Author: Susan Manus

May Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Is Now Available

The May 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Shaking the Email Format Family Tree Interview with Jonathan Sterne: The Meaning of the MP3 Format The Why and What of Web Archives Protect Your Data:  Information Security A Defining Experience:  The Residency Class of 2014 […]

Looking Back on a Defining Experience: The Residency Class of 2014

The following is a guest post by Margo Padilla, Program Manager for NDSR-NY. With a month remaining in the inaugural term of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the cohort is busy putting the finishing touches on projects, participating in closing program events and planning future endeavors. Since arriving in Washington DC last September, residents […]

A Residency Update: Working with Digital Media Art at the Smithsonian

The following is a guest post by Erica Titkemeyer, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Smithsonian Institution Archives As the National Digital Stewardship Resident placed within the Smithsonian Institution Archives I have been tasked with identifying the specialized digital curation requirements for time‐based media art (TBMA). I typically use this definition to best describe TBMA (also referred to here as digital media art): artwork containing […]

April Issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available!

The April 2014 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Where are the Born Digital Archives Test Data Sets? Fixity Data in Sound and Moving Image Files Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data Personal Digital Archiving: The Basics of Scanning New NDSA Report: Geospatial Data Stewardship Online […]

At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas of SFMOMA, Pt. 1

At the Museum is a new interview series highlighting the variety of digital collections in museums and the interesting people working to create and preserve these collections. For this first installment, I interview Marla Misunas, Collections Information Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Marla gives us some great detail about her role […]

Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data

The following is a guest post by Kate Zwaard and David Brunton, both Supervisory IT Specialists in the Library of Congress Repository Development Center. The Library of Congress’s digital collections are growing at a rate of 1.5 terabytes per day (that means, by the popular measure, we collect a “Library of Congress”  worth of data […]

Upcoming NDSR Symposium “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship”: Speaker Announcements

The following is a guest post by Jaime McCurry, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s certainly been an exciting and busy few months for the National Digital Stewardship Residents and although we are well into the final portion of our projects, we’re showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to […]

March Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Available

The March 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: A Career’s Worth of Archives – Bill LeFurgy talks about his career and personal archives, as he heads into retirement New NDSA Report:  PDF/A-3 for Archival Institutions CFP for Digital Preservation 2014 – deadline is March 14th […]

NDSR at WebWise, and an Exciting Announcement!

The following is a guest post by Lauren Work, a National Digital Stewardship Resident at PBS. After our inaugural experience presenting just a few weeks ago at ALA Midwinter, the residents of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program headed to WebWise 2014 in Baltimore, MD on February 10th to present our project progress as well […]

The Heart of the Matter: An NDSR Project and Program Update

The following is a guest post by Maureen McCormick Harlow, a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is working on a project to build a thematic web collection. Greetings from the National Library of Medicine!  It’s hard to believe it, but I’m heading into the fourth quarter […]