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Automating Digital Archival Processing at Johns Hopkins University

Posted by: Abbey Potter

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 …

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Recommendations for Enabling Digital Scholarship

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Mass digitization — coupled with new media, technology and distribution networks — has transformed what’s possible for libraries and their users. The Library of Congress makes millions of items freely available on loc.gov and other public sites like HathiTrust and DPLA. Incredible resources — like digitized historic newspapers from across the United States, the personal papers …

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Seeking Comment on Migration Checklist

Posted by: Abbey Potter

The NDSA Infrastructure Working Group’s goals are to identify and share emerging practices around the development and maintenance of tools and systems for the curation, preservation, storage, hosting, migration, and similar activities supporting the long term preservation of digital content. One of the ways the IWG strives to achieve their goals is to collaboratively develop …

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Digital Preservation Infrastructure Tours: The Bentley Historical Library

Posted by: Abbey Potter

To better understand how organizations working to ensure long-term access to digital content are meeting the challenges of digital stewardship, the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group is running a new series of interviews. In each of these, we ask individuals to answer questions about their organization and the technologies and tools they use to serve as …

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Teaching Digital Libraries with Viewshare: An Interview with Dr. Erik Mitchell

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post by Camille Salas, the Viewshare.org coordinator for the Library of Congress.  This past December, I shared a lesson plan that uses the Library’s Viewshare platform to create digital libraries. Dr. Erik Mitchell, who teaches the Organization of Information class at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, created the lesson plan. After a …

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IIPC @10

Posted by: Abbey Potter

Late in April, in Ljubljana,┬áSlovenia, the International Internet Preservation Consortium gathered for its annual General Assembly. This year is the 10th anniversary of the organization, and we marked the milestone by reflecting on our past accomplishments and thinking about how the members could work together to make positive and lasting impacts on the field of …

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Teaching Digital Library Creation with Viewshare

Posted by: Abbey Potter

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. As a first year graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Information, I, like many other library students across the country, enrolled in a required course that focused on the organization of information. I often referred to the …