Exploring Computational Categorization of Records: A Conversation with Meg Phillips from NARA

Continuing the insights interview series, I’m excited to share this conversation with Meg Phillips, External Affairs Liaison at the National Archives and Records Administration. A few years back we “un-chaired” CURATEcamp Processing: Processing Data/Processing Collections together. Meg wrote a guest post reflecting on that event for the Signal titled More Product, Less Process for Born-Digital […]

Hacking Digital Stewardship at Computers in Libraries 2014

While we officially welcomed Spring last month, April seems to be the unofficial start to conference season.  This week, NDIIPP staff are busy talking about the NDSA’s National Agenda for Digital Stewardship and NDIIPP’s personal digital archiving guidance at TLA’s Digital Libraries Roundtable on Friday, April 11 and at Personal Digital Archiving 2014 on April […]

Eyes of the World: Interview with George Jungbluth of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This post is part of our ongoing NDSA innovation group’s Insights interview series. Scientific data is the biggest of the “big data.” In fact, research data and increased complexity and volume of data are two of the challenges addressed by the National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. To find out more about the data preservation and […]

Protect Your Data: File Fixity and Data Integrity

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. Here on The Signal, members of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation team have been providing some […]

Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas Challenge for 2014

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council and co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group. The NDSA Innovation Working Group is pleased to launch the Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas (DSII) Challenge for 2014! As the challenge title notes, it’s about ideas: […]

Where are the Born-Digital Archives Test Data Sets?

By Butch Lazorchak and Trevor Owens We’ve talked in the past on the Signal on the need more applied research in digital preservation and stewardship. This is a key issue addressed by the 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship, which dives in a little deeper to suggest that there’s a great need to strengthen the […]

Nominations Now Open for the 2014 NDSA Innovation Awards

 The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group is proud to open the nominations for the 2014 NDSA Innovation Awards. As a diverse membership group with a shared commitment to digital preservation, the NDSA understands the importance of innovation and risk-taking in developing and supporting a broad range of successful digital preservation activities. These awards […]

A Regional NDSA?

The following is a guest post by Kim Schroeder, a lecturer at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. Several years ago before the glory of the annual NDSA conference, professionals across America were seeking more digital curation literature and professional contacts.  Basic questions like ‘what is the first step in digital […]

New NDSA Report: Geospatial Data Stewardship Key Online Resources

“Location is everywhere.” It’s become a catch phrase in mobile computing development and marketing, but it could just as easily become standard operating procedure in libraries, archives and museums as our content becomes increasingly geoenabled, using “location intelligence” to liberate our physical information from the confines of our walled spaces. Legislators, funders and planners have […]

Responding to a Call to Action: Preserving Blogs and Discussion Forums in Science, Medicine, Mathematics and Technology

The following is a guest post by Christie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine Developing case studies around digital content subject areas has been a major focus of the NDSA Content Working Group, and the activity has enabled members to share the concerns and challenges specific to their communities. […]