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 […]

Digital Preservation Pioneer: Sam Brylawski

When Sam Brylawski was a teenager he had to write a paper for his high school American history class about Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” so he did something that was ambitious for a high school student: he traveled to the Library of Congress to examine the composition’s original manuscript in the Gershwin collection. Brylawski found […]

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 […]

Bits Breaking Bad 2: The Atlas of Digital Damages, Revisited

Last October, I wrote about The Atlas of Digital Damages on Flickr. The idea was that it would be instructive to showcase digital content that suffered from problems roughly equivalent to physical content that was deteriorating due to mistakes or neglect. Since I last wrote about it, the atlas has acquired more examples reflecting all kinds of […]