Announcing the NDSA Innovation Awards

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In a previous blog post, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group asked: How can the digital stewardship community do more to recognize and encourage innovation in the community? Being composed of a diverse membership […]

DPOE Sets Sights on Grassroots Education

The following is a guest post by George Coulbourne,  Executive Program Officer at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. On February 21, the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program met with leaders from the Library, Archives, and Academic community to discuss how DPOE will expand on its success in growing a national […]

#sxswLAM: Libraries, Archives and Museums in an Interactive World

In the midst of the South By Southwest Interactive Conference, I daydream about a time (ideally in the not-so-distant future) when librarians, archivists and museum professionals (LAMs) rule the world. Delusional talk you might say, spoken by someone with more than a little self-interest in ultimate LAM domination. But the halls of SXSWi are full […]

The March 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

March 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of our Digital Preservation Newsletter.  With this issue, we’ve updated our look and feel. But you’ll notice that our content remains focused on providing current information for the digital preservation community. Thanks to all of our over 18,000 subscribers for your support! http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201203.pdf In this issue: *Check out the […]

Sheer Preservation – FamilySearch and Preserving the Heritage of Mankind

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Insights Interview series is an occasional feature sharing interviews and conversations between National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group members and individuals involved in projects related to preservation, access, and stewardship of digital information. In […]

Visualizing Digital Preservation Workflows

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting Steps in a Digital Preservation Workflow as part of the American Library Association/Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Online Learning program.  I talked about planning and building a staged process for preserving digital information in a cultural heritage context. Part of what I covered relates to ideas […]

File Fixity and Digital Preservation Storage: More Results from the NDSA Storage Survey

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. A vexing property of digital objects is the difficulties they pose to ensuring their ongoing authenticity and stability. Files can become corrupted by use, bits can rot even when unused, and during transfer the parts essential […]

Inclusiveness: An Open Environment to Explore Digital Preservation Practices

I’ve been following the tweets coming out of Webwise 2012 this week. The annual Institute for Museum and Library Services conference is an opportunity for practitioners from museums, libraries, archives, educational institutions and other organizations to discuss and see first-hand the impact of digital technologies in their respective fields.  It has a broad reach for […]