December 14, 2017

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 […]

Vast Nazi-Era Archive Says Conserving Dachau Files

From AFP: A vast archive of documents linked to the Holocaust said Monday it would preserve 300,000 original prisoner files from the Dachau concentration camp in Germany that are disintegrating. The International Tracing Service (ITS) in the western German town of Bad Arolsen uses its vast trove of historical records to help victims of Nazi […]

The Economist Takes a Look at Online/Web Preservation

From The Economist: Despite all these difficulties, the world’s libraries have tried for over a decade to conserve some aspects of their national digital heritage. America’s Library of Congress started its digital-preservation programme in 2000 with $100m from the government. Its web archive currently stands at around 10,000 sites, many of them owned by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Web Preservation: UK Web Archive Improves Full Text Search Filters

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From a UK Web Archive Blog Post: Search results are now grouped by domain, making it easier to immediately see which websites contain references to the search term(s) and easily identifying the context in which the search term appears. For domain results we group URLs by date. This eliminates duplicate entries in results but still […]

Rockefeller Archive Center to House Ford Foundation Archive

The Ford Foundation has awarded the Rockefeller Center Archive $3.2 million to preserve and store Ford Foundation materials. From Today’s News Release: The Rockefeller Archive Center, repository for the records of the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller philanthropies, and other nonprofit organizations, announced today that it will house the archive of the Ford Foundation, the nation’s second-largest […]

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 […]