2012 Junior Fellows Working on Digital Preservation Policies

The following is a guest post by Emily Reynolds and Chelcie Rowell, 2012 Junior Fellows. Every summer, the Library of Congress hosts interns as part of its Junior Fellows program. This year, 38 students from across the country were placed in a variety of library departments. Two fellows—Emily Reynolds and Chelcie Rowell—are working in the […]

CurateCamp Processing: Processing Data/Processing Collections

Alongside this year’s NDSA/NDIIPP conference, DigitalPreservation 2012, we are excited to try out another kind of meeting, an unconference. In conjunction with DigitalPreservation 2012 we are going to play host to a CurateCamp. For those unfamiliar with unconferences, the key idea is that the participants define the agenda and that there are no spectators, everyone […]

Call for Applications: DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Indiana State Archives and Indiana State Library, is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the DPOE Train-the-Trainer […]

The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201205.pdf In this issue: Exploring Collections using Viewshare The challenges of extracting information from floppy disks U.S. government elections and web archiving at the Spring CNI Meeting Preservation of and access to federally funded scientific data Help launch a digital preservation Q & […]

Meeting of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Curriculum Panel

The following is a guest post by John O’Connor, Program Assistant at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In April, the Office of Strategic Initiatives hosted a discussion panel on the creation of a curriculum for the new National Digital Stewardship Residency. The NDSR is a new partner venture between the Library of […]

Jody DeRidder and the Spirit of DPOE

Jody DeRidder is the Head of Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is one of 24 Digital Preservation Outreach & Education trainers situated across the U.S.  Since she first joined the DPOE Trainer Network, she has shown unbridled enthusiasm for the DPOE program and for digital preservation education in […]

The April 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

The April 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201204.pdf In this issue: *Nominations being accepted for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards *How Many Libraries of Congress Does it Take? A look at an unusual unit of measurement *What’s the Value of A Broken Link? *Becoming Digital, Or, What Comes […]

Talking about Storage Solutions for the “Lone Arrangers”

The following is a guest post from Thomas Padilla, Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program Assistant in the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives. We at the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program hear from working professionals across the country that digital preservation can be difficult to implement, let alone maintain, given squeezed […]

DPOE Sets Sights on Grassroots Education

The following is a guest post by George Coulbourne,  Executive Program Officer at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. On February 21, the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program met with leaders from the Library, Archives, and Academic community to discuss how DPOE will expand on its success in growing a national […]

The March 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

March 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of our Digital Preservation Newsletter.  With this issue, we’ve updated our look and feel. But you’ll notice that our content remains focused on providing current information for the digital preservation community. Thanks to all of our over 18,000 subscribers for your support! http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201203.pdf In this issue: *Check out the […]