Author: Trevor Owens

Digital Studies Fellowship Opportunity at the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress has announced a new set of Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources. I am thrilled to have the chance to talk with Jason Steinhauer, Program Specialist […]

The Future of Digital Equivalence and Significance

A single photograph in a personal collection or archive might be represented by any number of derivative files of varying sizes, in varying formats, all with different sets of embedded metadata. At the bit level, all of the variations of the photograph are unique. However, in practice, a particular individual or organization might just be […]

The Levels of Digital Preservation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The following is a guest post from Raegan Swanson, Archivist with Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. Reagan contacted members of the NDSA group working on the levels of digital preservation with her thoughts and comments and we were excited to offer her the opportunity to share her comments on the utility of the levels with a broader audience here on […]

Solving Problems and Saving Bits: An Interview with Jason Scott

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. Jason Scott will no doubt be familiar to many readers of this blog having been interviewed previously […]

What’s a Nice English Professor Like You Doing in a Place Like This: An Interview With Matthew Kirschenbaum

I’ve talked about Matthew Kirschenbaum’s work in a range of posts on digital objects here on The Signal. It seemed like it would be valuable to delve deeper into some of those discussions here in an interview. If you are unfamiliar, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University […]

WWI Linked Open Data: An Interview with Thea Lindquist

The following is a guest post from Jane Mandelbaum, co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working group and IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. In this installment of the NDSA innovation working group’s ongoing series of innovation interviews I interview Thea Lindquist. Thea Lindquist is  an associate professor and history librarian […]

What Would You Call the Last Row of the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation?

The following is a guest post from Megan Phillips, NARA’s Electronic Records Lifecycle Coordinator and an elected member of the NDSA coordinating committee and Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library’s Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services and co-chair of  the NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group.  As part of the effort to publicize the NDSA Levels of […]

NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation @ USGS: An interview with John Faundeen

A few months back  several members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Levels of Digital Preservation team presented a short paper at Archiving 2013, The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation: An Explanation and Uses. While the Levels of Digital Preservation will continue to be refined and improved we are thrilled to report that they are […]

Reframing Art Resources for the Digital Age: An Interview with Stephen Bury & Lily Pregill of the New York Art Resources Consortium

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group co-chair and a former Fellow in the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In this installment of our ongoing interview series with new members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, […]

Respect Des Bits: Archival Theory Encounters Digital Objects & Media

In The Is of the Digital Object and the is of the Artifact I explored the extent to which digital objects confound and complicate some of our conceptions of what exactly digital things are.  I’m becoming increasingly convinced that the nature of digital objects offers an important opportunity for the cultural heritage community to consider […]