Official, Authenticated, Preserved, and Accessible: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

This post is cross posted on the blog of the Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis. In Custodia Legis is an excellent source of information on current legal trends and materials from the Library’s collections pertaining to the law. Digital technology makes documents easy to alter or copy, leading to multiple non-identical versions that […]

Pass it On: Preservation Week 2013 at the Library of Congress

We are excited to host a number of events in celebration of ALA’s Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) here at the Library of Congress next week.  We’ve collaborated with the Preservation Directorate and the Veteran’s History Project on programs to provide in-person guidance and help to those interested in saving their personal collections — digital […]

Mascots for Team Digipres!

The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress Baseball season is upon us! It’s time we root root root for the home teams, eat peanuts and crackerjacks, and yell at the umpires.  It is also time to delight in the zany antics of mascots. However, there […]

Inaugurating the Content Matters Interview Series: Deb Boyer from

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group is excited to launch a new series for the Signal. We’re calling it Content Matters, and much like the Insights series that the Innovation Working Group has published here for few years now, the interview series will feature discussions and stories about the content that our members […]

Digital Humanities and Digital Preservation

This past April 8 was the 2013 “Day of Digital Humanities.”  Started in 2010, this is an annual event of blogging and tweeting about the experience of digital humanities by graduate students, professors, alt-academics, librarians and other participants who identify with the field.  And “the field” of Digital Humanities can be whatever you define it […]

Social Media Networks Stripping Data from Your Digital Photos

The following is a guest post by David Riecks, leader of the Photo Metadata Project. Storing information about your images inside the image itself provides a number of useful benefits. Digital photographers may refer to this as embedded photo metadata or just metadata for short. For professional photographers it’s an easy way to let potential publishers […]

Why a National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Group?

This is a guest post by Kim Schroeder, Wayne State University Lecturer and WSU NDSA Student Group Faculty Advisor. Sometimes a professional conference offers you nothing new. Sometimes it changes your direction. Sometimes and perhaps more critically, it confirms your route. I suppose I look at the NDSA as my professional Global Positioning System. Since […]

April 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The April 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (PDF) is now available. In this issue: Nominate an individual, student, organization or project for the annual National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale: Snow Byte and the Seven Formats Interviews with: Mark Leggott, University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward […]

Challenges in the Curation of Time Based Media Art: An Interview with Michael Mansfield

The following interview is a guest post from Jose (Ricky) Padilla, an intern with the NDIIPP program working on issues related to software preservation and the innovation and infrastructure working groups of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. This time in the Insights Interviews series we get the chance to speak with Michael Mansfield, an associate curator […]