Reframing Art Resources for the Digital Age: An Interview with Stephen Bury & Lily Pregill of the New York Art Resources Consortium

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In this installment of our ongoing interview series with new members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, […]

July Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The July 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! Included in this issue: Announcing the NDSA Innovation Award Winners Moving on Up:  New Web Archives Presentation Home 10 Resources for Community Digital Archives Why Can’t You Just Build It and Leave It Alone? What People are Asking About Personal Digital Archiving, Part […]

What People Are Asking About Personal Digital Archiving: Part 2

During Preservation Week 2013, I gave a personal digital archiving webinar in which over 600 people participated. Ninety one people submitted questions online and two-thirds of the questions centered on two topics: digital photos and storage. In part 1 of this blog post, I gave sample questions and answers about digital photos. Today I will give sample […]

The Darker Side of the Digital Content Life Cycle

In May I was suffering from writer’s block and crowdsourced some topics for blog posts on Facebook.  I got some very funny suggestions, many useful suggestions, and one that was both humorous and serious that kept sticking in my mind from my LC colleague Rosie Storey:  “Digital content death cycle. Hoard, corrupt, abandon, neglect.” This […]

10 Resources for Community Digital Archives

We write frequently on this blog about the value of personal digital archiving–empowering people to pass on digital memories to their families and others. We’ve always seen public libraries as key allies in promoting personal archiving, and have highlighted libraries that undertake outreach and training in this area. There is a related role for public libraries and […]