Do You Have Digital Preservation Tools? COPTR Needs You!

A few weeks ago, as part of the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference, an announcement was made of the beta launch of a new resource to catalog and describe digital preservation tools:  Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry. The idea behind this registry is to try and consolidate all of the digital preservation tool […]

Just Released: Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation: An NDSA Report

The following is a guest post by report co-authors and NDSA Standards and Practices Working Group members: Winston Atkins, Duke University Libraries Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library Carol Kussmann, Minnesota State Archives Meg Phillips, National Archives and Records Administration Mary Vardigan, Inter‐university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) The results of the 2012 National Digital […]

Can MOOCs and Open Badges provide an alternative to the so-called ‘inflation of educational credentials’?

Learning takes place in a variety of settings as an ongoing process of skills and knowledge development in changing contexts. With the growing popularity of technology-enhanced learning initiatives, Cristóbal Cobo makes the case for more flexible methods for skills and knowledge recognition. … Continue reading

Impact Round-Up 14th December: Student protests, startups and takedowns

Managing Editor Sierra Williams presents a round-up of popular stories from around the web on higher education, academic impact, and trends in scholarly communication. This week students from around the country have gathered to protest against a growing police presence on university … Continue reading

Mapping the Movement of Books Using Viewshare: An Interview with Mitch Fraas

Mitch Fraas, Scholar in Residence at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania and Acting Director, Penn Digital Humanities Forum, writes about using Viewshare for mapping library book markings.  We’re always excited to see the clever and interesting ways our tools are used to expose digital collections, and Mitch was gracious enough to […]