Five recommendations for maximising the relevance of social science research for policy-making in the big data era

The quantity and influence of generalisable data presents challenges and opportunities for public policy making. Helen Margetts discusses how social scientists can help policy-makers in this changed environment, ensuring that social science research remains relevant, and warns that social science … Continue reading

November Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The November 2013 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Digital Preservation Pioneer:  Sam Brylawski Welcome NDSR Inaugural Class! New Report:  Preserving.exe Digital Portals to State and Community History NDSA Report on Geospatial Data Lists of Upcoming events and educational courses Interviews with Edward McCain and Emily Gore Articles on […]

A Logical Employment in Web Archiving

The following is a guest post by Philip Ardery, the newest member of the Library’s Web Archiving team. I can trace my interest in computers and technology back to a single factor of my childhood: my family’s perpetually faulty home internet connection. While my multitude of siblings continually cursed and physically writhed over the frequent […]