Reports, White Papers and Articles Document the Work of NDIIPP Partners

Boys editing monthly publication "The Lighthouse", Camp Sanders, Mt. Hermon, La., LC-USZ62-104663, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Boys editing monthly publication "The Lighthouse", Camp Sanders, Mt. Hermon, La., LC-USZ62-104663, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

In the over 11 years since NDIIPP’s inception, the Program’s digital preservation network has grown substantially from 36 initial partner institutions to over 280 organizations from around the world.  The community stewards over 1,400 collections of digital content and developed various tools and services supporting the curation, transfer, validation and preservation of this content.

Pretty impressive, right? We think so.

There has been no better way to document and share the partners work to a broader audience than through publications – reports, white papers and articles describing NDIIPP-supported projects. And it just so happens we have a list of those publications (and links to them) on our website.

Here are just a few:

MetaArchive Cooperative Charter (2011)

A 2011 update to the charter and supporting documents describing the purposes and aims of the MetaArchive Cooperative, an association dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage materials that are digital in nature and form.
MetaArchive Cooperative Charter (PDF, 133KB)
MetaArchive Technical Specifications (PDF, 65KB)
MetaArchive Membership Agreement (PDF, 62KB)

Why Web Sites are Lost (and How They’re Sometimes Found) (2009)

Article from the Communications of the ACM, Volume 52, Issue 11 (November 2009) by Michael Nelson of the Tools for a Preservation-Ready Web project, in collaboration with Catherine C. Marshall of Microsoft and Frank McCown of Harding Universy. This is a link to a pre-print version of the article.
Why Web Sites are Lost (and How They’re Sometimes Found) (PDF, 149KB)

Got Data? A Guide to Data Preservation in the Information Age (2008)

An article by Fran Berman from the San Diego Supercomputer Center from the 12/08 vol. 51, no. 12 issue of the Communications of the ACM. The article discusses tools to help practitioners survive the data deluge.
Got Data? A Guide to Data Preservation in the Information Age (PDF, 6.16MB)

Digital Curation at the Library of Congress: Lessons Learned from American Memory and the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (2007)

A DigCCurr2007 conference paper that discusses the findings and conclusions of an analyses of American Memory at the Library of Congress, and the donated digital archive as they pertain to digital curation. The paper suggests opportunities for digital curation curriculum development.
Digital Curation at the Library of Congress: Lessons Learned from American Memory and the Archive Ingest and Handling Test

The Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT) Overall Final Report (2005)

A report documenting the development, administration and conclusions from the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), a multiparty test of various digital preservation regimes. It describes the genesis of NDIIPP and of the AIHT; details the phases of the AIHT; documents lessons learned during the test; and suggests possible fruitful areas of future work.
The Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT) Overall Final Report (PDF, 552KB)

This list will continue to grow and showcase the work of NDSA projects. In the meantime, we’ll be talking about NDSA activities on our blog (pre-publication), as we have with the storage survey.  Keep on reading!

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