Category: Education and Training

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. […]

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 […]

Digital Studies Fellowship Opportunity at the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress has announced a new set of Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources. I am thrilled to have the chance to talk with Jason Steinhauer, Program Specialist […]

Welcome, NDSR Inaugural Class!

The following is a guest post by Lyssette Vazquez-Rodriguez, Program Support Assistant & Valeria Pina,  Communications Assistant, both with OSI at the Library of Congress The residents have finally arrived! After years of planning, the staff, hosts, and benefactors are thrilled to welcome the 2013-2014 National Digital Stewardship Residency Inaugural Class.  The residents arrived on […]

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), […]

What’s a Nice English Professor Like You Doing in a Place Like This: An Interview With Matthew Kirschenbaum

I’ve talked about Matthew Kirschenbaum’s work in a range of posts on digital objects here on The Signal. It seemed like it would be valuable to delve deeper into some of those discussions here in an interview. If you are unfamiliar, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University […]