Top of page

Category: Tools and Infrastructure

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

GeoMAPP and the Future of Digital Geospatial Preservation

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

At the beginning of April 2012 we published States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) (PDF), a report written by Christopher A. Lee. The comprehensive report neatly wraps our recent digital preservation work with state governments, but in the case of the Geospatial …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

Posted by: Erin Engle

The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201205.pdf In this issue: Exploring Collections using Viewshare The challenges of extracting information from floppy disks U.S. government elections and web archiving at the Spring CNI Meeting Preservation of and access to federally funded scientific data Help launch a digital preservation Q & …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

Usability and Analytics in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. Librarians are often accused of talking in a language that can be difficult for non-librarians to understand. While jargon is a part of constructing professional identity, it becomes problematic when that jargonizing hinders how librarians interface …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

Preserving Digital Legislative Information: Wrapping Up the MTSA Project

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

At the beginning of this month we published States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) (PDF), a report written by Christopher A. Lee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The report provides a succinct overview of our recent work with state …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

Floppy Disks are Dead, Long Live Floppy Disks

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

They lie in wait, silent sentinels from the era when personal computing first burst into our lives. Their secrets are inscrutable to the human eye.  Often they have lived for years–decades even–under rough conditions that challenge their fundamentally delicate constitutions. Floppy disks are both a bane and a blessing to digital preservationists. The blessing part …

Dozens of squares, each with its own individual color or shade, lined up in rows and columns

The April 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

Posted by: Erin Engle

The April 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201204.pdf In this issue: *Nominations being accepted for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards *How Many Libraries of Congress Does it Take? A look at an unusual unit of measurement *What’s the Value of A Broken Link? *Becoming Digital, Or, What Comes …