August Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The August 2013 Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Overview of our annual meeting: Digital Preservation 2013 Announcing Release of National Agenda for Digital Stewardship You Say You Want a Resolution…which is best for photos? 3 Things Needed for Personal Digital Archiving Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation Two […]

Learning About (and Contributing to) Digital Preservation Outreach

This is a guest post by Ingrid Jernudd, a volunteer with NDIIPP. I am a senior at Stanford University who is pursuing a degree in psychology. In the past I have worked for a public relations firm, worked on planning events and with community outreach for Stanford Dining, and been a research assistant in psychology […]

Connecting with People and Institutions at Digital Preservation 2013

How do people outside of our community think about digital preservation? In her opening, Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly and the first speaker at Digital Preservation 2013, posed this question, framing her talk from the perspective of computer engineers and those working in start-up businesses.  She went on to talk about the evolution of […]

Content Matters Interview: A Third Man for Musical Preservation

In this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with Ben Blackwell, the “psychedelic stooge” at  Third Man Records. Third Man’s owner, musician Jack White, has a deep and abiding interest in musical anthropology in all its forms, while being strongly forward-thinking […]

Every Voice Matters: StoryCorps and Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress

On a crisp, clear January day in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lucinda Marker and her husband, John Tull, stepped inside an Airstream trailer that StoryCorps converted into a mobile recording studio. Marker and Tull were there to interview each other for an audio memento, to reminisce and talk about significant moments in their shared lives, especially […]

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 […]