Category: digital preservation

A Logical Employment in Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Philip Ardery, the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. I can trace my interest in computers and technology back to a single factor of my childhood: my family’s perpetually faulty home internet connection. While my multitude of siblings continually cursed and physically writhed over the frequent […]

One Format Does Not Fit All: FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group’s Diverse Approaches to Format Guidance

This is the first in a two-part update on the recent activities of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative. This article describes the work of the Audio-Visual Working Group. The second article, to be published on November 4th 2013, describes the work of the Still Image Working Group. I wish I had a quick and […]

Planning for Preservation Storage

Every year the Library of Congress hosts a meeting on Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections, aka the Preservation Storage Meeting.  The 2013 meeting was held September 23-24, and featured an impressive array of presentations and discussions. The theme this year was standards. The term applies not just to media or to hardware, but to […]

Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

For this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group I interviewed Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the University of Missouri Libraries. The University of Missouri Libraries joined the NDSA this past summer. Ashenfelder: What is RJI’s relationship to […]

NDSR Digital Content Immersion Workshop

The following is a guest post by Lyssette Vazquez-Rodriguez, Program Support Assistant & Valeria Pina, Communications Assistant This is the second part of a three part series of posts about the 2013-2014 NDSR class, read the first part here. As part of the nine-month National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the residents recently completed their two […]

Snow Byte, the Video!

Many of our readers may remember a unique blog post written by our former intern, Tess Webre.  Tess took a very creative, educational approach to the subject of digital preservation and created Snow Byte and the Seven Formats, A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale. This post turned out to be so popular (see the many comments), […]

Digital Preservation Pioneer: Sam Brylawski

When Sam Brylawski was a teenager he had to write a paper for his high school American history class about Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” so he did something that was ambitious for a high school student: he traveled to the Library of Congress to examine the composition’s original manuscript in the Gershwin collection. Brylawski found […]

Four Reasons You Might Need Digital Preservation in a Box

Digital Preservation in a Box, for those who may be unfamiliar, is a compilation of resources from many different organizations, all available in one virtual place.  It’s been around for a little over a year.  To give a brief background, the Box was produced by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance , specifically the Outreach working […]