Category: Education and Training

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 […]

Just Released: Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation: An NDSA Report

The following is a guest post by report co-authors and NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group members: Winston Atkins, Duke University Libraries Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library Carol Kussmann, Minnesota State Archives Meg Phillips, National Archives and Records Administration Mary Vardigan, Inter‐university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) The results of the 2012 National Digital […]

Residency Program: From the Classroom to the Workplace

The following is a guest post by Lyssette Vazquez-Rodriguez, Program Support Assistant & Valeria Pina, Communication Assistant, both with the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress Residents in the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program have been busy at their host institutions since mid-September. The residents agree that during […]

DPOE Train the Trainer, Alaska Edition

The following is a guest post by Jeanette Altman, a Digital Projects Professional at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For many Alaskans, it’s not uncommon to be just slightly out of step with the rest of America. Things that might be easily obtainable Outside (that’s the Lower 48 to you) come at a premium here. […]

Society of American Archivists Awards ANADP conference paper with the 2013 Preservation Publication Award

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. During the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August, the NDIIPP-supported initiative Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP), received the prestigious  Preservation Publication Award for 2013. […]