Even stable storage media present problems for preserving digital resources. How do academic institutions deal with servers shutting down, limited resources, and natural disasters?
Appfest shows off space for collaboration in the Chattanooga Public Library View more from Aaron Schmidt, Views from the
“Over the years, people have called Muriel McDowell-Jackson, devastated after they lost photos or other sentimental objects in
This week’s digest features a town’s effort to collect content by hosting a “Digital Donation Day,” a DIY robotic book scanner plan, a JSTOR and Wikipedia open access partnership, a founding partner of the World Digital Library’s own effort to create a digital library at home, and a decision from Louisiana state to cut all state-level funding for their public libraries.
The DPLA Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Rudersdorf as the DPLA Assistant Director for Content, beginning January 1, 2013.
“Toby Graham, Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), was interviewed on WGAU’s Newsmakers with Tim Bryant
John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, and member of the DPLA Board of Directors, delivered a talk entitled “Digital Libraries and Keeping Well in a Digital Age,” at last week’s TEDxPhillipsAcademy event. Palfrey introduces the DPLA, and discusses the importance continued importance of physical objects and face-to-face interaction as a way of encouraging wellness.
This week’s digest discusses the issue of time and maintaining of cloud server based archives, a crowdsourced transcription effort by the National Archive of Australia, a Danish effort to offer free on-demand digitizing, the work of the University of Georgia digital hub, and the Author’s Guild’s appeal of the HathiTrust court decision.
Not Just a Matter of Acid-Free Paper Anymore, Long Term Storage Issues for Digital Media “Stanford University‘s (CA)
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseumlaunces its digital collection. “Rijksstudio,” the 125,000 work collection, provides access to some of the museum’s most famous paintings. Users can also register with the site to access the Rijksstudio API, with metadata for 111,000 of the site’s images.