Kicking Off the 2011 NDIIPP Digital Preservation Partners Meeting

Today is the first day of the 2011 NDIIPP partners meeting. We are starting out with a bang: a keynote from Tim O’Reilly. Our other opening speakers are Siva Vaidhyanathan, Yancy Strickler, Micheal Edson and Aaron Presnall. When I think back to the first NDIIPP partners meeting six years ago,  two opposing thoughts rattle my […]

Carolina on My Mind: Marketing Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post by Victoria Priester, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. During my first week as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow I was given the North Carolina Public Outreach and Education Project. The project’s objective was to send resources and information about personal digital preservation to public libraries, community […]

Broadcasting Loud and Clear

After launching on May 31, “The Signal”  had a strong first month.  We published 27 posts and are pleased to have had over 60 comments during June.  The blog appears to reach a broad audience, which is exactly what we hoped for. Staff wrote about digital preservation outreach events, significant reports and publications, data forensics […]

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 […]

IT, Data and Hockey: What Do They Have in Common?

The following is a guest post by Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, NDIIPP. What do you get when you fill a room full of people interested in social sciences and technology? Oh – and DATA! Lots of data! Discussions about data, examples of data, uses of data. You get the annual IASSIST Conference!  The organization has […]