Community Building is What it’s All About

I was exceptionally honored to be asked to give the opening keynote for code4lib 2013, one of the key meetings for library technologists.  People may have thought that I would speak about, well, coding, or repository development, or online tools or even digital preservation. But I didn’t. I talked about community building. The code4lib community […]

Call for Proposals: The Scholarly Use of Web Archives

Each year the International Internet Preservation Consortium holds a day-long public conference in conjunction with their General Assembly. This year’s theme is Scholarly Access to Web Archives: Progress, Requirements, and Challenges, the open meeting will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Presentations are sought that will contribute to the discussion of the scholarly use of […]

National Digital Stewardship Residency Call For Applications Now Open

The following is a guest post by Ali Fazal, Program Management Assistant for NDSR at the Library of Congress The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the official open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency.  From today until April 5, 2013, applicants […]

Preserving Born-Digital Community and Hyperlocal News

Guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead, and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group.  You may have read the news last week that the community news website EveryBlock shut its doors rather abruptly. Founded in 2007 with help from a Knight Foundation News Challenge grant, EveryBlock’s […]

Hey, I’m A Label/ Artist – What Does Bit-level Fixity Mean And Why Should I Care?

The following is a guest post from John Spencer, President BMS Chace, and coordinating committee member for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. In this post, Spencer shares information he presented on a National Digital Stewardship Alliance panel on the importance of understanding bit level threats to preserving digital content (PDF) at the 2012 NDIIPP Digital […]

Keynotes and Program Set for Personal Digital Archiving 2013

Are you concerned with saving your personal digital information, like your documents, emails, digital photos, home digital videos and social media accounts? If you haven’t given this a moment’s thought, rest assured. There is a community of interested individuals who are addressing the challenges and solutions of preserving personal digital archives. Personal Digital Archiving 2013 […]

The Release of the NDSA Digital Stewardship Glossary

Glossaries are important. If you can’t agree on the definition of terms how will you know what you’re arguing about? And if you don’t know what you’re arguing about you’ll never come to an agreement on anything! With that in mind, today we’re announcing the release of a National Digital Stewardship Alliance glossary to support […]

Archives, Materiality and the “Agency of the Machine”: An Interview with Wolfgang Ernst

In this installment of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation working group’s series of interviews Lori Emerson of the Media Archaeology Lab interviews Wolfgang Ernst of Humboldt University in Berlin. The interview explores the relationship between media archaeology and digital preservation as evident in the design and structure of the Humbolt Media Archaeological Fundus. Lori: I deeply […]