Author: Mike Ashenfelder

A Beginners Guide to Record Retention

This is a guest post by Carmel Curtis. Over the past eight months I have been working as the National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM is the oldest continually running performing arts center in the country and is home to a range of artistic expressions in dance, theater, film, and […]

Expanding NDSA Levels of Preservation

This is a guest post by Shira Peltzman. Last month Alice Prael and I gave a presentation at the annual Code4Lib conference in which I mentioned a project I’ve been working on to update the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation so that it includes a metric for access. (You can see the full presentation on […]

Digital Curation and the Public: Strategies for Education and Advocacy

This is a guest post by Jaime Mears. On March 4th, 2016, the Washington DC Public Library hosted Digital Curation and the Public: Strategies for Education and Advocacy at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. It was what the National Digital Stewardship Residents program calls an “enrichment session” and the audience was composed of NDSR colleagues and mentors. […]

A National Digital Stewardship Resident at the U.S. Senate

This is a guest post by John Caldwell. On Friday, January 29, 2016, I hosted my fellow National Digital Stewardship residents, their mentors, and the NDSR program staff to our cohort’s first enrichment session at the US Senate. The morning started with two presentations. First, Mark Evans, Director of Digital Archives and Information Resources Management […]

Advancing Institutional Progress through Digital Repository Assessment

The following is a guest post by Jessica Tieman. Three quarters of the way into my twelve-month National Digital Stewardship Residency at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, I reflect on the success and challenges of my project. I also recognize how the outcome of my work will impact the future of the GPO, its business units, the communities within the […]

A Millennium of Persian Literary Tradition Digitized

This is guest post by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress. The Library is currently in the process of producing a curator-guided online tour of the Persian book exhibit. A “curator guided tour” video of the Persian book exhibit is expected to […]

NDSR Update: Enrichment Session at the AIA

This is a guest post by Valerie Collins. As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency DC program, each resident develops and hosts a half-day enrichment session for the cohort and their mentors. The topic is up to the resident, as long as it is on some aspect of digital preservation. For my enrichment session, […]

APIs: How Machines Share and Expose Digital Collections

Kim Milai, a retired school teacher, was searching on ancestry.com for information about her great grandfather, Amohamed Milai, when her browser turned up something she had not expected: a page from the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America site displaying a scan of the Harrisburg Telegraph newspaper from March 13, 1919. On that page was a story […]