Category: Publications and Resources

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 […]

Digital Archaeology

I was staring at a blank screen when my colleague David came into my office. I semi-jokingly asked him for a blog topic. “I have one for you,” he replied. “Content Archaeology. Discuss.” And with that he left my office. People know that I trained as an archaeologist and did fieldwork in multiple locations.  I […]

September 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The September 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (PDF) is now available. In this issue: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada using the Levels of Digital Preservation Find out about the George Sanger Collection at UT Austin Videogame Archive Read an Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies What Is It That We Actually […]

Back to School: Digital Preservation Videos for the Classroom

Over the summer, we were pleased to participate in a number of “Open House” programs that our colleagues in Education Outreach hosted for their Summer Teacher Institutes.  Each summer, over 100 K-12 educators take part in week-long immersion programs to learn strategies for the classroom use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources.  The use […]

Four Reasons You Might Need Digital Preservation in a Box

Digital Preservation in a Box, for those who may be unfamiliar, is a compilation of resources from many different organizations, all available in one virtual place.  It’s been around for a little over a year.  To give a brief background, the Box was produced by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance , specifically the Outreach working […]

Xporting Digital Format Sustainability Descriptions as XML

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. In 2003, we began drafting descriptions of digital formats, intended to support the Library’s preservation planning. Knowing that our descriptions would be of general interest, and wishing to work cooperatively with emerging format registries (e.g., the Unified Digital Format […]

My Summer of Creating Video Tutorials for Personal Digital Archiving

This is a guest post by Ingrid Jernudd, a volunteer with NDIIPP. For the past week, I’ve been working on creating video tutorials for personal digital archiving and I must say – creating these videos is quite fun! With the various types of video editing software, I find the process to be relatively intuitive. I’m […]

Format Migration: More Launching Points for Applied Research

In June I did a post highlighting segments of the digital stewardship universe that could use applied research attention. I looked at the “what” of email archiving here and the “how” of email archiving here and now I turn my attention to format migration. The need to migrate file formats arises out of concerns about […]

Analysis of Current Digital Preservation Policies: Archives, Libraries and Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, a 2013 Junior Fellow with NDIIPP. My major project as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow was to identify and analyze cultural heritage institution digital preservation policies. This project was an update and extension of work done in 2011 by another Junior Fellow, Kristen Snawder. My full […]

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 […]