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Legal Issues in Web Archiving

Posted by: Erin Engle

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the Library of Congress. What do you get when mix six lawyers and more than 25 web archivists in a room together? No, not a joke. When you’re serious about the topics of legal deposit, permissions responsibilities, access concerns, and robots.txt, you …

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Apocalypse Bit: Disaster Mythologies and Digital Preservation

Posted by: Erin Engle

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Fellow at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. A number of us around the office have fielded some interesting questions recently, both at public events and over email, regarding digital preservation’s susceptibility to what I will call, for lack of a better term, cataclysmic …

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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 & …

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It’s Preservation Week! How are you celebrating it?

Posted by: Erin Engle

It’s Preservation Week! How are you celebrating it? Attending an event at your local library? Holding an event? Thinking about some of your own personal collections that may need preservation treatment to pass on? Even though our blog focuses on the preservation of digital materials, we are about raising awareness and promoting preservation-related activities. That’s …

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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 …

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Formatting the Formats Pages

Posted by: Erin Engle

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. An Office of Strategic Initiatives team began compiling a set of digital format descriptions in 2004, yielding the format sustainability website, described in my Signal blog posts for December 19 and December 20, 2011.  The team includes Jimi Jones …

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Reports, White Papers and Articles Document the Work of NDIIPP Partners

Posted by: Erin Engle

In the over 11 years since NDIIPP’s inception, the Program’s digital preservation network has grown substantially from 36 initial partner institutions to over 280 organizations from around the world.  The community stewards over 1,400 collections of digital content and developed various tools and services supporting the curation, transfer, validation and preservation of this content. Pretty …

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DPOE Sets Sights on Grassroots Education

Posted by: Erin Engle

The following is a guest post by George Coulbourne,  Executive Program Officer at the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. On February 21, the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program met with leaders from the Library, Archives, and Academic community to discuss how DPOE will expand on its success in growing a national …

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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 …