December 19, 2014

Findings From New Survey Offer a Look at Web Archiving Projects in the U.S.

From The Signal (Digital Preservation Blog from Library of Congress): The NDSA Content Working Group, one of the five working groups of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance focuses on identifying content already preserved, investigating guidelines for the selection of significant content, discovery of at-risk digital content or collections, and matching orphan content with NDSA partners […]

14 New e-Journals Added to Portico

Portico announced today that they’ve added 14 new titles to the e-journal preservation service. 1. CUNY Graduate Center Library (12 Titles) ||| List 2.  Association of University Programs in Health Administration to preserve e-journal with Portico ||| Journal of Health Administration Education (JHAE) 3. International AIDS Society to preserve e-journal with Portico ||| Journal of the […]

Link Rot: Georgetown Law Library Finds 38 Percent of Online Documents Disappear from Web Pages Within Five Years

From the Georgetown Law School (via Free Government Information): The Georgetown Law Library and members of the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group have released new data that shows within a five-year period, nearly 38 percent of online legal reports and web pages preserved through the library’s efforts have disappeared from their original web addresses. “The results […]

Digital Preservation: DuraSpace Offers DuraCloud Access To Internet2 Members

From a DuraSpace Announcement: DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud, a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers. DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed […]

A New “How To” Video from NC State Library: “Saving your Facebook Data”

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The State Library of North Carolina has produced and made a 6.5 minute video available (to all) with instructions about saving/backing-up your Facebook data to a local drive and/or the cloud and WHY it’s important. This video is part of the State Library and North Carolina State Archives, Inform U. project. See Also: More Videos […]

Digital Preservation: An Interview With the Directors of LOCKSS and CLOCKSS

From Research Information: Vicky Reich, director of the LOCKSS programme at Stanford University Libraries, and Randy Kiefer, executive director of the CLOCKSS archive, explain why preserving digital content is a challenge that needs to be tackled, especially as this content becomes more dynamic. Here is one exchange from the interview: What are the challenges with […]

The British Library Submits Sesponse to DCMS Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit

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From a BL Announcement: The British Library has today submitted its response to the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013. A number of improvements have been made to the draft Regulations since the last consultation and the Library supports them overall; however some […]

Digital Preservation: Chronopolis Earns High Marks as “Trustworthy Digital Repository” in CRL TRAC Audit

From the University of California, San Diego: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a “trustworthy digital repository” that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC […]

New: Guidelines for Digital Preservation for Digital Reproductions

via Collections Link:  As part of the Digitising Contemporary Art initiative, the Netherlands Media Art Institute has produced a comprehensive guideline to developing and implementing strategies for the long-term preservation of digital assets and their associated metadata. The resources are available free of charge, and provide excellent and practical guidance for archives and cultural institutions […]

New Article: "What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data"

Title What Your Tweets Tell Us About You: Identity, Ownership and Privacy of Twitter Data Authors Heather Small Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles Kristine Kasianovitz Government Information Librarian International, State and Local Documents Stanford University Ronald Blanford and Ina Celaya Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University […]