March 19, 2018

Reminder: Preservation Week Begins on April 21st

ALA sent out a reminder news release today about Preservation Week that begins on April 21st. Preservation Week is sponsored by an number of organizations including ALCTS, LC, IMLS, SAA, AIC, and American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. From April 22-28, libraries across America will celebrate Preservation Week @ your library. Themed […]

Library Treasures: Brown University Library Discovers Exceptionally Rare Engraved Print by Paul Revere

From Brown U. Library: The Preservation Department of Brown University Library has discovered an exceptionally rare engraved print by Paul Revere. As long as two hundred years ago, Solomon Drowne, Brown University Class of 1773 and a professor in the early Brown University Medical School, tucked a little something into one of his books, The […]

Mark Sweeney Named New Director of Preservation at the Library of Congress

From LC: Mark Sweeney, chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress, has been named director of Preservation, succeeding Dianne van der Reyden, who will retire at the end of March. Sweeney begins work in his new position on April 2, 2012. Roberta I. Shaffer, associate librarian for Library Services, […]

Article: "An Overview of Web Archiving"

Title An Overview of Web Archiving Author Jinfang Niu University of South Florida Source D-Lib Magazine (March/April 2012) Volume 18, Number 3/4 Abstract This overview is a study of the methods used at a variety of universities, and international government libraries and archives, to select, acquire, describe and access web resources for their archives. Creating […]

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 […]

The Internet Archive's "Physical Archive" Profiled in New York Times

From the NY Times Article, “In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books”: Forty-foot shipping containers stacked two by two are stuffed with the most enduring, as well as some of the most forgettable, books of the era. Every week, 20,000 new volumes arrive, many of them donations from libraries and […]

Three Recent Recorded Webinars (Free) From ASERL: Introduction to Digital Preservation

Made available (free) online by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL): A series of three webinars led by Jody DeRidder (Head of Digital Services, University of Alabama Libraries) for people looking to preserve digital content for their organization. Content is derived from the Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (DPOE) program. This […]

Full Text: A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation

Title A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation (2010) K. Skinner and M. Schultz, Editors Source Educopia Institute Authored by members of the MetaArchive Cooperative, A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation is the first of a series of volumes describing successful collaborative strategies and articulating specific new models that may help cultural memory organizations work together […]

IMLS-Funded Research Yields New Information on Paper Stability, New Web Site With Complete Details

From UpNext: By Tim Barrett Director, University of Iowa Center for the Book Paper Facilities Research on paper permanence may seem a bit odd in the age of digital scanning and the internet, but there are a number of reasons why paper remains very important to future generations. Paper originals that can be accessed without […]

U.Va. Library's New Streaming Oral History Project Tells the Legal Story of the Civil Rights Struggle

From U. Va. Today: In March 1985, civil rights leader and former Howard University president James M. Nabrit did an extended interview for an oral history project led by then-University of Virginia English professor William Elwood. Cigar in hand, Nabrit – a former NAACP lawyer who worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to fight segregation […]