Experimenting with speech-to-text and collections at the Library

This guest blog post is shared by Chris Adams, Solutions Architect in the Office of the Chief Information Officer/IT Design & Development Directorate, and Julia Kim, Digital Projects Coordinator at the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress, formerly the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center, supporting […]

Minimal Digital Processing at the American Folklife Center

This is a guest post by former American Folklife Center intern Annie Schweikert on her work to develop a minimal digital processing workflow. Annie is an MA candidate at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program who interned at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center in the summer of 2018. Other recent internships include […]

Software Carpentry at the Library of Congress

In February, we hosted 40 librarians, archivists and data wranglers at the Library of Congress to learn advanced skills in managing digital collections. National Digital Initiatives (NDI/NP/NIO) hosted a Software Carpentry workshop, inviting staff from the Library, the DC Public Library and federal libraries for hands-on learning in the programming language Python, the version-control software […]

The Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing

This is a guest post from Julia Kim, archivist in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The annual meeting of the Radcliffe Technology Workshop (April 4th – April 5th, #radtech16) brought together historians, (digital) humanists and archivists for an intensive discussion of the “digital turn” and its effect on our work. The […]

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson

The following is a guest post by Morgan McKeehan, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Rhizome. She is participating in the NDSR-NYC cohort. I began my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Rhizome — NDSR project description here (PDF) — by leading a workshop for the Emulation as a Service framework (EaaS), at “Party Like it’s 1999: […]

Creating Workflows for Born-Digital Collections: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Julia Kim, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York University Libraries. I’m now into the last leg of my nine-month residency, and I’m amazed by what has been accomplished and the major steps still ahead of me. In this post, I’ll give a project update on my primary […]

Art is Long, Life is Short: the XFR Collective Helps Artists Preserve Magnetic and Digital Works

XFR STN (“Transfer Station”) is a grass-roots digitization and digital-preservation project that arose as a response from the New York arts community to rescue creative works off of aging or obsolete audiovisual formats and media. The digital files are stored by the Library of Congress’s NDIIPP partner the Internet Archive and accessible for free online. At the […]

NDSR Selects the Next Class of Residents for New York and Boston

The National Digital Stewardship Residency program has recently announced the next group of 10 residents selected for this prestigious program.  This Residency program, funded by the IMLS, has just completed its inaugural year, with 10 residents working in various organizations in the Washington, DC area.  The next round of the NDSR will begin in September […]