We Welcome Our Email Overlords: Highlights from the Archiving Email Symposium

This post is co-authored with Erin Engle, a Digital Archivist in the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Despite the occasional death knell claims, email is alive, well and exponentially thriving in many organizations. It’s become an increasingly complex challenge for collecting and memory institutions as we struggle with the same issues: How is email processed differently […]

Beyond Us and Them: Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections 2014

The following post was authored by Erin Engle, Michelle Gallinger, Butch Lazorchak, Jane Mandelbaum and Trevor Owens from the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress held the 10th annual Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting September 22-23, 2014. This meeting is an annual opportunity for invited technical industry experts, IT  professionals, digital collections […]

Digital Preservation 2014: It’s a Thing

“Digital preservation makes headlines now, seemingly routinely. And the work performed by the community gathered here is the bedrock underlying such high profile endeavors.” – Matt Kirschenbaum The annual Digital Preservation meeting, held each summer in Washington, DC, brings together experts in academia, government and the private and non-profit sectors to celebrate key work and […]

Farewell to NDIIPP

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 […]

2014 NDSA Philly Regional Meeting: January 23-24

The following is a guest post by Nicole Scalessa, IT manager at The Library Company of Philadelphia, an NDSA member. Digital stewardship is a prime topic for small institutions trying to keep pace with the increasing demands for digital content. The Library Company of Philadelphia, a special collections library founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731, […]

Call for Proposals: Digital Preservation 2014

We’ve started planning our annual meeting, Digital Preservation 2014, which will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area, and we want to hear from you!  Any organization or individual with an interest in digital stewardship can propose ideas for potential inclusion in the meeting. The Library of Congress has hosted annual meetings with […]

Connecting with People and Institutions at Digital Preservation 2013

How do people outside of our community think about digital preservation? In her opening, Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly and the first speaker at Digital Preservation 2013, posed this question, framing her talk from the perspective of computer engineers and those working in start-up businesses.  She went on to talk about the evolution of […]

Good News: Librarian Job Growth Exploding!

Quick quiz: Is the employment outlook for librarians growing or shrinking? The answer depends on what you call a “library job.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for librarians is “slower than average,” with a projected rate of change in employment this decade of 7%, slower than the 14% average growth […]