The World Digital Library: A Truly International Effort

In November of 2011 I had the pleasure of attending the annual World Digital Library partner’s meeting in Munich, Germany, hosted by the Bavarian State Library. This year’s meeting was a highly productive series of working sessions, highlighting the exceptional progress of the initiative and the current and future efforts of the partner institutions in […]

Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011

It’s time to take stock of the most memorable digital preservation happenings of 2011.  This is a challenge, since many organizations around the world have done fine work and a full accounting would be long.  Really, really web-unfriendly long. Hence the virtue of the top 10 trope:  brevity makes up for ruthless exclusion.  In that […]

Funding Opportunity for Ph.D. Studies in Web Archiving

The University of North Texas College of Information with the International Internet Preservation Consortium is seeking applications for a 3-year doctoral studies support award. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012, and annual financial support is approximately $40,000 (USD). The awardee will be directly involved with the activities of the IIPC and will experience […]

New Videos From Archipel Steal the Show

The digital preservation-related video show, that is.  The set of newly released videos from the Belgian project “Archipel” are the latest digital preservation videos to hit the scene.  The Archipel project is a recent collaboration by organizations in Belgium, to study digitization and digital preservation of cultural heritage materials. Even though these videos are basically […]

Exploring and Sharing Community History Through Interface Design

The following is a guest post by Abbey Potter, Program Officer, NDIIPP.  She is also Communications Officer for the IIPC. Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience digital collections. It was launched a few months ago and it has been featured […]

From There to Here, from Here to There, Digital Content is Everywhere!

(NOTE: This is an updated article from our digitalpreservation.gov website originally written by Mike Ashenfelder.) As we discussed in an earlier post, the landscape is changing for the better in terms of the appearance of open source tools to support digital preservation and access. NDIIPP has contributed by developing tools to transfer large quantities of […]