Category: digital preservation

The Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation

I have had two conversation recently — one an intern and one with a friend outside our community — about my career path, and career paths in general around digital preservation. Paraphrasing, well, everyone (who may not know they are quoting the game Colossal Cave Adventure from 1976), it was a maze of twisty little […]

An Introspective Look at Nam June Paik, Time-based Media Art and Conservation Practices in Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, Junior Fellow with NDIIPP During the last week of June, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s symposium titled, Conserving and Exhibiting the Works of Nam June Paik, which featured museum professionals who discussed their previous experiences with the conservation and preservation […]

What People Are Asking About Personal Digital Archiving: Part 2

During Preservation Week 2013, I gave a personal digital archiving webinar in which over 600 people participated. Ninety one people submitted questions online and two-thirds of the questions centered on two topics: digital photos and storage. In part 1 of this blog post, I gave sample questions and answers about digital photos. Today I will give sample […]

The Darker Side of the Digital Content Life Cycle

In May I was suffering from writer’s block and crowdsourced some topics for blog posts on Facebook.  I got some very funny suggestions, many useful suggestions, and one that was both humorous and serious that kept sticking in my mind from my LC colleague Rosie Storey:  “Digital content death cycle. Hoard, corrupt, abandon, neglect.” This […]

Announcing the Inaugural Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Program has reached a major milestone – the ten residents for the inaugural class have now been chosen!  It was a very competitive selection process, and these ten new residents have proven themselves highly qualified to take on current and future challenges of digital stewardship work.  They will arrive in […]

Towards a Digital Preservation Policy For Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, a 2013 Junior Fellow with NDIIPP. Earlier this week, I visited the Smithsonian Institution to attend a talk by Courtney Johnson, Director of The Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand. Energy oozed from Johnson; she exuded a confidence that was easy-going, without being arrogant. Her background […]

What are We Going to do About Hardware?

On May 20-21, 2013, the Library of Congress hosted one in its series of small invitational digital content at-risk summits, this one on the topic of software preservation. “Preserving.exe: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software” covered a wide range of topics around software preservation, every type of software and interactive media art and engaged multiple […]

End of Semester Thoughts and Farewells

The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, former intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress For the past semester I have been working with NDIIPP learning the tools of the trade, creating resources, and crafting fun blog posts (or at least trying). Sad to say, the semester is over. Yes, loyal readers, […]