Bringing Hidden Collections to Light with Viewshare: An Interview with Julie Miller, Historian at the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from Camille Salas of the Library of Congress. On June 11th, I had the opportunity to conduct a Viewshare presentation at the Library of Congress. In addition to a demonstration of how Viewshare works, I shared a few examples of how staff members at the Library of Congress are using […]

WWI Linked Open Data: An Interview with Thea Lindquist

The following is a guest post from Jane Mandelbaum, co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working group and IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. In this installment of the NDSA innovation working group’s ongoing series of innovation interviews I interview Thea Lindquist. Thea Lindquist is  an associate professor and history librarian […]

The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship is Released

Since its founding in December 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance has worked to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. In late 2012 the NDSA Coordinating Committee, in partnership with NDSA working group chairs, began brainstorming ways to leverage the NDSA’s […]

DPOE Turns Three with the July Train-the-Trainer in Illinois

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. The Midwest doubles down on its commitment to digital preservation with its second digital preservation Train-the-Trainer event in two years. Hosted July 9 – 12, 2013, by the Consortium of Academic […]

The Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation

I have had two conversation recently — one an intern and one with a friend outside our community — about my career path, and career paths in general around digital preservation. Paraphrasing, well, everyone (who may not know they are quoting the game Colossal Cave Adventure from 1976), it was a maze of twisty little […]

The “How” of Email Archiving: More Launching Points for Applied Research

In early July I wrote about the “what” of email archiving. That is, “what” are we trying to preserve when we say we’re “preserving email.” It was admittedly a cursory look at the issue, but hopefully it’s a start for more thorough discussions down the road. This time I’ll dig in a little deeper and […]

Digital Preservation 2013: Annual NDIIPP/NDSA Meeting Set for Next Week

Every year we’re thrilled to host a meeting with our partners and interested individuals in the digital preservation community.  This year’s meeting, Digital Preservation 2013, features a number of speakers and presentations around exploring innovative ideas across the digital information landscape. Coming together to share stories and practices of collecting, delivering and preserving our digital […]

You Say You Want a Resolution: How Much DPI/PPI is Too Much?

Preserving digital stuff for the future is a weighty responsibility. With digital photos, for instance, would it be possible someday to generate perfectly sharp high-density, high-resolution photos from blurry or low-resolution digital originals? Probably not but who knows? The technological future is unpredictable. The possibility invites the question: shouldn’t we save our digital photos at […]

What Would You Call the Last Row of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation?

The following is a guest post from Megan Phillips, NARA’s Electronic Records Lifecycle Coordinator and an elected member of the NDSA coordinating committee and Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library’s Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services and co-chair of  the NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group.  As part of the effort to publicize the NDSA Levels of […]

Content Matters: An Interview with Staff from the National Park Service

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group. In this installment of the Content Matters series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with staff from the U.S. National Park […]