A National Agenda Bibliography for Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Modeling

The 2014 National Digital Stewardship Agenda, released in July 2013, is still a must-read (have you read it yet?). It integrates the perspective of dozens of experts to provide funders and decision-makers with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for development. The Agenda suggests a number of important […]

Three Reasons You’ll Want to Attend the NDSA Philadelphia Regional Meeting, January 23-24

The Library Company of Philadelphia will be hosting Philadelphia’s first National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Regional Meeting and Unconference on January 23 and 24.  This is part of an initiative across the country for NDSA member organizations to host day-long events, or “NDSA Regional Meetings,” that provide networking and collaboration opportunities for members and highlight the work of […]

Viewshare for Verdi Scores

Following is a guest blog post from Lisa Shiota, a student at Drexel University School of Information and Library Science and a staff member in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. She explains how she utilized Viewshare in a digital library technologies class. I am currently finishing classes towards a post-graduate certificate in […]

January Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The January 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: Two digital preservation pioneers:  Steve Puglia and Gary Marchionini New NDSA Report:  Staffing for Digital Preservation GIS Data at Montana State Library Upcoming events:  NDSA regional meeting, ALA Midwinter, International Digital Curation Conference Interviews with […]

Illinois Library Offers Digital Preservation Aid in Response to Tornado Devastation

It was raining hard on Sunday morning November 17, 2013, as librarian Genna (pronounced “Gina”) Buhr anxiously watched the Weather Channel coverage of the storm system battering central Illinois. Buhr, Public Services Manager at Illinois’ Fondulac District Library, was visiting her parents in Utica, Illinois, about an hour north of Buhr’s home. Her two young […]

The National Digital Stewardship Residency, Four Months In

The following is a guest post from Emily Reynolds, Resident with the World Bank Group Archives For the next several months, the National Digital Stewardship Residents will be interrupting your regularly-scheduled Signal programming to bring you updates on our projects and the program in general. We’ll be posting on alternate weeks through the end of […]

File Format Action Plans in Theory and Practice

The following is a guest post from Lee Nilsson, a National Digital Stewardship Resident working with the Repository Development Center at The Library of Congress.  The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship makes a clear-cut case for the development of File Format Action Plans to combat format obsolescence issues. “Now that stewardship organizations are amassing large collections of digital […]