Record Crowd Participates in DigitalPreservation 2012

Apps that want to be good. Messiness and meaning. Mature–and immature–organizations. The Library of Congress provided a forum for innovative insights during its annual digital preservation meeting, held during July 24-25.  DigitalPreservation 2012 drew record attendance of 230 from across the country and around the world. The Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program […]

Digital Preservation 2012: The Power of Community

In a world of video and web conferencing, text messaging, email, immersive communications and (almost forgot!) telephones, we seem to have eliminated the practical need to ever meet with people face-to-face. So why even have a meeting like we’re holding this week, the Digital Preservation 2012 conference? (July 24-26 at the Sheraton Pentagon City in […]

Digital Disaster Planning: Get the Picture Before Losing the Picture

The following is a guest post by Chelcie Rowell, 2012 Junior Fellow. Frequency of occurring? Rare. Impact of occurring? Huge. I’m talking about digital disasters. Stewards of digital content, like stewards of analog content, must plan for catastrophe in advance in order to minimize loss and recover quickly. True, digital disasters may occur infrequently. But at […]

Preserving Online Science: Reflections

50 years from now, what web content from today will be invaluable for understanding science in our age? What kinds of uses do you imagine this science content could serve? Lastly, where are the natural curatorial homes for this online content and how can we work together to collect, preserve, and provide access to science […]

Digital Preservation Best Practices Exchange Meeting Set for December 4-6

This year’s Best Practices Exchange will take place on December 4-6 in Annapolis, MD.  The Maryland State Archives has graciously agreed to host the meeting. BPE meetings focus on the management of digital information in state government, and bring together practitioners to discuss real-world experiences, including tools, services and lessons learned.  The meetings have taken […]

States of Sustainability Recommendation – Continue to Look Outward

A few month’s ago, we announced the release of States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) (PDF), a report written by Christopher A. Lee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that provides a review of the Preserving State Government Information […]

Digital Preservation in a Box – Have a Look Inside!

The latest project from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, Outreach Working Group, has now reached a milestone with the public unveiling of a new resource, “Digital Preservation in a Box.” Don’t let the “Box” term fool you – in keeping with the digital preservation nature of things, this “Box” is a virtual one.  That is, […]