Category: digital preservation 2014

End-of-Life Care for Aging, Fragile CDs and Their Data Content

Many institutions and individuals that use CDs as a storage medium are now concerned because information technologists have deemed the medium to be unsuitable for long-term use. As a result, institutions are racing to get the data off the discs as quickly and safely as possible and into a more reliable digital storage environment. Two […]

Preservation Aesthetics: An interview with Shannon Mattern

The design and structure of cultural heritage institutions and systems comes with a values and a politics. The values and politics of these infrastructures are often worked out and explored in the work of artists in a range of media. This is just as true of physical structures and spaces as it is of digital […]

Registration Now Open for Digital Preservation 2014

Registration for Digital Preservation 2014 (July 22-24 in Washington, DC) is now open! It’s a packed program (PDF) this year, and unlike in previous years, we have a full-three day program planned for our attendees.  DP14 kicks off on July 22 with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, and will conclude on July […]

Preview of the Digital Preservation 2014 Program

It’s hard to believe, but this is the tenth year of the annual digital preservation meeting convened by the Library of Congress.  Yes, it really has been 10 years. Registration for this year’s annual meeting, Digital Preservation 2014, (July 22-24) will open next week. Until then, I’m pleased to share with you the draft program […]

Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas Challenge for 2014

The following is a guest post by Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council and co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group. The NDSA Innovation Working Group is pleased to launch the Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas (DSII) Challenge for 2014! As the challenge title notes, it’s about ideas: […]

Call for Proposals: Digital Preservation 2014

We’ve started planning our annual meeting, Digital Preservation 2014, which will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area, and we want to hear from you!  Any organization or individual with an interest in digital stewardship can propose ideas for potential inclusion in the meeting. The Library of Congress has hosted annual meetings with […]