February Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The February issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (pdf) is now available! Included in this issue: Spotlight on Digital Collections, including an interview with Lisa Green on Machine Scale Analysis of collections, and a look at the Cultural Heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains Digital Preservation Aid in Response to Tornado NDSA […]

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 […]

Why do academics choose useless titles for articles and chapters? Four steps to getting a better title.

An informative title for an article or chapter maximizes the likelihood that your audience correctly remembers enough about your arguments to re-discover what they are looking for. Without embedded cues, your work will sit undisturbed on other scholars’ PDF libraries, … Continue reading

Investigating tenure controversies: Basing faculty promotion on flawed variables doesn’t help the selection of competent academics.

Controversies regarding whether tenure encourages a culture of incompetence have led many US institutions to tighten up their decision making procedures. But many of these attempts to repair the system reflect little empirical research. In response, John Rothgeb conducted two large scale surveys across political … Continue reading