The Content Matters Interview Series: Dr. Sylvia Chou of the National Cancer Institute

The following is a guest post by Christie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine In this installment of the “Content Matters” series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group, I interview Dr. Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH, Program Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Health Communication and […]

Born Digital Archival Materials at NYPL: An Interview with Donald Mennerich

I’m excited to chat with Donald Mennerich, a Digital Archivist at the New York Public Library, as part of our Insights series. Insights is an occasional feature sharing interviews and conversations between National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group members and individuals involved with projects related to preservation, access and stewardship of digital information. Donald […]

Official, Authenticated, Preserved, and Accessible: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

This post is cross posted on the blog of the Law Library of Congress, In Custodia Legis. In Custodia Legis is an excellent source of information on current legal trends and materials from the Library’s collections pertaining to the law. Digital technology makes documents easy to alter or copy, leading to multiple non-identical versions that […]

Pass it On: Preservation Week 2013 at the Library of Congress

We are excited to host a number of events in celebration of ALA’s Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) here at the Library of Congress next week.  We’ve collaborated with the Preservation Directorate and the Veteran’s History Project on programs to provide in-person guidance and help to those interested in saving their personal collections — digital […]

Mascots for Team Digipres!

The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress Baseball season is upon us! It’s time we root root root for the home teams, eat peanuts and crackerjacks, and yell at the umpires.  It is also time to delight in the zany antics of mascots. However, there […]

Inaugurating the Content Matters Interview Series: Deb Boyer from

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group is excited to launch a new series for the Signal. We’re calling it Content Matters, and much like the Insights series that the Innovation Working Group has published here for few years now, the interview series will feature discussions and stories about the content that our members […]

Digital Humanities and Digital Preservation

This past April 8 was the 2013 “Day of Digital Humanities.”  Started in 2010, this is an annual event of blogging and tweeting about the experience of digital humanities by graduate students, professors, alt-academics, librarians and other participants who identify with the field.  And “the field” of Digital Humanities can be whatever you define it […]

Social Media Networks Stripping Data from Your Digital Photos

The following is a guest post by David Riecks, leader of the Photo Metadata Project. Storing information about your images inside the image itself provides a number of useful benefits. Digital photographers may refer to this as embedded photo metadata or just metadata for short. For professional photographers it’s an easy way to let potential publishers […]