November Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The November 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Digital Preservation Pioneer:  Sam Brylawski Welcome NDSR Inaugural Class! New Report:  Preserving.exe Digital Portals to State and Community History NDSA Report on Geospatial Data Lists of Upcoming events and educational courses Interviews with Edward McCain and Emily Gore Articles on […]

A Logical Employment in Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Philip Ardery, the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. I can trace my interest in computers and technology back to a single factor of my childhood: my family’s perpetually faulty home internet connection. While my multitude of siblings continually cursed and physically writhed over the frequent […]

The National Digital Newspaper Program Accepting Proposals: Apply Now!

The following is a guest post by Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal, program officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting proposals for the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress […]

Anatomy of a Web Archive

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. I’m inclined to blame the semantic flexibility of the word “archive” for the fact that someone with no previous exposure to web archives might variously suppose that they are: the result of saving web pages from the browser, […]

Connecting Communities: FADGI Still Image Working Group’s Impact on the Library of Congress and Beyond

The following is a guest post from Carla Miller of the Library of Congress. This is the second in a two-part update on the recent activities of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative. This article describes the work of the Still Image Working Group. The first article describes the work of the Audio-Visual Working Group. While […]

Library of Congress Contributes Chapter to New Personal Digital Archiving Book

Information Today recently published Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, a collection of essays written by some of the leading practitioners, thinkers and researchers in the emerging field of personal digital archiving. We are honored that Information Today — and especially the book’s editor, Donald Hawkins — asked us to share our resources and experiences […]