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 […]

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson

The following is a guest post by Morgan McKeehan, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Rhizome. She is participating in the NDSR-NYC cohort. I began my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Rhizome — NDSR project description here (PDF) — by leading a workshop for the Emulation as a Service framework (EaaS), at “Party Like it’s 1999: […]

Survey: How Do You Approach Web Archiving?

Do you have fifteen minutes to tell the National Digital Stewardship Alliance about your organization’s web archiving activities? If the answer is yes, please contribute to the NDSA Web Archiving Survey. By filling out this short survey, your institution will be part of a multi-year project to track the evolution of web archiving programs in […]

ODF: The Open Document Format

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager at the Library of Congress. During December 2015, the Library’s Format Sustainability website added descriptions of eleven members of the Open Document Format family, aka OpenDocument and ODF. These eleven join a number of other format descriptions mounted in 2015, many […]

Inventorying Software Developed at the National Library of Medicine: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Nicole Contaxis, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine. She participates in the NDSR-DC cohort. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fifty year tradition of developing software in-house for its own use and for the use of its patrons. As part of the […]

APIs: How Machines Share and Expose Digital Collections

Kim Milai, a retired school teacher, was searching on ancestry.com for information about her great grandfather, Amohamed Milai, when her browser turned up something she had not expected: a page from the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America site displaying a scan of the Harrisburg Telegraph newspaper from March 13, 1919. On that page was a story […]