Digital Asset Management in the Real World: Finish Moves and Stone Cold Stunners

The following is a guest blog post by Gloria Gonzalez, a UCLA Library and Information Science graduate student and former NDIIPP Junior Fellow. I hobnobbed with celebrities in Hollywood recently.  And I mean real A-list talent: I got to spend quality time with the archival stars of the moving image world at the Association of […]

Graduates To Sow Seeds of New Training Program Across U.S.

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. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  The Nevada State Library and Archives. The local history center of the Hartford, Conn., Public Library. These organizations and 21 others involved […]

I Love This Meeting: Preservation Storage, in All its Glory

One of our annual highlights is The Storage Meeting, which brings together digital preservation practitioners and data storage vendors to have an open discussion.  We held this year’s meeting, Designing Storage Architectures for Preservation Collections,  during September 26-27, in Washington DC. Over 100 archivists and librarians, computer scientists, IT professionals and storage vendors participated.  This […]

Unconferences: Unique and Unbound

Back in the early 1970’s when I was just a wee lad, I was smitten with television commercials for a certain product billed as the “uncola.” Of course, calling it the “uncola” was excellent marketing and a great product differentiation hook. When you’re trying to market to people (1970’s teenagers) who are generally free-thinking, inquisitive […]

We Talked and Talked About Personal Digital Archiving

The following is a guest post by Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, NDIIPP. A man wanted to migrate his dissertation from punch cards. A young girl held a floppy disk for the first time and expressed wonder that it had anything to do with digital information. A woman–the family archivist–wanted to pass her digital collection to […]

Simple, Weak, Scalable and Open: Concepts to Live by in Developing New Solutions

The 2011 Annual Summer Meeting of DataCite, brought data lovers from several nations to Berkeley, CA, recently. A celebration of access and preservation ensued, with communal sharing of case studies, best practices and ideas for future work. DataCite is an organization with members from national libraries and other organizations from around the world that are […]

Personal Digital Archiving at the National Book Festival, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25

The following is a guest post by Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, NDIIPP. Like many here at the Library, we’re busy preparing for the 2011 National Book Festival on the mall in Washington, DC.  The festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. The festival now runs over two days and includes more […]

Library of Congress To Launch New Corps of Digital Preservation Trainers

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. The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program at the Library of Congress will hold its first national train-the-trainer workshop on September 20-23, 2011, in Washington, DC. The DPOE Baseline […]

Archivists: What’s on Your Mind?

What’s on the minds of archivists these days? Well, lots of things, judging from the program from the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held at the end of August in Chicago. The theme of this year’s conference was “Archives 360°,” and the 75th anniversary providing a convenient milestone for the profession […]

Election Websites Reveal Technology Adoption Trends

The following is a guest post by Victoria Priester, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. After completing the North Carolina Public Outreach and Education Project, my next Junior Fellow internship activity involved analyzing trends in web technology on sites featured in the Library of Congress Web Archives. I focused on congressional campaign web sites […]