Personal Digital Archiving 2014

The fifth annual Personal Digital Archiving conference is on April 10-11 and you can still register online until tomorrow, April 1. This conference attracts a variety of information-technology professionals with a range of digital-preservation interests, mainly oriented toward the needs of individuals rather than the digital collections of cultural institutions. Topics include – but are […]

Pulp to Pixels: Artists Books in the Digital Age

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Archivist of Hampshire College. From November 7th through the 16th, the Harold F. Johnson Library at Hampshire College hosted an exhibition called “Pulp to Pixels: Artists Books in the Digital Age.”  This exhibition of artists books, curated by Andrea Dezsö, Steven Daiber and Meredith Broberg, is a celebration […]

Loading South By Southwest with Librarians

The South By Southwest conference is has become pretty big on the tech circuit and has garnered a reputation as a place where new technologies are launched. There’s an egalitarian spirit to the event (read; sprawling) that encourages anyone to attend and participate. The “anyone” increasingly includes information professionals in libraries, archives and museums (LAMs). […]

How Do You Staff Your Digital Preservation Initiatives?

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Digital Audiovisual Formats Specialist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Digital preservation is an emergent field. Businesses, cultural memory institutions and government bodies that want to responsibly preserve and generate digital assets face significant challenges with respect to staffing. How many staff do we need? What […]

Harvesting the Sustainability of Digital Formats Site

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Digital Audiovisual Formats Specialist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. The World Wide Web is a complex and constantly-evolving network of linkages. Maintaining access to web content can be very challenging because content producers can change or remove pages or entire sites at any time. We’ve […]

Formatting the Formats Pages

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. An Office of Strategic Initiatives team began compiling a set of digital format descriptions in 2004, yielding the format sustainability website, described in my Signal blog posts for December 19 and December 20, 2011.  The team includes Jimi Jones […]

We Can Haz Standards? Yes, We Can!

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Digital Audiovisual Formats Specialist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. I’m the co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Standards Working Group along with Andrea Goethals of Harvard University. Over the past year, the working group has been engaged in a project to identify, describe and […]