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Archive: January 2015 (7 Posts)

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All in the (Apple ProRes 422 Video Codec) Family

Posted by: Kate Murray

We’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about digital video issues. As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative published several reports on this topic including “Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video.” Work on the “Eight Federal Case Histories” (PDF) report nudged us to add the Apple ProRes 422 …

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From the Field: More Insight Into Digital Preservation Training Needs

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Jody DeRidder, Head of Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries.¬† This post reports on efforts in the digital preservation community that align with the Library’s Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Program. Jody, among many other accomplishments, has completed one of the DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshops and …

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Digital Audio Preservation at MIT: an NDSR Project Update

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Tricia Patterson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at MIT Libraries This month marks the mid-way point of my National Digital Stewardship Residency at MIT Libraries, a temporal vantage point that allows me to reflect triumphantly on what has been achieved so far and peer fearlessly ahead at all that …

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The DPC’s 2014 Digital Preservation Awards

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

In November, our colleagues at the Digital Preservation Coalition presented their Digital Preservation 2014 awards. These awards, which are given every two years,¬†were established in 2004 to help raise awareness about digital preservation. The Library of Congress welcomes any public recognition of excellence in digital preservation. We, too, have given our own awards, most recently …

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Web Archive Management at NYARC: An NDSR Project Update

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). A tipping point from traditional to emergent digital technologies in the regular conduct of art historical scholarship threatens to leave unprepared institutions and their researchers alike in a “digital black hole.” NYARC–the partnership of …

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Digital Preservation in Mid-Michigan: An Interview with Ed Busch

Posted by: Erin Engle

Conferences, meetings and meet-ups are important networking and collaboration events that allow librarians and archivists to share digital stewardship experiences. While national conferences and meetings offer strong professional development opportunities, regional and local meetings offer opportunities for practitioners to connect and network with a local community of practice. In a previous blog post, Kim Schroeder, …

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Report Available for the 2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. In September, the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program wrapped up the “2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey” in an effort to get a sense of current digital preservation practice, a better understanding about what capacity exists …