Category: Education and Training

Digital Stewardship in a Radio Archive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Mary Kidd, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive.  She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. My outlook on preservation issues surrounding radio archives has been deeply influenced by my work as a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive. […]

Plans for Assessing Preservation Storage Options and Lifecycles at MIT Libraries: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Alexandra Curran, National Digital Stewardship Resident at MIT Libraries.  She participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. Hello readers, and happy holidays! Looking back at the last few months of my residency working in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Unit (DPU) at MIT Libraries and especially their Lead for Digital […]

Tool Time, or a Discussion on Picking the Right Digital Preservation Tools for Your Program: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by John Caldwell, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the United States Senate Historical Office. Who remembers Home Improvement? Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor was always trying to show the “Tool Time” audience how to build things, make repairs and of course, demo new tools made by the show’s sponsor, […]

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 […]

Describing Records Before They Arrive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Valerie Collins, National Digital Stewardship Resident at The American Institute of Architects. At the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Archives is building a digital repository for permanent born-digital records that capture the intellectual capital of the AIA, or have continuing value to the practice of architecture. In […]

The National Digital Platform for Libraries: An Interview with Trevor Owens and Emily Reynolds from IMLS

I had the chance to ask Trevor Owens and Emily Reynolds at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) about the national digital platform priority and current IMLS grant opportunities.  I was interested to hear how these opportunities could support ongoing activities and research in the digital preservation and stewardship communities. Erin: Could you […]

Viewshare Supports Critical Thinking in the Classroom

This year I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Peggy Spitzer Christoff, lecturer in Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University. She shared with me how she’s using the Library of Congress’ Viewshare tool to engage her students in an introduction to Asia Studies course. Peg talked about using digital platforms as a way to improve writing, […]

DPOE Interview with Austin Schulz of the Oregon State Archives

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. This post is part of a series about digital preservation training inspired by the Library’s Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Program. This series focuses on exceptional individuals who have, among other things, completed one of the DPOE […]

NDSR 2015 Begins with Conference, Workshops

The 2015 NDSR residents have arrived! The launching of this next class of the NDSR Washington, D.C. residency program (the inaugural class was in 2013-14) began with a week-long orientation for the residents. The centerpiece event was the Opening Conference on June 10th, which took place in one of the historic rooms of the Jefferson […]

DPOE Interview with Jim Corridan

The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. This post is part of a series about digital preservation training inspired by the Library’s Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) Program. Today I’ll focus on an exceptional individual, who among other things, hosted one of the DPOE […]