What Does Innovation Look Like? The NDSA Innovation Working Group Wants to Know

The following is a guest post from Micah Beck, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, and Jane Mandelbaum, Trevor Owens and Jefferson Bailey in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. What important big ideas are just around the corner in digital stewardship? What […]

Partly Cloudy: Trends in Distributed and Remote 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. As discussed in a previous post, the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group recently conducted an extensive survey of NDSA member preservation storage systems. While the survey examined a wide range of preservation storage trends and activities, it […]

Taking Digital Preservation to Science Online 2012

The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. This week, my Library of Congress colleague Abbey Potter and I will participate in ScienceOnline 2012, an international unconference on science and the web. We are both excited to learn more about the interesting and valuable resources scientists, […]

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

The 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 […]

From Chaos to Order: Diverse Communities Interested in Personal Digital Archiving Resources

I’ve written a couple of blog posts (as a guest blogger) about the personal digital archiving talks I’ve given and about some of our events.  So for my first post as an “official” NDIIPP blogger, it seems fitting I write about a recent talk I gave at a meeting of the Washington DC Chapter of […]

Truth, Justice and the “Authenticity” Way

Why should you care if a resource is authentic? Well, you’d care if you were a presidential candidate and an altered photograph contributed in a way to your ultimate loss. You might also care if you were a NASA scientist and a forgery introduced doubt about one of your agency’s most stellar historic achievements. Most […]

Short Film: Digital Antiquities

Digital Antiquities is a 15-minute science-fiction film that considers the social impact of data recovery in the not-too-distant future. Its summary states, “By 2036, data loss has become a thing of the past. All digital media is instantly uploaded to the internet and permanently stored in the cloud, safely backed-up on servers scattered around the […]