Category: Inside the Library

Digital Preservation Pioneer: Bill LeFurgy

Bill LeFurgy makes gentle stretching motions with his hands as he demonstrates how he exercises his cat’s legs every night. Clarence, his cat, just had hip surgery and LeFurgy has to serve as his physical therapist for the next two months. This routine, this new responsibility, comes at a time when he is about to […]

6 Emerging Initiatives for Digital Collections

I was asked to present a talk today for an internal group at the Library of Congress based on my recent experiences participating in the Top Tech Trends panel at the 2014 American Library Association Midwinter meeting.  It was suggested that I present a “Leslie-fied” version of the always-inspiring landscape talks that my colleague Cliff […]

Viewshare for Verdi Scores

Following is a guest blog post from Lisa Shiota, a student at Drexel University School of Information and Library Science and a staff member in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. She explains how she utilized Viewshare in a digital library technologies class. I am currently finishing classes towards a post-graduate certificate in […]

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 […]

The Top 14 Digital Preservation Posts of 2013 on The Signal

The humble bloggers who toil on behalf of The Signal strive to tell stimulating stories about digital stewardship. This is unusual labor. It blends passion for a rapidly evolving subject with exacting choices about what to focus on. Collecting, preserving and making available digital resources is driving enormous change, and the pace is so fast […]

December Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The December 2013 issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter (pdf) is now available! In this issue: Beyond the Scanned Image:  Scholarly Uses of Digital Collections Ten Tips to Preserve Holiday Digital Memories Anatomy of a Web Archive Updates on FADGI: Still Image and Audio Visual Guitar, Bass, Drums, Metadata Upcoming events:  CNI […]

November Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The November 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Digital Preservation Pioneer:  Sam Brylawski Welcome NDSR Inaugural Class! New Report:  Preserving.exe Digital Portals to State and Community History NDSA Report on Geospatial Data Lists of Upcoming events and educational courses Interviews with Edward McCain and Emily Gore Articles on […]

A Logical Employment in Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Philip Ardery, the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. I can trace my interest in computers and technology back to a single factor of my childhood: my family’s perpetually faulty home internet connection. While my multitude of siblings continually cursed and physically writhed over the frequent […]