Authenticity Amidst Change: The Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects

The following is a guest post by Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. In this edition of the Insights Interview series for the NDSA Innovation Working Group, I was excited to talk with collaborators on Cornell University Library’s Preservation & Access Framework for Digital Art Objects project: Madeline […]

Digitizing Motion Picture Film: FADGI Report on Current Practices and Future Directions

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager at the Library of Congress. More often than not, the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Working Groups (one for still images, one for audio-visual) find themselves walking a line between codifying widely adopted practices and exploring new ideas and new technologies […]

Acquiring at Digital Scale: Harvesting the StoryCorps.me Collection

This post was originally published on the Folklife Today blog, which features folklife topics, highlighting the collections of the Library of Congress, especially the American Folklife Center and the Veterans History Project.  In this post, Nicole Saylor, head of the American Folklife Center Archive, talks about the StoryCorps.me mobile app and interviews Kate Zwaard and […]

Tool Time, or a Discussion on Picking the Right Digital Preservation Tools for Your Program: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by John Caldwell, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the United States Senate Historical Office. Who remembers Home Improvement? Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor was always trying to show the “Tool Time” audience how to build things, make repairs and of course, demo new tools made by the show’s sponsor, […]

Access Historic Audio and Video Programs: AAPB Launches Online Reading Room

The following is a guest post by Karen Cariani, AAPB Project Director and Director WGBH Media Library and Archive, Alan Gevinson, AAPB Project Director and Special Assistant to the Packard Campus Chief, and Casey Davis, Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH Educational Foundation. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Project Team at […]

The Veterans History Project Marks 15 Years of Service

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” — George Washington The Veterans History Project honors the lives and service of all American veterans –not […]

Digital Library Federation to Host National Digital Stewardship Alliance

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance announced that it has selected the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to serve as NDSA’s institutional home starting in January 2016. The selection and announcement follows a nationwide search and evaluation of cultural heritage, membership, and technical service organizations, in […]

Announcing the 2015 Innovation Award Winners

On behalf of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group, I am excited to announce the 2015 NDSA Innovation Award winners! This year, the annual innovation awards committee reviewed over thirty exceptional nominations from across the country. Awardees were selected based on how their work or their project’s whose goals or outcomes represent an […]

The World As Seen Through Books: An Interview with Kalev Hannes Leetaru

Kalev Leetaru, a senior fellow at George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, has written for The Signal in previous posts. I recently had the chance to ask him about his latest work, processing and analyzing digitized books stretching back two centuries. Erin: You recently completed research and analysis on large datasets of […]

DPOE Plants Seed for Statewide Digital Preservation Effort in California

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT project manager at the Library of Congress. The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program is pleased to announce the successful completion of another train-the-trainer workshop in 2015. The most recent workshop took place in Sacramento, California, from September 22th–25th. This domestic training event follows […]