A Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Bibliography

Back in the early days of the NDIIPP program we had a series of cross-cutting initiatives that we called “affinity groups.” These groups addressed areas of interest such as “collection and selection,” “technical architecture” and “rights and restrictions” that cut across all the different projects. I was interested in the work of the “economic sustainability” […]

Karen Cariani Talks about Public Television Archives and the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group

Listen to podcast. Karen Cariani’s background is very different than most of her colleagues in the NDSA Infrastructure working group, and that difference helps stretch both the group and her beyond their comfort zones, to everyone’s benefit. Cariani, director of Boston’s WGBH Media Library and Archives, has worked at WGBH since 1984 where she manages […]

Participatory Archives: Moving Beyond Description

The following is a guest post by Emily Reynolds, 2012 Junior Fellow. Last week, the Library of Congress Archives Forum hosted a talk by Kate Theimer of the popular blog ArchivesNext. Theimer is a prominent voice in the archival community, frequently writing and speaking about archival advocacy issues as well as the challenges and opportunities […]

Announcing Five NDSA Innovation Award Winners

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group awards action team is excited to announce the first set of projects, individuals, and organizations to receive NDSA Innovation Awards. Almost a year ago, the NDSA Innovation Working group announced the development of a series of awards to recognize innovative work in digital preservation. Several months ago we […]

Harvesting and Preserving the Future Web: Replay and Scale Challenges

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Information Technology Specialist for the Repository Development Group. This is the second part of a two-post recap of the “Harvesting and Preserving the Future Web” workshop at the recent International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly. The session was divided into three topics: Capture: challenges in acquiring […]

Digital Preservation Pioneer: Laura Campbell

Martha Anderson and Bill Lefurgy contributed to this story. Twenty years ago, Dr. James Billington hired Laura Campbell to join the Library of Congress as director of Library Distribution Services. Through Campbell’s previous consultation work with the Library, he recognized her great talent. “I was impressed by the organization and precision in the reports she […]