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

Posted by: Erin Engle

March 2012 marks the fourth anniversary of our Digital Preservation Newsletter.  With this issue, we’ve updated our look and feel. But you’ll notice that our content remains focused on providing current information for the digital preservation community. Thanks to all of our over 18,000 subscribers for your support! http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201203.pdf In this issue: *Check out the …

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PASIG: From Special Interest Group to a Life of its Own

Posted by: Leslie Johnston

Once upon a time, a big technology company wanted to get together a like-minded segment of its customers, those who worked at educational and memory institutions that were concerned about long-term preservation and best practices in digital archiving. Thus was born PASIG: the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group.  Since 2007 there have been dozens …

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Life Cycle Models for Digital Stewardship

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

At some point in undertaking digital stewardship, it’s helpful to consider the digital life cycle: the basic stages content moves through from creation to providing ongoing preservation, management and access over time.  Life cycle models are useful for understanding the full scope of the responsibility involved and also in formulating specific workflows for particular kinds …

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

Posted by: Erin Engle

The February 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201202.pdf In this issue: *The Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011 *Thoughts and reflections on the Science 2012 conference *Update about the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act *Read about what  projects the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group and the Infrastructure …

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Designing Preservable Websites, Redux

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Information Technology Specialist for the Repository Development Group at the Library of Congress. As much as we can do to preserve archived websites once we have them, the challenges we encounter are always already determined by how those websites were originally constructed. In the interest of …

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There are More Tools for Digital Curation Than You Might Think

Posted by: Leslie Johnston

On January 6, 2012, I had the opportunity to attend CurateGear, an interactive, day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This meeting did many things right. It introduced attendees to the wide spectrum of digital curation activities, from appraisal to ingest to auditing …

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Bit By Bit: Recent Projects on Digital Forensics for Collecting Institutions

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

This is a guest post by Bradley Daigle, Director of Digital Curation Services and Digital Strategist for Special Collections, University of Virginia; Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland; and Christopher (Cal) Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library …

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What Does Innovation Look Like? The NDSA Innovation Working Group Wants to Know

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

The following is a guest post from Micah Beck, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, and Jane Mandelbaum, Trevor Owens and Jefferson Bailey in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. What important big ideas are just around the corner in digital stewardship? What …