Hack-to-Learn at the Library of Congress

When hosting workshops, such as Software Carpentry, or events, such as Collections As Data, our National Digital Initiatives team made a discovery—there is an appetite among librarians for hands-on computational experience. That’s why we created an inclusive hackathon, or a “hack-to-learn,” taking advantage of the skills librarians already have and paring them with programmers to […]

Automating Digital Archival Processing at Johns Hopkins University

This is a guest post from Elizabeth England, National Digital Stewardship Resident, and Eric Hanson, Digital Content Metadata Specialist, at Johns Hopkins University.  Elizabeth: In my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, I am responsible for a digital preservation project addressing a large backlog (about 50 terabytes) of photographs documenting the university’s […]

Wisdom is Learned: An Interview with Applications Developer Ashley Blewer

  Ashley Blewer is an archivist, moving image specialist and developer who works at the New York Public Library. In her spare time she helps develop open source AV file conformance and QC software as well as standards such as Matroska and FFV1. She’s a three time Association of American Moving Image Archivists’ AV Hack […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 2: An Interview with Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. This post is Part 2 on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. Part 1 focuses on specific challenges of archiving geodata. Frank Donnelly, GIS Librarian […]

Blurred Lines, Shapes, and Polygons, Part 1: An NDSR-NY Project Update

The following is a guest post by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archives. She participates in the NDSR-NY cohort. This post is Part 1 of 2 posts on Genevieve’s exploration of stewardship issues for preserving geospatial data. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for the […]

Digital Preservation Planning: An NDSR Boston Project Update

The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Erickson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston. He participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. I am a recent graduate of Simmons College’s School of Library and Information Science as well as a current participant in this year’s Boston cohort of […]

Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Software Emulation: An Interview with Euan Cochrane, Zach Vowell, and Jessica Meyerson

The following is a guest post by Morgan McKeehan, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Rhizome. She is participating in the NDSR-NYC cohort. I began my National Digital Stewardship Residency at Rhizome — NDSR project description here (PDF) — by leading a workshop for the Emulation as a Service framework (EaaS), at “Party Like it’s 1999: […]

Inventorying Software Developed at the National Library of Medicine: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Nicole Contaxis, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine. She participates in the NDSR-DC cohort. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fifty year tradition of developing software in-house for its own use and for the use of its patrons. As part of the […]

Digital Stewardship in a Radio Archive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Mary Kidd, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive.  She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. My outlook on preservation issues surrounding radio archives has been deeply influenced by my work as a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive. […]