A Digital Preservation Residency at Dumbarton Oaks Library

The following is a guest post by Heidi Dowding, Resident at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, DC As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program’s biweekly takeover of The Signal, I’m here to talk about my project at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.  And by the way, if you haven’t already […]

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

We hear a constant stream of news about how crunching massive data collections will change everything from soup to nuts. Here 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 […]

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 […]