DigitalPreservation 2012: Annual NDIIPP Meeting Set for July 24-26

Since 2005, the Library of Congress has hosted annual meetings with digital preservation partners, collaborators and others committed to keeping a record of our time.  The meetings have served as a forum for sharing information about concepts, tools and  best practices, and have also helped promote a vibrant community of practice.  We are pleased to […]

New Video – Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future

“Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future,” is an introduction to the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. The seven-minute video features commentary by: Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Martha Anderson, Director of NDIIPP Program Management, the Library of Congress […]

Librarians Helping Their Communities with Personal Digital Archiving

During Preservation Week 2012, April 22-28, librarians nationwide held events on saving personal digital possessions. These events are evidence of how librarians are stepping up and taking on the responsibility of helping their communities understand digital preservation. Julie Mosbo, chair of the Preservation Week Working Group and preservation librarian at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, […]

A Vision of the Role and Future of Web Archives: Research Use

The following is a guest post by Kalev H. Leetaru, University of Illinois, who presented these ideas at the 2012 General Assembly of the IIPC. This post is the second in a three-part series. View the first post in here. Data Mining For millennia, scholarship in archives and libraries has meant intensive reading of a […]

A Vision of the Role and Future of Web Archives: The Web Archive in Today’s World

The following is a guest post by Kalev H. Leetaru, University of Illinois, who presented these ideas at the 2012 General Assembly of the IIPC. This post is the first in a three-part series. Imagine a world in which libraries and archives had never existed. No institutions had ever systematically collected or preserved our collective […]

Conference Preview: JCDL 2012

Just a few short weeks left to join in on the 12th annual ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Conference on Digital Libraries which starts on June 10th.  This year’s conference takes place in Washington, D.C., and is hosted by The George Washington University, with assistance from The Library of Congress/NDIIPP.  We hope to see many of our […]

Call for Applications: DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Indiana State Archives and Indiana State Library, is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the DPOE Train-the-Trainer […]

Apocalypse Bit: Disaster Mythologies and Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. A number of us around the office have fielded some interesting questions recently, both at public events and over email, regarding digital preservation’s susceptibility to what I will call, for lack of a better term, cataclysmic […]