An Intern Considers the Digital Preservation Challenge, Part 2

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Clark, an NDIIPP intern from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In yesterday’s post, I discussed how my initial ideas about digital preservation changed during my visit with NDIIPP. Today, I consider what I learned about building a socio-technical cyberinfrastructure. In an ever-changing digital […]

An Intern Considers the Digital Preservation Challenge, Part 1

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Clark, an NDIIPP intern from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I came to NDIIPP expecting to hear that institutions and the public weren’t prioritizing digital preservation, and that the next wave of librarians would need to shout from the rooftops to raise awareness […]

Advocating for Digital Preservation During Alternative Spring Break

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Clark, intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress. I am a first-year Master of Science student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through their online distance-learning LEEP program. I am pursuing a specialization in Data Curation […]

Snow Byte and the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale

The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, an intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress. In a recent meeting, some colleagues and I discussed the age in which individuals should start understanding the basics of digital preservation. I suggested that, with children creating digital files earlier and earlier, it should be taught […]

National Digital Stewardship Residency Call For Applications Now Open

The following is a guest post by Ali Fazal, Program Management Assistant for NDSR at the Library of Congress The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the official open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency.  From today until April 5, 2013, applicants […]

Archives, Materiality and the “Agency of the Machine”: An Interview with Wolfgang Ernst

In this installment of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation working group’s series of interviews Lori Emerson of the Media Archaeology Lab interviews Wolfgang Ernst of Humboldt University in Berlin. The interview explores the relationship between media archaeology and digital preservation as evident in the design and structure of the Humbolt Media Archaeological Fundus. Lori: I deeply […]

It’s All About the Gear

I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 2013 CurateGear meeting held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on January 9, 2013.  And what a good experience it was. CurateGear is a somewhat unique experience because it focuses not on presentations, but on demonstrations.  LIVE demonstrations.  Every presenter gives a […]

Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2012

With 2012 safely behind us, let us praise some of the best things that happened last year in digital preservation. This is something of a tradition for us, as we have previously run down a list for 2011 and 2010. I cast a wide net and mustered my objectivity in in picking activities with the […]

Geopreservation Information for All Communities

You’re a graduate student in a geography education program learning about the concepts underlying a geographic information system, including creating, analyzing and editing geospatial data sets. Part of your coursework also includes learning about the preservation of GIS data. As an academic librarian, your position oversees the gathering and management of geospatial data as well […]