When The Signal debuted in 2011, its focus was exclusively on the challenge of digital preservation, which is why its URL was //blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation. The Signal was a forum for news and information about digital preservation — unique problems and solutions, standards, collaborations and achievements. The Signal’s authors interviewed leaders in the field, profiled colleagues and drew attention to exemplary projects.
In time, The Signal became a leading source of information about digital preservation. The success of The Signal’s community engagement was evident in the volume of responses we got to our blog posts and the dialogs they sparked; some posts still attract readers and get comments years after the posts’ original publications.
The scope of The Signal has grown organically beyond digital preservation and we are reflecting that growth by changing The Signal’s URL to //blogs.loc.gov/thesignal. Old links will still work but will redirect to the new URL. If you subscribe to an RSS feed, please change that URL to //blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/feed.
We will continue to share information about Library of Congress digital initiatives and cover broad topics such as digital humanities, digital stewardship, crowd sourcing, computational research, scholar labs, data visualization, digital preservation and access, eBooks, rights issues, metadata, APIs, data hosting and technology sharing and innovative trends.