FADGI MXF Video Specification Moves Up an Industry-organization Approval Ladder

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, who organized the FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group in 2007. Fleischhauer recently retired from the Library of Congress. The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group is pleased to announce a milestone in the development of the AS-07 MXF video-preservation format specification. AS-07 has taken shape […]

DPOE Program Harnesses the Spirit of Kentucky Librarians

This is a guest post by Barrie Howard. The Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program delivered a train-the-trainer workshop on June 10, providing professional development in digital preservation to library professionals from Kentucky and West Virginia. The workshop was held at Northern Kentucky University and sponsored by the State Assisted Academic Library […]

Library of Congress Advisory Team Kicks off New Digitization Effort at Eckerd College

This is a guest post by Eckerd College faculty David Gliem, associate professor of Art History, and Nancy Schuler, librarian and assistant professor of Electronic Resources, Collection Development and Instructional Services. On June 3rd, a meeting at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, brought key experts and College departments together to begin plans for the […]

The Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing

This is a guest post from Julia Kim, archivist in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The annual meeting of the Radcliffe Technology Workshop (April 4th – April 5th, #radtech16) brought together historians, (digital) humanists and archivists for an intensive discussion of the “digital turn” and its effect on our work. The […]

O Email! My Email! Our Fearful Trip is Just Beginning: Further Collaborations with Archiving Email

Apologies to Walt Whitman for co-opting the first line of his famous poem O Captain! My Captain!  but solutions for archiving email are not yet anchor’d safe and sound. Thanks to the collaborative and cooperative community working in this space, however, we’re making headway on the journey. Email archiving as a distinct research area has […]

The Astrophysics Source Code Library

This is a guest post by Nicole Contaxis. On April 12th2016, Alice Allen, editor of the Astrophysics Source Code Library, came to the National Library of Medicine to speak with National Digital Stewardship Residency participants, mentors and visitors about the importance of software as a research object and about why the ASCL is a necessary and […]