Welcome, NDSR Inaugural Class!

The following is a guest post by Lyssette Vazquez-Rodriguez, Program Support Assistant & Valeria Pina,  Communications Assistant, both with OSI at the Library of Congress The residents have finally arrived! After years of planning, the staff, hosts, and benefactors are thrilled to welcome the 2013-2014 National Digital Stewardship Residency Inaugural Class.  The residents arrived on […]

Platforms for Digital Stewardship

I was at a recent meeting of the Federal Geographic Data Committeee’s Coordination Group and Anne Castle, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior and the co-chair of the FGDC Steering Committee, was discussing the challenges of finding resources to support geospatial activity. The federal geospatial community is working […]

September 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The September 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (PDF) is now available. In this issue: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada using the Levels of Digital Preservation Find out about the George Sanger Collection at UT Austin Videogame Archive Read an Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies What Is It That We Actually […]

Bits Breaking Bad 2: The Atlas of Digital Damages, Revisited

Last October, I wrote about The Atlas of Digital Damages on Flickr. The idea was that it would be instructive to showcase digital content that suffered from problems roughly equivalent to physical content that was deteriorating due to mistakes or neglect. Since I last wrote about it, the atlas has acquired more examples reflecting all kinds of […]

Engaging Communities to Preserve: The History Harvest as a Collaboration Model for Digital Preservation

This is a guest post by Meghan Vance, a Public History graduate student at the University of Central Florida. As a Public History graduate student at the University of Central Florida, I had the unique opportunity to participate in an internship with E-Z Photo Scan, a member of the NDSA Outreach Group.  This internship evolved from a business-university […]

The Future of Digital Equivalence and Significance

A single photograph in a personal collection or archive might be represented by any number of derivative files of varying sizes, in varying formats, all with different sets of embedded metadata. At the bit level, all of the variations of the photograph are unique. However, in practice, a particular individual or organization might just be […]

Back to School: Digital Preservation Videos for the Classroom

Over the summer, we were pleased to participate in a number of “Open House” programs that our colleagues in Education Outreach hosted for their Summer Teacher Institutes.  Each summer, over 100 K-12 educators take part in week-long immersion programs to learn strategies for the classroom use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources.  The use […]