Author: Abbey Potter

Dodging the Memory Hole: Collaborations to Save the News

The news is often called the “first draft of history” and preserved newspapers are some of the most used collections in libraries. The Internet and other digital technologies have altered the news landscape. There have been numerous stories about the demise of the newspaper and disruption at traditional media outlets. We’ve seen more than a […]

Losing and Finding Legal Links

Imagine you’re a legal scholar and you’re examining the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the late nineties to mid-two thousands and you want to understand what resources were consulted to support official opinions. A study in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology indicates you would find that only half of the nearly 555 URL […]

New Season, New Viewshare

The following is a guest post by NDIIPP summer intern Elizabeth Tobey. Liz is a graduate student in the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Maryland. Along with the fall weather, food, activities and the new layer of clothes that are now necessary, this season also brings us a new and improved Viewshare. […]

The Why and What of Web Archives

For someone who thinks about web archiving almost every day it’s sometimes hard to explain to people outside the digital library community why archiving web sites is worth doing. “They archive themselves,” some say. “Why would you want to save what’s on the Internet?” they wonder. Instead of launching into explanations about cultural heritage, dynamic […]

Teaching and Learning About Digital Stewardship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and experience required to manage digital assets and provide access to them over time can sometimes feel like trying to hit a moving target. Almost all heritage organizations now have a responsibility to steward some kind of digital content be it e-books or journals, digitized materials, electronic records, digital photographs, data […]

New Workflow for Viewshare

In previous posts Trevor Owens and I showcased changes that are coming to the Viewshare platform. You can test out these changes over the next couple of months at http://beta.viewshare.org (your current login credentials will work). In addition to improved functionality and usability of the views, the workflow to load and build views has also been […]

New look and feel for Viewshare

Earlier this month Trevor Owens announced that a new version of Viewshare is open for user testing and comment. Following this public beta, our plan is to move all users over to the new platform in the next few months.  When this happens your Viewshare account, data and views will all transition seamlessly. You will, however, notice […]

Viewshare for Verdi Scores

Following is a guest blog post from Lisa Shiota, a student at Drexel University School of Information and Library Science and a staff member in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. She explains how she utilized Viewshare in a digital library technologies class. I am currently finishing classes towards a post-graduate certificate in […]

Happenings in the Web Archiving World

Recently, the world of web archiving has been a busy one. Here are some quick updates: The National Library of Estonia released the Estonian Web Archive to the public. This is of particular note because the Legal Deposit Law in Estonia allows the archive to be publicly accessible online. If you read Estonian you can browse […]

Using Viewshare to Visualize Conference Tweets

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, the former Viewshare outreach librarian extraordinaire. Camille completed her internship and temporary assignment with the Library of Congress recently, we hope to again feature her outstanding work as a guest author on this blog once she’s landed a new gig. Best of luck, Camille! Following is an […]