A New Guide for Archiving Digital Video

The human rights organization, witness.org, — who gave a presentation at Digital Preservation 2013 — just published The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video. Though this guide is intended for human rights activists, it covers all aspects of digital video archiving so thoroughly that it is of value to anyone and everyone, from individuals archiving their […]

August Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available

The August 2013 Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Overview of our annual meeting: Digital Preservation 2013 Announcing Release of National Agenda for Digital Stewardship You Say You Want a Resolution…which is best for photos? 3 Things Needed for Personal Digital Archiving Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation Two […]

What Is It That We Actually DO?

A ten year-old recently asked what I do for a living. The response mostly involved explaining that the Library of Congress has digital collections and that I lead a team of people that take care of digital things, including writing software. I have often been asked by family, friends and complete strangers to explain what […]

A Closer Look at the New UC Open Access Policy

Last week, the University of California announced a new Open Access Policy. Here I will explore the policy in a bit more detail.  The gist of the policy is this: research articles authored by UC faculty will be made available to the public at no charge. I’m sure most of this blog’s readers are familiar […]

Learning About (and Contributing to) Digital Preservation Outreach

This is a guest post by Ingrid Jernudd, a volunteer with NDIIPP. I am a senior at Stanford University who is pursuing a degree in psychology. In the past I have worked for a public relations firm, worked on planning events and with community outreach for Stanford Dining, and been a research assistant in psychology […]

Connecting with People and Institutions at Digital Preservation 2013

How do people outside of our community think about digital preservation? In her opening, Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly and the first speaker at Digital Preservation 2013, posed this question, framing her talk from the perspective of computer engineers and those working in start-up businesses.  She went on to talk about the evolution of […]