Kicking Off the 2011 NDIIPP Digital Preservation Partners Meeting

Today is the first day of the 2011 NDIIPP partners meeting. We are starting out with a bang: a keynote from Tim O’Reilly. Our other opening speakers are Siva Vaidhyanathan, Yancy Strickler, Micheal Edson and Aaron Presnall. When I think back to the first NDIIPP partners meeting six years ago,  two opposing thoughts rattle my […]

Carolina on My Mind: Marketing Digital Preservation

The following is a guest post by Victoria Priester, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. During my first week as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow I was given the North Carolina Public Outreach and Education Project. The project’s objective was to send resources and information about personal digital preservation to public libraries, community […]

Digitization is Different than Digital Preservation: Help Prevent Digital Orphans!

The following is a guest post by Kristin Snawder, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. “If it’s scanned, then it’s preserved, right?  I mean, it’s in the computer now so that’s all I need to do!” I’ve heard this response when I ask if something is digitally preserved and it raises concerns.  Lumping scanning […]

What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian Need?

Archives, libraries and other collecting organizations are in the midst of a staff revolution. The digital age is driving a demand for employees who are comfortable and creative with technology. As someone who hires and supervises staff in a digitally-oriented environment I know this first hand. I often hear from students and others with questions […]

How Do You Find Training on Digital Preservation?

The following is a guest post by Barrett Jones, Program Specialist for the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education initiative at the Library. Right now as I type this post, there is a two-hour Introduction to Digital Preservation online course available from the State Library of North Carolina Digital Information Management Program. On July 25th there’s […]