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 […]

Content Matters Interview: A Third Man for Musical Preservation

In this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with Ben Blackwell, the “psychedelic stooge” at  Third Man Records. Third Man’s owner, musician Jack White, has a deep and abiding interest in musical anthropology in all its forms, while being strongly forward-thinking […]

Every Voice Matters: StoryCorps and Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress

On a crisp, clear January day in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lucinda Marker and her husband, John Tull, stepped inside an Airstream trailer that StoryCorps converted into a mobile recording studio. Marker and Tull were there to interview each other for an audio memento, to reminisce and talk about significant moments in their shared lives, especially […]

Bringing Hidden Collections to Light with Viewshare: An Interview with Julie Miller, Historian at the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from Camille Salas of the Library of Congress. On June 11th, I had the opportunity to conduct a Viewshare presentation at the Library of Congress. In addition to a demonstration of how Viewshare works, I shared a few examples of how staff members at the Library of Congress are using […]

The Data Lineup for #ESA2013

In less than  week, the Ecological Society of America’s 2013 Meeting will commence in Minneapolis, MN. There will be zillions of talks and posters on topics ranging from microbes to biomes, along with special sessions on education, outreach, and citizen science. So why am I going? For starters, I’m a marine ecologist by training, and this […]