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 […]

Voices of the Holocaust Resonate on the Web

The collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum include recorded accounts from people who experienced one of the most horrific events in history. And, by the very nature of these interviews, the Museum faces a unique challenge: the last of the potential interviewees are aging and dying. Time is running out and opportunities to record […]

Hacking, Making and Library-ating: A Week in the Trenches at SXSW 2013

South by Southwest is a marathon. Actually, it’s more like trying to sprint your way through a hot and dusty marathon populated with approximately 60,000 badge-wearing attendees across the Interactive, Film and Music conferences and numerous others in town to bask in the vibrations. In other words, it’s crazy, amazing and discombobulating all at the […]