What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian Need?

Archives, libraries and other collecting organizations are in the midst of a staff revolution. The digital age is driving a demand for employees who are comfortable and creative with technology. As someone who hires and supervises staff in a digitally-oriented environment I know this first hand. I often hear from students and others with questions […]

How Do You Find Training on Digital Preservation?

The following is a guest post by Barrett Jones, Program Specialist for the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education initiative at the Library. Right now as I type this post, there is a two-hour Introduction to Digital Preservation online course available from the State Library of North Carolina Digital Information Management Program. On July 25th there’s […]

Facing Off with Digital Preservation Policy

The following is a guest post by Kristin Snawder, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. When I came to the Library I never imagined that my first project would be to face off with the hard issues underlining digital preservation policy development. Policy development was new to me, and the task seemed daunting.  But […]

Panel Explores Educational Alignment in Digital Management and Curation

The following is a guest post from Ellen O’Donnell, Senior Technical Writer, on assignment to the Office of Strategic Initiatives from the National Institutes of Health. Staffs of digital preservation programs from around the world gathered at an historic conference in Tallinn, Estonia, in May 2011, to share information and build strategic collaborations to help […]

Save Our African American Treasures: Dallas

The following is a guest post by Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, NDIIPP. Imagine starting something from scratch. A home project, a work project, or maybe you’re even baking a cake, from scratch.  Now imagine what the dedicated staff of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture are doing – they are building […]

A Fine View at the Summit of JP2

The following is a guest post by Steve Puglia, Manager of Conversion Support Services at the Library of Congress. When you work at the Library of Congress on digital preservation projects, you know you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to (and sometimes learn about) new and exciting endeavors in the realm of technology and content […]