May 16, 2021

New Video: “Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future”

This seven minute video was released earlier this month and is featured in a new post by Mike Ashenfelder on The Signal blog. It highlights, “the digital preservation work of the Library of Congress and its NDIIPP (National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) and the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) partners. The video includes […]

New Report: "States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative"

Direct to Full Text Report: States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) 201 pages; PDF Also Available at: http://www.ils.unc.edu/callee/ndiipp-states-report.pdf Direct to Summary (via LC’s The Signal Blog) By Butch Lazorchak When I first started at the Library of Congress in 2004 I was […]

Minnesota: Preserving State Government Digital Information: Sunlight Foundation’s NDIIPP Projects

Via the Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota State Archives: The following report was written by the Sunlight Foundation to describe their involvement with the NDIIPP project. From the Summary: During the past year Sunlight Foundation has created two products serving the purpose of increasing public access to state legislative data: the Open Government website (OpenGovernment.org) and […]

West Virginia University Libraries Receive Grant to Digitize Newspapers

From The Daily Athenaeum (WVU): The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the West Virginia University Libraries with a $266,000 grant to help digitize West Virginia newspapers written between 1836 and 1922. “This grant both continues and rewards the leading role that the WVU Libraries have historically played in preserving West Virginia newspapers of […]

The August Issue of the NDIIPP Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Online

Direct to Newsletter (2 pages; PDF) Articles in this Issue Include: Making It Work: A recap of the July 2011 NDSA/NDIIPP Partners Meeting A compilation of blog posts on “The Signal” about Library of Congress web archiving projects, processes and data management A summary of the Uniform Law Commission’s approval of the Uniform Electronic Legal […]

"Digitization is Different than Digital Preservation: Help Prevent Digital Orphans!"

Source: The Signal (Published by National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) Author: A guest post by Kristin Snawder, a 2011 Junior Fellow working with NDIIPP. From the Blog Post: While scanning can be a prelude to digital preservation, the two are distinct. It is quite possible to launch a scanning project, perhaps with temporary […]

The Library of Congress Begins Publishing A Digital Preservation Blog

The name of the blog is, “The Signal” and can be accessed at: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/ Bill LeFurgy points out in the blog’s first that the new publication is comes from NDIIPP (National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) Mr. LeFurgy goes on to say: Over the last 10 years we [NDIIPP] have built a national network […]

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. Summary: Dr. Papenfuse discusses his career, his early success with records databases, creating […]

The May 2011 Issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is Now Online

Direct to Full Text (2 pages; PDF) Source: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) Articles Include: Personal Archiving Day 2011: A Big Hit Report About Newspaper Archive Summit (More Here) New CRL Report: Digital Newspaper Production Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories

New Report: "Best Practice Principles for Opening Up Government Information"

Title: “Best Practice Principles for Opening Up Government Information (7 Pages; PDF) Source: Minnesota Historical Society (w/support from National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) This paper describes the issues many government agencies are facing as they attempt to become more transparent and accountable. It expands on a list of principles produced by open government […]