting a broad range of successful digital preservation activities. These awards […]

Users, Use Cases and Adapting Web Archiving to Achieve Better Results

The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. In a blog post about six months ago I wrote about how the Library of Congress web archiving program was starting to harvest “general” internet news sites such as Daily Kos, Huffington Post and Townhall.com, as […]

Insights Interview: Josh Sternfeld on Funding Digital Stewardship Research and Development

The 2015 iteration of the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship identifies high-level recommendations, directed at funders, researchers, and organizational leaders that will advance the community’s capacity for digital preservation. As part of our Insights Interview series we’re pleased to talk with Josh Sternfeld, a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at […]

National Digital Stewardship Alliance Seeking New Host Organization

Request For Proposals: Organizational Host for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Founded in 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a consortium of institutions that are committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. NDSA’s mission is to establish, maintain and advance the capacity to preserve digital resources for the benefit of present and […]

Helping Congress Archive Their Personal Digital Files

By early December 2014, a Congressional election year, newly elected Members of Congress were preparing for public service as outgoing Members were ending their public service and attending exit briefings. At an event sponsored by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, the December 3rd “Life After Congress” seminar, Robin Reeder, Archivist of the […]

Libraries Looking Across Languages: Seeing the World Through Mass Translation

The following is a guest post by Kalev Hannes Leetaru, Senior Fellow, George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. Portions adapted from a post for the Knight Foundation. Imagine a world where language was no longer a barrier to information access, where anyone can access real-time information from anywhere in the world in […]