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Memory Lab Network: An interview with Project Manager Lorena Ramirez-Lopez

Posted by: Jaime Mears

Applications are being accepted until December 15th to participate in the Memory Lab Network, an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant facilitated by DC Public Library (DCPL) in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA) to create free public access to tools and information on caring for personal digital archives. Seven public …

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Watch Collections as Data: IMPACT Today

Posted by: Jaime Mears

  This is a friendly reminder that our 2nd annual Collections as Data event will be livestreamed TODAY starting at 9:30am. Watch it on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and Facebook page and follow #AsData on Twitter. Click here for the full agenda including talks from Ed Ayers, Paul Ford, Sarah Hatton, Tahir Hemphill …

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Hack-to-Learn at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Jaime Mears

When hosting workshops, such as Software Carpentry, or events, such as Collections As Data, our National Digital Initiatives team made a discovery—there is an appetite among librarians for hands-on computational experience. That’s why we created an inclusive hackathon, or a “hack-to-learn,” taking advantage of the skills librarians already have and paring them with programmers to …

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More DPOE in the Deep South

Posted by: Jaime Mears

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Loyola University New Orleans, and Cheylon Woods, Archivist/Head of Ernest J. Gaines Center at University of Louisiana Lafayette. Participants from the inaugural Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Train–the–Trainer in the Deep South recently delivered digital preservation training to library practitioners in the …

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Who Does What? Defining the Roles & Responsibilities for Digital Preservation

Posted by: Jaime Mears

This is a guest post by Andrea Goethals, Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services at Harvard Library. Harvard Library’s digital preservation program has evolved a great deal since the first incarnation of its digital preservation repository (“the DRS”) was put into production in October 2000. Over the years, we have produced 3GB worth of …

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New Home and Features for Sustainability of Digital Formats Site

Posted by: Jaime Mears

This is a guest post by Kate Murray, IT Specialist in the Library of Congress’s Digital Collections and Management Services. The Library of Congress’ Sustainability of Digital Formats Web site (informally just known as “Formats”) details and analyzes the technical aspects of digital formats with a focus towards strategic planning regarding formats for digital content, …

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Read Collections as Data Report Summary

Posted by: Jaime Mears

Our Collections as Data event in September 2016 on exploring the computational use of library collections was a success on several levels, including helping steer our team at National Digital Initiatives in our path of action. We are pleased to release the following summary report which includes an executive summary of the event, the outline …

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Wisdom is Learned: An Interview with Applications Developer Ashley Blewer

Posted by: Jaime Mears

  Ashley Blewer is an archivist, moving image specialist and developer who works at the New York Public Library. In her spare time she helps develop open source AV file conformance and QC software as well as standards such as Matroska and FFV1. She’s a three time Association of American Moving Image Archivists’ AV Hack …