Category: Education and Training

A Regional NDSA?

The following is a guest post by Kim Schroeder, a lecturer at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. Several years ago before the glory of the annual NDSA conference, professionals across America were seeking more digital curation literature and professional contacts.  Basic questions like ‘what is the first step in digital […]

Upcoming NDSR Symposium “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship”: Speaker Announcements

The following is a guest post by Jaime McCurry, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s certainly been an exciting and busy few months for the National Digital Stewardship Residents and although we are well into the final portion of our projects, we’re showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to […]

NDSR at WebWise, and an Exciting Announcement!

The following is a guest post by Lauren Work, a National Digital Stewardship Resident at PBS. After our inaugural experience presenting just a few weeks ago at ALA Midwinter, the residents of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program headed to WebWise 2014 in Baltimore, MD on February 10th to present our project progress as well […]

What Do you Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers

One of the tricks to working in an interdisciplinary field like digital preservation is that all too often we can be using the same terms but not actually talking about the same things. In my opinion, the most fraught term in digital preservation discussions is “archive.” At this point, it has come to mean a […]

The Heart of the Matter: An NDSR Project and Program Update

The following is a guest post by Maureen McCormick, a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is working on a project to build a thematic web collection. Greetings from the National Library of Medicine!  It’s hard to believe it, but I’m heading into the fourth quarter of […]

The Heart of the Matter: An NDSR Project and Program Update

The following is a guest post by Maureen McCormick Harlow, a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is working on a project to build a thematic web collection. Greetings from the National Library of Medicine!  It’s hard to believe it, but I’m heading into the fourth quarter […]

The Latest from the NDSR: Presenting at ALA Midwinter

The following is a guest post by Julia Blase, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Security Archive. In case you hadn’t heard, the ALA Midwinter Meeting took place in Philadelphia last weekend, attended by around 12,000 librarians and exhibitors. If you didn’t attend, or didn’t have friends there to take notes for you, the Twitter […]

A Digital Preservation Residency at Dumbarton Oaks Library

The following is a guest post by Heidi Dowding, Resident at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, DC As part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program’s biweekly takeover of The Signal, I’m here to talk about my project at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.  And by the way, if you haven’t already […]

The National Digital Stewardship Residency, Four Months In

The following is a guest post from Emily Reynolds, Resident with the World Bank Group Archives For the next several months, the National Digital Stewardship Residents will be interrupting your regularly-scheduled Signal programming to bring you updates on our projects and the program in general. We’ll be posting on alternate weeks through the end of […]

File Format Action Plans in Theory and Practice

The following is a guest post from Lee Nilsson, a National Digital Stewardship Resident working with the Repository Development Center at The Library of Congress.  The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship makes a clear-cut case for the development of File Format Action Plans to combat format obsolescence issues. “Now that stewardship organizations are amassing large collections of digital […]