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 […]

Exhibiting Video Games: An interview with Smithsonian’s Georgina Goodlander

For this installment of Insights, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group’s ongoing series of interviews, I talk with Georgina Goodlander, the Web & Social Media Content Manager for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Exhibition Coordinator for the Museum’s  The Art of Video Games exhibition. There are already some nice interviews exploring the subject […]

Born Digital Minimum Processing and Access

The following guest post from Kathleen O’Neill, Archives Specialist in The Library of Congress Manuscript Division continues our series of posts reflecting on CurateCamp Processing. Meg Phillips’s earlier post on More Product, Less Process for Born Digital Collections focused on developing minimum standards for ingest and processing with the goal of making the maximum number […]

Digital Cultural Heritage DC Meetup Launched

I had the pleasure of joining a number of colleagues at the inaugural meetup for Digital Cultural Heritage DC last night.  The informal group bills itself as a monthly gathering for those “working to acquire, preserve, steward, provide access to, exhibit and interpret digital cultural heritage,” and “a great opportunity for networking with others from […]

New Residency Program Moves Forward

Heads up, recent grad students!  The National Digital Stewardship Residency program is in the works, and Library of Congress staff members are currently working with other institutions in the Washington, D.C. area to set up this new program, which promises to be a great opportunity for students to gain real world experience with digital preservation […]

Communities of Practice Make it Possible: Digital Preservation at Smaller Institutions

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Gunter King, Director, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College. In July, scholars, entrepreneurs and digital preservation practitioners gathered in Arlington, Va., for the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, DigitalPreservation 2012. NDIIPP program management director Martha […]