Web Archiving and Preserving the Performing Arts in the Digital Age

The following is a guest post from Gavin Frome, an intern for the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress. Performing artists are by necessity a traveling people. They journey far and wide in the pursuit of their respective crafts, working, learning and weaving a fabric of loose cultural connections that help bind people […]

Recommended Format Specifications from the Library of Congress: An Interview with Ted Westervelt

Continuing the NDSA Insights interview series, I am thrilled to talk about the new Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications with Ted Westervelt, head of acquisitions and cataloging for U.S. Serials – Arts, Humanities & Sciences at the Library of Congress. Ted has been overseeing the development of the Recommended Format Specifications. While the specifications […]

National Digital Stewardship Residents Conclude Program with Capstone Meeting

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. A version of this article was originally published in the Library of Congress weekly staff newspaper The Gazette. The National Digital Stewardship Residency concluded the inaugural year of the […]

At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas (and Friends) of SFMOMA, Pt. Two

We are continuing the previous interview with Marla Misunas of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this time including two of her colleagues:  Layna White, Head of Collections Information and Access at SFMOMA, and Mark Hellar, consultant and owner of Hellar Studios LLC. Mark is currently working on new media conservation initiatives at SFMOMA, including […]

Preserving Digital and Software-Based Artworks: Recap of a NDSA Discussion

In response to a suggestion from our active membership, the NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group recently hosted a discussion about preserving digital and software-based artworks. Interestingly, the suggestion for this topic came not from a museum staffer but by Winston Atkins, Preservation Officer at Duke University Libraries. Complex materials like digital art works and […]

June Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The June 2014 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: The 2014 NDSA Innovation Award Winners. An Insights Interview with Zach Whalen. Comparing Formats for Still Image Digitizing. Big Data is not Going to Manage Itself. Personal Digital Archiving: recent projects at two public libraries. Residency Program: wrapping […]

Preview of Digital Preservation 2014: Panel Members from “Community Approaches to Digital Stewardship”

Digital Preservation 2014 is hosting such a rich variety of presentations that we at the Signal want to preview some of them for you. Today, as part of our Insights Interview series, we present a Q&A with Bradley Daigle, director of Digital Curation Services and digital strategist for Special Collections at the University of Virginia […]

Register for CURATEcamp: Digital Culture, July 24th

Alongside this year’s Digital Preservation 2014 meeting, I am excited to announce that we will also be playing host to a CURATEcamp unconference focused on exploring the collecting, preserving and providing access to records of digital culture. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there […]