Preserving Born-Digital Community and Hyperlocal News

Guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead, and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group.  You may have read the news last week that the community news website EveryBlock shut its doors rather abruptly. Founded in 2007 with help from a Knight Foundation News Challenge grant, EveryBlock’s […]

The Release of the NDSA Digital Stewardship Glossary

Glossaries are important. If you can’t agree on the definition of terms how will you know what you’re arguing about? And if you don’t know what you’re arguing about you’ll never come to an agreement on anything! With that in mind, today we’re announcing the release of a National Digital Stewardship Alliance glossary to support […]

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 […]

When is Open Source Software the Right Choice for Cultural Heritage Organizations? An Interview with Peter Murray

I am excited to continue the NDSA infrastructure working group’s ongoing exploration of the role that open source software can and is playing in supporting long term access to digital cultural heritage with this interview with Peter Murray about FOSS4lib, “the site that helps libraries decide if and which open source software is right for […]

The Foundations of Emulation as a Service: An Interview with Dirk von Suchodoletz, Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part interview. Part One ran on Monday Dec. 10, 2012. In this installment of the Insights Interviews series, a project of the Innovation Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group, I’m talking to Dirk von Suchodoletz from the Department of Computer Science at the University […]

The Foundations of Emulation as a Service: An Interview with Dirk von Suchodoletz, Part One

In this installment of the Insights Interviews series, a project of the Innovation Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group, I’m talking to Dirk von Suchodoletz from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany and a representative to the Open Planets Foundation. He and his research partner […]

Imagine What We’ll Know This Time Next Week: An Interview with Bailey Smith and Anne Wootton of Pop Up Archive

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In this installment of the Insights Interviews series, a project of the Innovation Working Group of the […]

Exhibiting Video Games: An interview with Smithsonian’s Georgina Goodlander

For this installment of Insights, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group’s ongoing series of interviews, I talk with Georgina Goodlander, the Web & Social Media Content Manager for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Exhibition Coordinator for the Museum’s  The Art of Video Games exhibition. There are already some nice interviews exploring the subject […]

Sharing, Theft, and Creativity: deviantART’s Share Wars and How an Online Arts Community Thinks About Their Work

Dan Perkel is a Design Researcher at IDEO. Last year, he finished is doctoral work at Berkley’s iSchool. His dissertation, Making Art, Creating Infrastructure: deviantART and the Production of the Web, involved an extensive ethnographic study of deviantART, a massive online community site built around sharing digital art. As part of our on going Insights […]

Digital Strategy Catches up With the Present: An Interview with Smithsonian’s Michael Edson

For this installment of Insights, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group’s ongoing series of interviews, I talk with Michael Edson, the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution. Edson gave a compelling talk at last year’s NDIIPP/NDSA conference, Let Us Go Boldly into the Present I’m excited to take […]