Author: Susan Manus

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

The following is a guest post by Maureen McCormick, 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 of […]

Capturing and Preserving the Olympic Spirit Via Web Archiving

Every two years there is a fresh opportunity for excitement in following the Olympic games – not only for the thrill of the sports themselves, and rooting for hometown heroes, but for the fascination and variety of all the international culture in one place.   And now, there is an effort going on behind the scenes […]

February Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The February issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: Spotlight on Digital Collections, including an interview with Lisa Green on Machine Scale Analysis of collections, and a look at the Cultural Heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains Digital Preservation Aid in Response to Tornado NDSA […]

The Latest from the NDSR: Presenting at ALA Midwinter

The following is a guest post by Julia Blase, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Security Archive. In case you hadn’t heard, the ALA Midwinter Meeting took place in Philadelphia last weekend, attended by around 12,000 librarians and exhibitors. If you didn’t attend, or didn’t have friends there to take notes for you, the Twitter […]

A Digital Preservation Residency at Dumbarton Oaks Library

The following is a guest post by Heidi Dowding, Resident at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, DC As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program’s biweekly takeover of The Signal, I’m here to talk about my project at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.  And by the way, if you haven’t already […]

January Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The January 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: Two digital preservation pioneers:  Steve Puglia and Gary Marchionini New NDSA Report:  Staffing for Digital Preservation GIS Data at Montana State Library Upcoming events:  NDSA regional meeting, ALA Midwinter, International Digital Curation Conference Interviews with […]

The National Digital Stewardship Residency, Four Months In

The following is a guest post from Emily Reynolds, Resident with the World Bank Group Archives For the next several months, the National Digital Stewardship Residents will be interrupting your regularly-scheduled Signal programming to bring you updates on our projects and the program in general. We’ll be posting on alternate weeks through the end of […]

Do You Have Digital Preservation Tools? COPTR Needs You!

A few weeks ago, as part of the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference, an announcement was made of the beta launch of a new resource to catalog and describe digital preservation tools:  Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry. The idea behind this registry is to try and consolidate all of the digital preservation tool […]

December Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The December 2013 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Beyond the Scanned Image:  Scholarly Uses of Digital Collections Ten Tips to Preserve Holiday Digital Memories Anatomy of a Web Archive Updates on FADGI: Still Image and Audio Visual Guitar, Bass, Drums, Metadata Upcoming events:  CNI […]

Residency Program: From the Classroom to the Workplace

The following is a guest post by Lyssette Vazquez-Rodriguez, Program Support Assistant & Valeria Pina, Communication Assistant, both with the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress Residents in the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program have been busy at their host institutions since mid-September. The residents agree that during […]