IMLS Grants Relating to Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, Program Management Coordinator, NDIIPP. This post is the second in a short series about U.S. government grant programs that have funded digital preservation since 2000. Readers can discover what the Library of Congress has accomplished through NDIIPP from the program’s website, and my previous post covered […]

Describing Digital Preservation: As Easy as a Walk in the Park

The following is a guest post by Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, NDIIPP. When my family and friends ask what I do at the Library of Congress, I invariably get questioning looks when I use the phrase “digital preservation.”   The looks turn even more quizzical when I talk about my work managing a project focusing on […]

Digital Preservation News, August 22-26, 2011

The following is a guest post by Lara Lookabaugh, an intern working with the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Initiative. This week’s digital preservation items from around the web: Videos from the ICE Forum: http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/jisc-bgdp/2011/08/19/videos-from-the-ice-forum/ Some short vox pop videos created at the JISC International Curation Education (ICE) Forum are now available. Moonalice plays Palo […]

Update on the FADGI Still Image Group

The following is a guest post by Steve Puglia, Digital Conversion Services Manager for the Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative, formed in 2007, includes representatives from various Federal agencies dealing with the digitization of cultural heritage collections.  This group meets regularly to discuss technical topics of common interest, with the […]

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 […]

NEH Grants Relating to Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, Program Management Coordinator, NDIIPP. In my work at NDIIPP I’ve been looking at U.S. government grant programs that have funded digital preservation since 2000. I discovered that funding has been sourced primarily from the Library of Congress and four other agencies: the Institute of Museum and […]

Meeting of the Federal Agencies Audiovisual Working Group

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. The Federal Agencies Audiovisual Working Group held a meeting on July 28, 2011. The meeting was attended by professionals from several agencies including the Library of Congress, the National Archives (NARA) and the Smithsonian. The Library of Congress […]

Digital Preservation, Digital Curation, Digital Stewardship: What’s in (Some) Names?

I admit it: I’ve been prone to using the terms “digital preservation,” “digital curation” and  “digital stewardship” interchangeably without thinking too hard about their origins or subtle differences. Where do these different terms come from and what do they imply? Let’s briefly explore the slightly different (though often overlapping) approaches of preservationistas, curators and stewards. […]

Full Open Source Release of Recollection Platform

The following is a guest post by Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. We are happy to announce the full open source release of the Recollection software platform. Briefly, Recollection is a web application that enables librarians, archivists, curators, and historians to create dynamic interfaces to cultural heritage collections. If you […]