January 22, 2022

New Podcast in the "Conversations about Digital Preservation" Series from NDIIPP

New from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program / Library of Congress

Mike Ashenfelder and Bill Lefurgy, from the Library of Congress talk with Dr. Edward Papenfuse, State Archivist of Maryland. The podcast was recorded last month and runs 62 minutes.


Dr. Papenfuse discusses his career, his early success with records databases, creating the first online U.S. state archives, the utility of GPS data, developing a financially self-sustaining repository, the value of folding publicly contributed data into online state records and making government information available online to its citizens.

Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse is the Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner  of Land Patents, positions he has held since 1975. He helped design the  Archives building, co-created the Maryland State Archives website, and  teaches courses at the University of Maryland College Park, the University  of Maryland Law School, and the Johns Hopkins University.  He is the  author of ”In Pursuit of Profit: The Annapolis Merchants in the Era of  the American Revolution” (1975), with Joseph M. Coale, ”The Hammond-  Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908” (1982) and  ”The Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland  1608-1908” (2003).

Direct to Program Web Page and Audio

You can also download

1. the audio (MP3) here.      

Earlier editions of “Conversations about Digital Preservation” remain online and be found here

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.