The January 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter is Now Available

Screenshot of the January 2012 Digital Preservation NewsletterThe January 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter is now available (PDF).

In this issue:

*A review of the Digital Formats Sustainability website and news about the addition of 35 geospatial formats to the site

*Digital stewards are invited to comment on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy RFI on public access and digital data that result from federally funded scientific research. See the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s response.

*Initial results from the NDSA Storage Survey

*Applications being accepted through Feb 15 for a 3-year doctoral studies award in web archiving

*The NDSA Content Working Group is exploring an “opt-in” way for content creators to preserve their blogs

*Profile of Digital Pioneer Mike Wash, CIO of NARA

*Artifactual elements of born-digital records are discussed

*Nicole Saylor, head of the Digital Library Services at the University of Iowa Libraries, is interviewed about the Civil War Diaries & Transcription Project

*Register for a free online Viewshare workshop, Jan. 23, 1 pm EST

*Save the Date: The 2012 NDIIPP/NDSA Annual Partners Meeting will be July 24-26 in Washington, DC

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