Nominations Now Open for the 2013 NDSA Innovation Awards

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group is proud to open the nominations for the 2013 NDSA Innovation Awards. As a diverse membership group with a shared commitment to digital preservation, the NDSA understands the importance of innovation and risk-taking in developing and supporting a broad range of successful digital preservation activities. These awards […]

The Metadata Games Crowdsourcing Toolset for Libraries & Archives: An Interview with Mary Flanagan

I am excited to continue the NDSA innovation insights interview series to talk about the metadata games open source software project with Mary Flanagan. Mary is an artist, scholar and designer who holds the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professorship in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College and serves as the director of Tiltfactor Lab. While she is broadly […]

From Books to Bits: Library of Congress Electronic Literature Showcase Highlights Emerging Literary Forms

This is a guest post by Susan Garfinkel, research specialist, Digital Reference Section at the Library of Congress. Electronic literature—past, future and present—is the focus of a free three-day program at the Library of Congress, April 3 to 5. The Electronic Literature Showcase, sponsored by the Library’s Digital Reference Section, includes a variety of events designed […]

First Aid on the Front Lines: Immediate Training Needs

The following is a guest post by Jody DeRidder, the Head of Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries. Have you been digitizing and managing digital content?  Are you the go-to person in your organization for accessioning digital materials into your special collections, or collecting electronic records for your archives? More than likely, you’ve […]

Re-Discovering and Linking Metadata in Viewshare: An Interview with Jeremy Myntti

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. Jeremy Myntti is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Jeremy recently gave a presentation at the ALA Midwinter conference entitled Re-Discovering and Linking Metadata in Viewshare. In the presentation, he […]

An Intern Considers the Digital Preservation Challenge, Part 2

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Clark, an NDIIPP intern from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In yesterday’s post, I discussed how my initial ideas about digital preservation changed during my visit with NDIIPP. Today, I consider what I learned about building a socio-technical cyberinfrastructure. In an ever-changing digital […]

Residency Program Applications Due April 5th

This announcement is from the Library’s Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program. There is only a short time left to apply for the National Digital Stewardship Residency program. The deadline is April 5th, 2013!  Interested applicants can apply to the program on the USA Jobs website. The NDSR is a new field experience program developed […]

An Intern Considers the Digital Preservation Challenge, Part 1

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Clark, an NDIIPP intern from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I came to NDIIPP expecting to hear that institutions and the public weren’t prioritizing digital preservation, and that the next wave of librarians would need to shout from the rooftops to raise awareness […]