Category: NDSA

Responding to a Call to Action: Preserving Blogs and Discussion Forums in Science, Medicine, Mathematics and Technology

The following is a guest post by Christie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine Developing case studies around digital content subject areas has been a major focus of the NDSA Content Working Group, and the activity has enabled members to share the concerns and challenges specific to their communities. […]

New NDSA Report: The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions

We’re lucky in the digital stewardship community that our challenges tend to be non life-threatening. Still, when we get fired up about something there is guaranteed to be spirited debate and passionate advocacy on all sides. Such was the case with the release of the PDF/A-3 file format specification in October 2012. We wrote about […]

2014 NDSA Philly Regional Meeting: January 23-24

The following is a guest post by Nicole Scalessa, IT manager at The Library Company of Philadelphia, an NDSA member. Digital stewardship is a prime topic for small institutions trying to keep pace with the increasing demands for digital content. The Library Company of Philadelphia, a special collections library founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731, […]

Check Yourself: How and When to Check Fixity

How do I know if a digital file/object has been corrupted, changed or altered? Further how can I prove that I know what I have? How can I be confident that the content I am providing is in good condition, complete, or reasonably complete?  How do I verify that a file/object has not changed over […]

Saving Digital Mementos from Virtual Worlds

My two young teenage daughters spend hours playing Minecraft, building elaborate virtual landscapes and structures. They are far from alone; the game has millions of fans around the world. Teachers are seizing on Minecraft’s popularity with kids as a tool to teach both abstract and concrete subjects. What’s unique about this situation is not so much […]

Call for Proposals: Digital Preservation 2014

We’ve started planning our annual meeting, Digital Preservation 2014, which will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area, and we want to hear from you!  Any organization or individual with an interest in digital stewardship can propose ideas for potential inclusion in the meeting. The Library of Congress has hosted annual meetings with […]

Wikipedia: The Go-to Source for Information About Digital Preservation?

The following is a guest post from Andrea Goethals, Digital Preservation and Repository Services Manager at the Harvard University Library, with contributions from Stephen Paul Davis, Director of Columbia University Libraries Digital Program Division and Kate Zwaard, Supervisory IT Specialist, Repository Development, Library of Congress. Andrea and Kate co-chair the NDSA Standards and Practices Working […]

A National Agenda Bibliography for Digital Asset Sustainability and Preservation Cost Modeling

The 2014 National Digital Stewardship Agenda, released in July 2013, is still a must-read (have you read it yet?). It integrates the perspective of dozens of experts to provide funders and decision-makers with insight into emerging technological trends, gaps in digital stewardship capacity and key areas for development. The Agenda suggests a number of important […]

NDSA National Agenda Digital Content Area: Web and Social Media

This is a guest post by Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archiving Team Lead and Co-Chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group You may have seen the news on this blog and elsewhere that the National Digital Stewardship Alliance launched the first ever National Agenda for Digital Stewardship last July. One […]

Three Reasons You’ll Want to Attend the NDSA Philadelphia Regional Meeting, January 23-24

The Library Company of Philadelphia will be hosting Philadelphia’s first National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Regional Meeting and Unconference on January 23 and 24.  This is part of an initiative across the country for NDSA member organizations to host day-long events, or “NDSA Regional Meetings,” that provide networking and collaboration opportunities for members and highlight the work of […]