Wisdom is Learned: An Interview with Applications Developer Ashley Blewer

  Ashley Blewer is an archivist, moving image specialist and developer who works at the New York Public Library. In her spare time she helps develop open source AV file conformance and QC software as well as standards such as Matroska and FFV1. She’s a three time Association of American Moving Image Archivists’ AV Hack […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 2: An Interview with Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. This post is Part 2 on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. Part 1 focuses on specific challenges of archiving geodata. Frank Donnelly, GIS Librarian […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 1: An NDSR-NY Project Update

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NY cohort. This post is Part 1 of 2 posts on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for the […]

Digital Preservation Planning: An NDSR Boston Project Update

The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Erickson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston. He participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. I am a recent graduate of Simmons College’s School of Library and Information Science as well as a current participant in this year’s Boston cohort of […]

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson

The following is a guest post by Morgan McKeehan, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Rhizome. She is participating in the NDSR-NYC cohort. I began my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Rhizome — NDSR project description here (PDF) — by leading a workshop for the Emulation as a Service framework (EaaS), at “Party Like it’s 1999: […]

Inventorying Software Developed at the National Library of Medicine: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Nicole Contaxis, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine. She participates in the NDSR-DC cohort. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fifty year tradition of developing software in-house for its own use and for the use of its patrons. As part of the […]

Digital Stewardship in a Radio Archive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Mary Kidd, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive.  She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. My outlook on preservation issues surrounding radio archives has been deeply influenced by my work as a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive. […]

Plans for Assessing Preservation Storage Options and Lifecycles at MIT Libraries: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Alexandra Curran, National Digital Stewardship Resident at MIT Libraries.  She participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. Hello readers, and happy holidays! Looking back at the last few months of my residency working in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Unit (DPU) at MIT Libraries and especially their Lead for Digital […]

Tool Time, or a Discussion on Picking the Right Digital Preservation Tools for Your Program: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by John Caldwell, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the United States Senate Historical Office. Who remembers Home Improvement? Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor was always trying to show the “Tool Time” audience how to build things, make repairs and of course, demo new tools made by the show’s sponsor, […]