MoU between DCH-RP and SUCCEED

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To define best practices for text digitisation and long term preservation. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the definition of best practices for the digitisation and the long term preservation of textual content. Continue reading → (0)

MoU between PREFORMA and SUCCEED

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To promote the use and quality check of common standards for text digitisation and long term preservation. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the use and quality check of common standards for the digitisation and the long term preservation of textual content. Continue reading → (0)

Digital Preservation 2014: It’s a Thing

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“Digital preservation makes headlines now, seemingly routinely. And the work performed by the community gathered here is the bedrock underlying such high profile endeavors.” – Matt Kirschenbaum The registration table at Digital Preservation 2014. Photo credit: Erin Engle. The annual Digital Preservation meeting, held each summer in Washington, DC, brings together experts in academia, government and the private and non-profit sectors to celebrate key work and share the latest developments, guidelines, best practices and standards […]

Art is Long, Life is Short: the XFR Collective Helps Artists Preserve Magnetic and Digital Works

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XFR STN (“Transfer Station”) is a grass-roots digitization and digital-preservation project that arose as a response from the New York arts community to rescue creative works off of aging or obsolete audiovisual formats and media. The digital files are stored by the Library of Congress’s NDIIPP partner the Internet Archive and accessible for free online. At the recent Digital Preservation 2014 conference, the NDSA gave XFR STN the NDSA Innovation Award. Last month, members of the XFR collective […]

The MH17 Crash and Selective Web Archiving

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The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. <img class="size-medium wp-image-21504" alt="Screenshot of 17 July 2014 15:57 UTC archive snapshot of deleted VKontakte Strelkov blog post regarding downed aircraft, on Internet Archive Wayback Machine.” src=”http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/files/2014/07/facebook-wall-ukraine-300×287.jpg” width=”300″ height=”287″ /> Screenshot of 17 July 2014 15:57 UTC archive snapshot of deleted VKontakte Strelkov blog post regarding downed aircraft, on InternetArchive Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has […]

Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence

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Paris, 28 November 2014 Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence is the name of the Succeed’s final conference to be held on November 28th, 2014 at Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), in which the final results of the project will be presented. Continue reading → (0)

Understanding the Participatory Culture of the Web: An Interview with Henry Jenkins

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Henry Jenkins, Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, with USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and is working on a range of projects related to CurateCamp Digital Culture. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to […]

Future Steward on Stewardship’s Future: An Interview with Emily Reynolds

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Emily Reynolds, Winner of 2014 Future Steward NDSA Innovation Award. Each year, the NDSA Innovation Working Group reviews nominations from members and non-members alike for the Innovation Awards. Most of those awards are focused on recognizing individuals, projects and organizations that are at the top of their game. The Future Steward award is a little different. It’s focused on emerging leaders, and while the recipients of the future steward award have all made significant accomplishments […]

Digital Preservation 2014 in Three, Two, One…

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Community Center Free – everybody welcome. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f05316 And we’re off! Digital Preservation 2014 starts today and we’re really excited to welcome our colleagues from near and far to Washington DC this week for a full and packed program! Digital Preservation 2014, the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, provides opportunities to identify key work and developments in digital preservation guidelines, practices and standards throughout […]

Digital Preservation 2014 Session Preview: Preserving and Rescuing Heritage Information on Analog Media

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The following is a guest post by Dr. Elizabeth Griffin, Volunteer Visitor at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada, and Chair of the CODATA “Data at Risk” Task Group.  This is part of an ongoing series of posts to highlight and preview the Digital Preservation 2014 program.   Elizabeth previews the session she’s helped organize, “Preserving and Rescuing Heritage Information on Analog Media,” scheduled for Wednesday, July 23 from 9-10:15 am. “The first pictures with sound.” Courtesy […]

Preserving and Curating Research Data: Panel Preview for DP2014

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Continuing with our series of blog posts devoted to the upcoming Digital Preservation 2014 conference, the following interview features a preview of the panel session entitled “Research Data and Curation” with panel members Inna Kouper (Data to Insight Center at Indiana University), Elizabeth Yakel (University of Michigan School of Information) and Ixchel Faniel (OCLC Research). Inna Kouper Susan: Could you each provide a short overview of what will be covered for this panel session? Inna: The […]

Preserving Born Digital News at Digital Preservation 2014

The following is a guest post from Anne Wootton, CEO of Pop Up Archive, which makes tools for preserving and creating access to digital spoken word; Edward McCain, the Digital Curator of Journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri; Leslie Johnston, Direction of Digital Preservation at the National Archives and Records Administration; and Aurelia Moser, a librarian-journalist and current Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. As everyone gears up for the annual […]

Muster In! Training Needs Assessment from DPOE

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The following is a guest post by Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. Image from Frank Leslie’s illustrated newspaper, February 15, 1917. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Walking to work today I reflected on the rocket’s red glare of recent Fourth of July fireworks displays and relished the aesthetic appeal of streets still adorned with bunting. Not ready to put away the fife and drum, I’m […]

Visual Narratives – Cultural Identities

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Hamburg, 27-29 November 2014 Deadline: 31 July 2014 Continue reading → (0)

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