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 […]

February 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The February 2013 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201302.pdf In this issue: Digital Preservation Top Ten of 2012 Scanning: DIY or Outsource? Incorporating History in Digital Maps Is JPEG-2000 A Preservation Risk? The Power of Digital Oral History Viewshare Highlights Interviews with Peter Murray and Arfon Smith Upcoming […]

Digital Forensic Perspective Helps Cultural Heritage Institutions Meet Deep Challenges

This is a guest post by Jose “Ricky” Padilla, a HACU intern working with NDIIPP. “There are some deep challenges ahead for cultural heritage and archives, but the forensic perspective is undoubtedly among the most promising sources of insights and solutions. Equally, digital forensics can benefit from the advances being made in the curation and […]

Visualizations and Digital Collections

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. An affordance is a characteristic of an object or thing that supports a specific activity. For […]