Libraries Need to Showcase Digital Special Collections

What’s so special about libraries? This is a  rhetorical question, as I think libraries are amazing places. But many are dead serious in posing the query these days. To this point the answer has been new services built on top of the tremendous reservoir of goodwill that libraries have accrued over the decades. But technology […]

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), […]

Platforms for Digital Stewardship

I was at a recent meeting of the Federal Geographic Data Committeee’s Coordination Group and Anne Castle, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior and the co-chair of the FGDC Steering Committee, was discussing the challenges of finding resources to support geospatial activity. The federal geospatial community is working […]