The Signal Makes the Shortlist for Digital Preservation Award!

The shortlist for this year’s Digital Preservation Awards has just been announced during a celebration in London marking the 10th anniversary of the Digital Preservation Coalition.  And we are pleased to see that our blog, The Signal, has made the list!  The DPC , an advocacy organization in the United Kingdom, sponsors these awards to recognize […]

Mapping Federal Geospatial Stewardship Efforts

I’m obsessed with maps, especially digital maps. I’m continually amazed by the tools being developed to use location data to make our lives easier. Luckily, this interest dovetails with NDIIPP’s concerns about ensuring that digital mapping survives for the long-term, so I’m regularly scanning the landscape to figure out ways we can engage the wider […]

A Storage Technology Cage Match

The Library of Congress hosts a small annual meeting on preservation storage that brings vendors and the preservation community together to share points of view.  The 2012 Designing Storage Architectures meeting was held on September 20-21, and as usual it was enlightening–and exciting. Two forms of large-scale storage have the largest amount of market share:  […]

The October 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

The October 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201210.pdf In this issue: *Find out how you can help define levels of digital preservation *Reflections on CurateCamp processing *Read about three individuals who are working on the preservation of video games *Learn about the difference between domains and subdomains in web archiving […]

The Cultural Heritage and Data Storage Communities Come Together

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting, or the storage meeting for short. Why is this annual meeting a highlight for many of my colleagues here at the Library? Because it zeros in on the critical data storage challenge cultural heritage organizations face […]

Personal Digital Archiving Outreach at the 2012 National Book Festival

We had a great time talking with hundreds of people at the National Book Festival about some simple steps to preserve digital memories.  This is the third year in a row we have been at the festival, and we continue to hear stories about the challenges people face in managing their personal and family collections. […]

Developing a Health and Medicine Blogs Collection at the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The following is a guest post from Christie Moffatt an archivist in the History of Medicine Division and Program Manager of the Digital Manuscripts Program at the National Library of Medicine and Jennifer Marill, Chief of the Technical Services Division for NLM. The National Library of Medicine has a mandate to collect, preserve and make accessible the scholarly […]

Yes, The Library of Congress Has Video Games: An Interview with David Gibson

Video games represent one of the most difficult challenges for digital preservationists. Created for a diverse array of hardware and software platforms, rife with rights issues, and as expressive creative works objects which one hopes to attend to the highest levels of artifactual qualities. Despite being one of the most challenging forms of content, there […]