Recently I was asked by Mike Casey, head of the Media Preservation Initiative at Indiana University, to write a guest piece for the media preservation blog at IU. My post, published a few weeks back, is part of a series of guest posts on the new trend in media preservation programs at academic libraries. Also [...]
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Editor’s note: In what has been described as a major victory for the digital humanities, a federal court earlier this month ruled against the Authors Guild in favor of the HathiTrust, a massive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a partnership of more than 60 academic institutions, [...]
UCLA Athletics Deploys New Archive Workflow Solution — Campus Technology. Here’s a very interesting article about a university losing valuable media due to a less than comprehensive archiving strategy. This is a critical area the library working on with support of the CME. Phase One of the Media Census, the first stage of getting a [...]
Working alongside scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California and specialists from the Library of Congress, curators and researchers at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have successfully played back some of the earliest audio recordings in the collection. Testing groundbreaking digital techniques on some of Alexander Graham Bell’s earliest audio [...]
Sustainability of Digital Formats – Planning for Library of Congress Collections The Digital Formats Website provides information about digital content formats. The analyses and resources presented here will increase and be updated over time. The compilers, Caroline R. Arms and Carl Fleischhauer, invite feedback on the content.