Author: Trevor Owens

Networked Youth Culture Beyond Digital Natives: An Interview With danah boyd

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and worked on a range of projects that lead up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia conducted to better […]

Duke’s Legacy: Video Game Source Disc Preservation at the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from David Gibson, a moving image technician in the Library of Congress. He was previously interviewed about the Library of Congress video games collection. The discovery of that which has been lost or previously unattainable is one of the driving forces behind the archival profession and one of the […]

Computational Linguistics & Social Media Data: An Interview with Bryan Routledge

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and worked on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture last week. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to better […]

Understanding the Participatory Culture of the Web: An Interview with Henry Jenkins

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects related to CurateCamp Digital Culture. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to better understand the […]

Future Steward on Stewardship’s Future: An Interview with Emily Reynolds

Each year, the NDSA Innovation Working Group reviews nominations from members and non-members alike for the Innovation Awards. Most of those awards are focused on recognizing individuals, projects and organizations that are at the top of their game. The Future Steward award is a little different. It’s focused on emerging leaders, and while the recipients […]

LOLCats and Libraries: A Conversation with Internet Librarian Amanda Brennan

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]

Tag and Release: Acquiring & Making Available Infinitely Reproducible Digital Objects

What does it mean to acquire something, like a set of animated .gifs,  that are already widely available on the web? Archives and Museums are often focused on acquiring, preserving and making accessible rare or unique documents, records, objects and artifacts. While someone might take a photo of an object, or reproduce it in any […]

Preserving Folk Cultures of the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 2

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]

Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 1

The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is the first of a series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]

Recommended Format Specifications from the Library of Congress: An Interview with Ted Westervelt

Continuing the NDSA Insights interview series, I am thrilled to talk about the new Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications with Ted Westervelt, head of acquisitions and cataloging for U.S. Serials – Arts, Humanities & Sciences at the Library of Congress. Ted has been overseeing the development of the Recommended Format Specifications. While the specifications […]