Author: Butch Lazorchak

Society of American Archivists Awards ANADP conference paper with the 2013 Preservation Publication Award

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. During the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August, the NDIIPP-supported initiative Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP), received the prestigious  Preservation Publication Award for 2013. […]

Platforms for Digital Stewardship

I was at a recent meeting of the Federal Geographic Data Committeee’s Coordination Group and Anne Castle, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior and the co-chair of the FGDC Steering Committee, was discussing the challenges of finding resources to support geospatial activity. The federal geospatial community is working […]

Help to Pick Panels for the 2014 South By Southwest Conference

In my personal opinion, South By Southwest is a great music conference that has morphed into an equally excellent technology conference. The growth of the technology portion has increasingly attracted information professionals in libraries, archives and museums who take the opportunity to talk about their current projects and connect with technology professionals over shared interests […]

Format Migration: More Launching Points for Applied Research

In June I did a post highlighting segments of the digital stewardship universe that could use applied research attention. I looked at the “what” of email archiving here and the “how” of email archiving here and now I turn my attention to format migration. The need to migrate file formats arises out of concerns about […]

Content Matters Interview: A Third Man for Musical Preservation

In this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with Ben Blackwell, the “psychedelic stooge” at  Third Man Records. Third Man’s owner, musician Jack White, has a deep and abiding interest in musical anthropology in all its forms, while being strongly forward-thinking […]

The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship is Released

Since its founding in December 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance has worked to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. In late 2012 the NDSA Coordinating Committee, in partnership with NDSA working group chairs, began brainstorming ways to leverage the NDSA’s […]

DPOE Turns Three with the July Train-the-Trainer in Illinois

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. The Midwest doubles down on its commitment to digital preservation with its second digital preservation Train-the-Trainer event in two years. Hosted July 9 – 12, 2013, by the Consortium of Academic […]

The “How” of Email Archiving: More Launching Points for Applied Research

In early July I wrote about the “what” of email archiving. That is, “what” are we trying to preserve when we say we’re “preserving email.” It was admittedly a cursory look at the issue, but hopefully it’s a start for more thorough discussions down the road. This time I’ll dig in a little deeper and […]

The “What” of Email Archiving

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the need for applied digital preservation research. The post generated a number of great comments and I’ll take some time over the next few months to dig a little deeper into each subject area and try and tease out where the useful efforts are, while also identifying […]

Where is the Applied Digital Preservation Research?

A few months back, during the Personal Digital Archiving 2013 conference, I was struck by how much interesting research was being done in the field of digital preservation. Everything from digital forensics to gamification, all of it thoughtful, much of it very practical and applicable. Still, I couldn’t help wishing that there was even more […]