Category: NDSR

Digital Stewardship in a Radio Archive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Mary Kidd, National Digital Stewardship Resident at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive.  She participates in the NDSR-NYC cohort. My outlook on preservation issues surrounding radio archives has been deeply influenced by my work as a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) archive. […]

Plans for Assessing Preservation Storage Options and Lifecycles at MIT Libraries: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Alexandra Curran, National Digital Stewardship Resident at MIT Libraries.  She participates in the NDSR-Boston cohort. Hello readers, and happy holidays! Looking back at the last few months of my residency working in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Unit (DPU) at MIT Libraries and especially their Lead for Digital […]

Tool Time, or a Discussion on Picking the Right Digital Preservation Tools for Your Program: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by John Caldwell, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the United States Senate Historical Office. Who remembers Home Improvement? Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor was always trying to show the “Tool Time” audience how to build things, make repairs and of course, demo new tools made by the show’s sponsor, […]

Access Historic Audio and Video Programs: AAPB Launches Online Reading Room

The following is a guest post by Karen Cariani, AAPB Project Director and Director WGBH Media Library and Archive, Alan Gevinson, AAPB Project Director and Special Assistant to the Packard Campus Chief, and Casey Davis, Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH Educational Foundation. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Project Team at […]

Describing Records Before They Arrive: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Valerie Collins, National Digital Stewardship Resident at The American Institute of Architects. At the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Archives is building a digital repository for permanent born-digital records that capture the intellectual capital of the AIA, or have continuing value to the practice of architecture. In […]

NDSR 2015 Begins with Conference, Workshops

The 2015 NDSR residents have arrived! The launching of this next class of the NDSR Washington, D.C. residency program (the inaugural class was in 2013-14) began with a week-long orientation for the residents. The centerpiece event was the Opening Conference on June 10th, which took place in one of the historic rooms of the Jefferson […]

The NDSR Boston Residents Reflect on their “20% Projects”

The following is a guest post by the entire group of NDSR-Boston residents as listed below. For their final posting, the residents present an overview of their individual professional development projects. Rebecca Fraimow (WGBH) One of the best things about this year’s NDSR in Boston  is the mandate to dedicate 20% of our time to […]

Format Migrations at Harvard Library: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest  post by Joey Heinen, National Digital Stewardship Resident at Harvard University Library. As has been famously outlined by the Library of Congress on their website on sustainability factors for digital formats, digital material is just as susceptible to obsolescence as analog formats. Within digital preservation there are a number of […]

Residents Chosen for NDSR 2015 in Washington, DC

We are pleased to announce that the Washington, DC National Digital Stewardship Residency class for 2015 has now been chosen! Five very accomplished people have been selected from a highly competitive field of candidates. The new residents will arrive in Washington, DC this June to begin the program. Updates on the program, including more information […]

Boxes of Hard Drives and Other Challenges at WGBH: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Rebecca Fraimow, National Digital Stewardship Resident at WGBH in Boston I have a pretty comprehensive list of goals to accomplish over the course of my time as the National Digital Stewardship Resident at WGBH’s Media, Library and Archives. That is: Document WGBH’s existing ingest workflow for production media […]