Report Puts the Focus on Independent Film Preservation

Now that this year’s Academy Awards nominations have been announced, ‘tis the “season” for revisiting some of the best movies of the past year.  But in addition to the creating and enjoying of the films themselves, there is another issue which those in the film industry, along with the Library’s digital preservation partners, are researching […]

There are More Tools for Digital Curation Than You Might Think

On January 6, 2012, I had the opportunity to attend CurateGear, an interactive, day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This meeting did many things right. It introduced attendees to the wide spectrum of digital curation activities, from appraisal to ingest to auditing […]

Readers, Would You Care to Contribute Digital Preservation Web-based Resources?

While I was exploring the new National Archives and Records Administration Transcription Pilot Project this week, I thought about how many innovative, and frankly cool, crowdsourcing platforms the libraries and archives communities launched in the past year. The New York Public Library What’s on the Menu project, the NARA Citizen Archivist Dashboard, The University of […]

Some First Thoughts on Online Science and Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, a Digital Archivist and Abbey Potter, a Program Officer in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. When historians look back on late 20th and early 21st century science they will undoubtedly be interested in understanding how the web has facilitated, altered and otherwise shifted […]

Bit By Bit: Recent Projects on Digital Forensics for Collecting Institutions

This is a guest post by Bradley Daigle, Director of Digital Curation Services and Digital Strategist for Special Collections, University of Virginia; Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland; and Christopher (Cal) Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library […]

With Liberty and File Naming for All

This is a guest post by Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Liaison, Digital Information Management Program, State Library of North Carolina. About two weeks ago, I tried a little thought experiment. Throughout the course of an afternoon, for each person I spoke with or saw, I imagined myself talking to them about digital preservation. From grocery store […]