A Residency Update: Working with Digital Media Art at the Smithsonian

The following is a guest post by Erica Titkemeyer, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Smithsonian Institution Archives As the National Digital Stewardship Resident placed within the Smithsonian Institution Archives I have been tasked with identifying the specialized digital curation requirements for time€based media art (TBMA). I typically use this definition to best describe TBMA (also referred to here as digital media art): artwork containing […]

Hacking Digital Stewardship at Computers in Libraries 2014

While we officially welcomed Spring last month, April seems to be the unofficial start to conference season.  This week, NDIIPP staff are busy talking about the NDSA’s National Agenda for Digital Stewardship and NDIIPP’s personal digital archiving guidance at TLA’s Digital Libraries Roundtable on Friday, April 11 and at Personal Digital Archiving 2014 on April […]

April Issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available!

The April 2014 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Where are the Born Digital Archives Test Data Sets? Fixity Data in Sound and Moving Image Files Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data Personal Digital Archiving: The Basics of Scanning New NDSA Report: Geospatial Data Stewardship Online […]

Public Service Libraries and Personal Digital Archiving

The Texas Library Association Annual Conference started earlier this week, and I’ll be heading out there on Friday April 11 to participate in an interactive session with the TLA’s Digital Libraries Roundtable on the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and some of NDIIPP’s initiatives related to Personal Digital Archiving. Our parents and grandparents saved hand-written diaries, […]

Eyes of the World: Interview with George Jungbluth of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This post is part of our ongoing NDSA innovation group’s Insights interview series. Scientific data is the biggest of the “big data.” In fact, research data and increased complexity and volume of data are two of the challenges addressed by the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. To find out more about the data preservation and […]

Protect Your Data: File Fixity and Data Integrity

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. Here on The Signal, members of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation team have been providing some […]

Shaking the Email Format Family Tree

Recently, we’ve started to add email formats to the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. Eventually, when we get a more robust collection, we’d like to split them out into a separate content category but for now, they (mostly) are categorized with their closest cousin, the Textual Content family.  Our genealogical research is still very much […]

Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas Challenge for 2014

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council and co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group. The NDSA Innovation Working Group is pleased to launch the Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas (DSII) Challenge for 2014! As the challenge title notes, it’s about ideas: […]

At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas of SFMOMA, Pt. 1

At the Museum is a new interview series highlighting the variety of digital collections in museums and the interesting people working to create and preserve these collections. For this first installment, I interview Marla Misunas, Collections Information Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Marla gives us some great detail about her role […]