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Farewell to NDIIPP

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

It’s finally come–my last day at the Library of Congress. I’ve got plenty of mixed emotions. On the one hand I’ll miss working with my Library colleagues and with the NDIIPP partners–we spent 12 years working together on projects that made a difference. On the other hand, I could not have asked for a better …

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Responding to a Call to Action: Preserving Blogs and Discussion Forums in Science, Medicine, Mathematics and Technology

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

The following is a guest post by┬áChristie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine Developing case studies around digital content subject areas has been a major focus of the NDSA Content Working Group, and the activity has enabled members to share the concerns and challenges specific to their communities. …

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When it Comes to Keepsakes, What’s the Difference Between Physical and Digital?

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

I’m cleaning out my office in preparation for retiring on March 7. I’ve accumulated a few mementos during my career, and moving them out stirs up memories. One of my favorite keepsakes is a framed 1986 poster from the National Archives and Records Administration that proclaims “Our Records, Your Responsibilities.” It offers little in the …

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Data: A Love Story in the Making

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

Here’s a simple experiment that involves asking an average person two questions. Question one is: “how do you feel about physical books?” Question two is: “how do you feel about digital data?” The first question almost surely will quickly elicit warm, positive exclamations about a life-long relationship with books, including the joy of using and …

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Two New Exciting Research Data Infrastructure Projects: Or From Soup to Nuts and Back (Maybe)

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

We hear a constant stream of news about how crunching massive data collections will change everything from soup to nuts.┬áHere on The Signal, it’s fair to say that scientific research data is close to the heart of our hopes, dreams and fears when it comes to big data: we’ve written over two-dozen posts touching on …

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NDSA National Agenda Digital Content Area: Web and Social Media

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group You may have seen the news on this blog and elsewhere that the National Digital Stewardship Alliance launched the first ever National Agenda for Digital Stewardship last July. One …