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Expanding NDSA Levels of Preservation

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

This is a guest post by Shira Peltzman from the UCLA Library. Last month Alice Prael and I gave a presentation at the annual Code4Lib conference in which I mentioned a project I’ve been working on to update the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation so that it includes a metric for access. (You can see …

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Every Voice Matters: StoryCorps and Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

On a crisp, clear January day in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lucinda Marker and her husband, John Tull, stepped inside an Airstream trailer that¬†StoryCorps converted into a mobile recording studio. Marker and Tull were there to interview each other for an audio memento, to reminisce and talk about significant moments in their shared lives, especially …

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Voices of the Holocaust Resonate on the Web

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

The collections of the¬†United States Holocaust Memorial Museum include recorded accounts from people who experienced one of the most horrific events in history. And, by the very nature of these interviews, the Museum faces a unique challenge: the last of the potential interviewees are aging and dying. Time is running out and opportunities to record …

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Profile: The National Library of New Zealand

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

This article is reprinted by request from the digitalpreservation.gov website. While the saying “New Zealand is far from everywhere” may be true, distance is not an issue regarding its digital cultural collections and how efficiently the National Library of New Zealand makes them available over the Internet. For a small country (population approximately 4,393,500 as …