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Bringing Sunlight to State Government Legal Information

Posted by: Butch Lazorchak

Enhanced access to historical resources drives the incentives to preserve. At least that’s the thinking behind the Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information Project. The project, headed by the Minnesota Historical Society with state government partners in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont, …

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Digital Pioneer: Andrea Goethals

Posted by: Mike Ashenfelder

When Andrea Goethals wants to escape the demands of her software engineering work at Harvard University library, she heads to the mountains of Maine. But not for pampered leisure. She and her husband volunteer with the Appalachian Mountain Club, maintaining a trail they’ve both adopted. They purge debris, drain water and remove massive obstacles. On …

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Linked Open Data: A Beckoning Paradise

Posted by: Bill LeFurgy

The following is a guest post by Gloria Gonzalez, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. Imagine an internet where every single webpage interconnects to other related information. While browsing a site about the history of the United States, for example, you could see digital versions of the documents that established it–with the click of …

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Putting Out a Daily Paper Was Never a Linear Process

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer,  Project Coordinator, Office of Strategic Initiatives. Like many others, I have been fascinated to watch the production of newspapers–as depicted in the movies like The Front Page or All the President’s Men.  To be sure, these tales were enlivened by plot elements like exposing Watergate and …

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A Meeting of the Minds for UDFR

Posted by: Susan Manus

There is a new collaboration under way, which is community driven, international in scope, and will be an invaluable resource for the entire digital library community.  The “Unified Digital Formats Registry” is a project with the ambitious goal of providing online access and open information sharing for the entire range of digital format information. A …

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Digital Archaeology on Display

Posted by: Susan Manus

The following is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead at the Library of Congress. The web turns 20 this year, and while national libraries, archives, universities, and other cultural heritage institutions have been archiving the web since the late 1990s, some key examples of the early web are not in any …