Digital Preservation News, August 15-19, 2011

The following is a guest post by Lara Lookabaugh, an intern working with the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Initiative.

Librarians at University of Minnesota Make an Impact with Data Management Program

The library has created a program called Managing Your Data, which guides researchers in the creation of data management plans. Inspired by the NSF data management mandate for grant proposals, the program provides best practices for sharing and finding data, preservation and archiving, copyright and ethics, and other areas.

Sixty seconds on the internet (Infographic)

This infographic shows what happens on the internet every sixty seconds, more status updates than search queries!

Dying Technology: modern hardware that’s on the way out

Telegraph UK predicts recent technologies soon to become obsolete, including optical media, digital cameras, and e-readers.

Digitisation does not equal digital preservation

New South Wales State Records initiative explains that, if you digitise, you still need to consider and plan for the digital images so that they are accessible, readable and usable for as long as they are required. The author points readers to Kristin Snawder’s recent post on The Signal.

I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era

In this new book, ten authors — Robert Capra, Adrian Cunningham, Tom Hyry, Leslie Johnston, Christopher (Cal) Lee, Sue McKemmish, Cathy Marshall, Rachel Onuf, Kristina Spurgin, and Susan Thomas — share their expertise on the various aspects of the management of digital information.

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