August 1, 2014

Useful! North Carolina Digital Preservation Education Website Gets a Facelift

Here’s a very useful set of tools and links. Looks great too! From the Digital Curation Group (Google Groups): The State Library of North Carolina, in conjunction with the State Archives of North Carolina, is releasing a redesigned, streamlined and mobile friendly digital preservation education site (digitalpresevation.ncdcr.gov). This first-stop site is a great introduction to […]

bepress to Preserve Digital Commons Ejournals with the CLOCKSS Archive

From the CLOCKSS Web Site: The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that bepress has entered into an agreement with CLOCKSS to preserve ejournals hosted on bepress Digital Commons publishing repositories. The journals are all participants in the new Digital Commons Publishing Services program, which is designed to give library-published journals access to professional publishing […]

Cornell University Library Receives $300,000 Digital Preservation Grant From NEH

From CUL: How can librarians protect the historical record, now that archives include digital images and audiovisual files in addition to physical photographs and manuscripts? Cornell University Library is blazing the trail. A $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will allow the Library to begin developing a framework to ensure continued […]

Scholar Portal from the Ontario Council of University Libraries Becomes Canada’s First Certified Trusted Digital Repository

From the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL): …Scholars Portal is now the first certified Trustworthy Digital Repository in Canada. OCUL, which has been acquiring and managing digital content since 2002, is committed to the long-term preservation of scholarly resources for the benefit of future students and researchers. [Clip] This certification, the only generally recognized certification for […]

Digital Preservation: “DNA ‘Perfect for Digital Storage’”

From the BBC: The UK team encoded a scholarly paper, a photo, Shakespeare’s sonnets and a portion of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech in artificially produced segments of the “life molecule”. The information was then read back out with 100% accuracy. It is possible to store huge volumes of data in DNA […]

University of Virginia Library Building Theresa Sullivan Resignation Archive, Preserving Physical Objects and Digital Conten

From an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Angela Chen: This is the first time the libraries have tried to preserve materials from a large-scale, continuing event, said Bradley Daigle, director of digital-curation services. The staff did not begin collecting materials on the subject until a rally on June 18. As of June […]

Digital Preservation: CLOCKSS and Portico Welcome New Publishers, Publications

Here’s a look at several digital preservation announcements made during the past couple of days. New Publishers/Publications: CLOCKSS PeerJ Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive Future Science Group Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive American Society of Plant Biologists Preserves Content with the CLOCKSS Archive New Publishers/Publications: Portico University of Oklahoma to preserve World Literature Today with […]

Digital Preservation: 480 New Volumes Added to LOCKSS Digital Library and Now Available to LOCKSS Alliance Members

Along with the 480 new volumes, material from 2 new publishers and 10 new titles are now included in LOCKSS. The digital library is now home to more than 9,000 e-journal titles from 510 publishers. You can learn more here and also review a spreadsheet (XLS) with a list of titles and participating publishers. A […]

UK: Warning Over Digital Archive ‘Black Hole’

From the BBC: Valuable data about key aspects of modern Scottish life is being lost in a digital archive “black hole”, it has been warned. The National Library of Scotland said online and social media coverage from the past 20 years was disappearing. [Clip] NLS chief executive Martyn Wade said: “In Scotland and across the […]

“The Memory of a Nation in a Digital World” by Dame Lynne Brindley

From an Op/Ed in New Statesman by Dame Lynne Brindley (CEO of The British Library): It has been estimated that less that 1 per cent of all online activity related to the London Olympics will be saved. Future generations of researchers will also search in vain for much of the reaction to major events such […]