Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies: Archives, Libraries and Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, a 2013 Junior Fellow with NDIIPP. My major project as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow was to identify and analyze cultural heritage institution digital preservation policies. This project was an update and extension of work done in 2011 by another Junior Fellow, Kristen Snawder. My full […]

What’s a Nice English Professor Like You Doing in a Place Like This: An Interview With Matthew Kirschenbaum

I’ve talked about Matthew Kirschenbaum’s work in a range of posts on digital objects here on The Signal. It seemed like it would be valuable to delve deeper into some of those discussions here in an interview. If you are unfamiliar, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University […]

My Junior Fellow Summer

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, former Junior Fellow with NDIIPP The Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, at the Library of Congress, provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on special projects and collections within the world-renowned institution. The Library selects students with various educational backgrounds and specializations, […]

A New Guide for Archiving Digital Video

The human rights organization, witness.org, — who gave a presentation at Digital Preservation 2013 — just published The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video. Though this guide is intended for human rights activists, it covers all aspects of digital video archiving so thoroughly that it is of value to anyone and everyone, from individuals archiving their […]

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 […]