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

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 & […]

Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone): Stewarding Digital Geospatial Data

I had the pleasure of giving a lightning talk (PDF) at last week’s Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington, DC. The conference, which is free to Federal government employees, annually brings together over 2700 attendees of all experience levels to discuss the latest in geospatial technologies. I tried to have fun with it, using the […]

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

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 […]

Readers, Would You Care to Contribute Digital Preservation Web-based Resources?

While I was exploring the new National Archives and Records Administration Transcription Pilot Project this week, I thought about how many innovative, and frankly cool, crowdsourcing platforms the libraries and archives communities launched in the past year. The New York Public Library What’s on the Menu project, the NARA Citizen Archivist Dashboard, The University of […]

New Videos From Archipel Steal the Show

The digital preservation-related video show, that is.  The set of newly released videos from the Belgian project “Archipel” are the latest digital preservation videos to hit the scene.  The Archipel project is a recent collaboration by organizations in Belgium, to study digitization and digital preservation of cultural heritage materials. Even though these videos are basically […]

From There to Here, from Here to There, Digital Content is Everywhere!

(NOTE: This is an updated article from our digitalpreservation.gov website originally written by Mike Ashenfelder.) As we discussed in an earlier post, the landscape is changing for the better in terms of the appearance of open source tools to support digital preservation and access. NDIIPP has contributed by developing tools to transfer large quantities of […]

NDIIPP and the Online Video Revolution

It barely needs to be said that video is a great way to get ideas across in a succinct and entertaining manner. But with the increased acceleration of broadband internet adoption, videos are increasingly becoming a primary information source (and search engines are recognizing this). The digital preservation community is only beginning to get into […]

The Voyage of “The Library of Congress” Motion Picture

“The Library of Congress,” a 20-minute motion picture from the 1940s, is not only a loving homage to the Library, rich with Hollywood production values, but it is also associated with a few significant nodes in history: World War II, the creation of the Library’s motion picture archives and the population of cyberspace with cultural […]

Digital Preservation in a Box: NDSA Outreach

“Bob, can you give a presentation to thirty 8th graders on digital preservation.” “Sure. When’s the presentation?” “At 3:00 o’clock today.” “[YIKES!]” If your organization is like most, this scenario happens more regularly than you’d like. Fear not! The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Outreach Working Group set out to provide some solutions during its workshop […]