Category: digital preservation

Closing the Gap in Born-Digital and Made-Digital Curation

This is a guest post by Jessica Tieman. As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, the 2015-2016 Washington, D.C. cohort will present their year-end symposium, entitled “Digital Frenemies: Closing the Gap in Born-Digital and Made-Digital Curation,” on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at the National Library of Medicine. Since June, our colleague Nicole Contaxis […]

A National Digital Stewardship Resident at the U.S. Senate

This is a guest post by John Caldwell. On Friday, January 29, 2016, I hosted my fellow National Digital Stewardship residents, their mentors, and the NDSR program staff to our cohort’s first enrichment session at the US Senate. The morning started with two presentations. First, Mark Evans, Director of Digital Archives and Information Resources Management […]

A Millennium of Persian Literary Tradition Digitized

This is guest post by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress. The Library is currently in the process of producing a curator-guided online tour of the Persian book exhibit. A “curator guided tour” video of the Persian book exhibit is expected to […]

A Millennium of Persian Literary Tradition Digitized

This is guest post by Hirad Dinavari, reference specialist for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress. The Library is currently in the process of producing a curator-guided online tour of the Persian book exhibit. A “curator guided tour” video of the Persian book exhibit is expected to […]

The Veterans History Project Marks 15 Years of Service

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” — George Washington The Veterans History Project honors the lives and service of all American veterans –not […]

DPOE Plants Seed for Statewide Digital Preservation Effort in California

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT project manager at the Library of Congress. The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program is pleased to announce the successful completion of another train-the-trainer workshop in 2015. The most recent workshop took place in Sacramento, California, from September 22th–25th. This domestic training event follows […]

Improving Technical Options for Audiovisual Collections Through the PREFORMA Project

The digital preservation community is a connected and collaborative one. I first heard about the Europe-based PREFORMA project last summer at a Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative meeting when we were discussing the Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting comparison matrix. My interest was piqued because I heard about their incorporation of FFV1 and Matroska, […]

Cultural Institutions Embrace Crowdsourcing

Many cultural institutions have accelerated the development of their digital collections and data sets by allowing citizen volunteers to help with the millions of crucial tasks that archivists, scientists, librarians, and curators face. One of the ways institutions are addressing these challenges is through crowdsourcing. In this post, I’ll look at a few sample crowdsourcing projects […]