02 / 28 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 3

This is the third post in a series which recaps my learnings from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Annual Conference. PASIG 2019 brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices for digital preservation and archiving. Key take-aways from Day 3: To make a digital preservation… Read more »

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02 / 26 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 2

This is a series of posts summarizing my learnings from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Annual Conference. PASIG 2019 brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices for digital preservation and archiving. My key take-aways from Day 2: The next revision of the NDSA Levels… Read more »

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02 / 14 / 19

PASIG 2019 – Recap of Day 1

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. Their annual conference, PASIG 2019, brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share their experiences and develop best practices. My key take-aways from Day 1: Digital preservation is a long-term investment and an institution cannot… Read more »

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02 / 11 / 19

Prequel to PASIG 2019

The Preservations and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is holding its annual meeting this week at the El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. This is the first time this international event has been held in Central America, and it promises to be an excellent conference. PASIG is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital… Read more »

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11 / 21 / 14

Preventing Data Loss: Steps Toward Long-Term Digital Preservation

Will you be able to access your important digital documents twenty years from now? Data from NASA’s Viking missions to Mars in the 1970s was nearly lost to history. It was stored on magnetic tape that began to dry out and crack. Realizing the problem, NASA completed the painstaking task of transferring this data onto… Read more »

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05 / 30 / 14

Assessing Senator Byrd’s Digital Files – Early Results

Arranging and preserving digital materials has been an ongoing challenge for repositories that hold the collections of U.S. senators and representatives. Our digital archives team recently joined forces with the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies (Byrd CLS) to conduct a pilot project on a selection of Senator Byrd’s digital files. Our goal for the project… Read more »

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05 / 02 / 14

Preservation Week Project: Assessing 255 GB of Senator Byrd’s Digital Files

Many archival repositories are grappling with the challenges of preserving and arranging digital information. As this material sits unprocessed, it is not only unavailable to researchers but it runs a higher risk of becoming lost forever. Is there a better way for archivists to manage electronic documents? In honor of “Preservation Week,” our digital archives… Read more »

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09 / 23 / 13

Long-term Digital Storage: Simple Steps to Get Started

Preserving digital files for long-term access is a difficult issue for many organizations; the files can quickly become inaccessible due to media and hardware obsolescence and they are subject to degradation. With the sheer volume of digital information produced on a regular basis, this task might seem overwhelming, but digital preservation does not always have… Read more »

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