Author: Butch Lazorchak

Preserving Born Digital News at Digital Preservation 2014

The following is a guest post from Anne Wootton, CEO of Pop Up Archive, which makes tools for preserving and creating access to digital spoken word; Edward McCain, the Digital Curator of Journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri; Leslie Johnston, Direction of Digital Preservation at the National Archives […]

Muster In! Training Needs Assessment from DPOE

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. Walking to work today I reflected on the rocket’s red glare of recent Fourth of July fireworks displays and relished the aesthetic appeal of streets still adorned with bunting. Not ready to put away the fife and drum, […]

Extending the Life of a Story Through Taxonomy at National Public Radio

Hannah Sommers has done just about every job one can do in a library.  Today she serves as NPR’s first Library Program Manager, helping forge a new path for the profession in her role directing product development for the NPR Library. This is her guest post. NPR’s mission is to create a more informed public, […]

Research and Development for Digital Cultural Heritage Preservation: A (Virtual and In-Person) Open Forum

The following is a guest post from Joshua Sternfeld, National Endowment for the Humanities and Gail Truman, Truman Technologies. The statements and ideas expressed here are attributed solely to the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any federal agency or institution. As the National Digital Stewardship Alliance prepares to add new categories of […]

Web Archiving and Preserving the Performing Arts in the Digital Age

The following is a guest post from Gavin Frome, an intern for the Web Archiving Team at the Library of Congress. Performing artists are by necessity a traveling people. They journey far and wide in the pursuit of their respective crafts, working, learning and weaving a fabric of loose cultural connections that help bind people […]

National Digital Stewardship Residents Conclude Program with Capstone Meeting

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congress and Program Coordinator of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. A version of this article was originally published in the Library of Congress weekly staff newspaper The Gazette. The National Digital Stewardship Residency concluded the inaugural year of the […]

All that Big Data Is Not Going to Manage Itself: Part Two

Yesterday’s blog post described some of the federal government initiatives that have driven data management requirements over the past ten years or so. “Data management” is a hot job area right now, and if you tilt the digital stewardship universe a certain direction, almost everything we do falls under the rubric of “data management.” Data […]

All that Big Data Is Not Going to Manage Itself: Part One

On February 26, 2003 the National Institutes of Health released the “Final NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data.” As you’ll be reminded when you visit that link, 2003 was eons ago in “internet time.” Yet the vision NIH had for the expanded sharing of research data couldn’t have been more prescient. As the Open Government […]

International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly 2014

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group A researcher, a crawl engineer, a program manager and a curator walk into a national library… sounds like the start to a great joke, doesn’t it? But it actually […]

Comparing Formats for Still Image Digitizing: Part Two

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. This is the second post (of two) on the recently posted comparison of selected digital file formats compiled by the Still Images Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative.  In this post, I’ll offer some thoughts about JPEG […]