A panel discussion celebrating the future of information was held on July 8, 2016 at the Harpers Ferry Design Center (HFC) to honor Don Kodak as he steps down from 10 years of leadership at HFC. Over the past 4 years, Don has been an active member of the Future of Information Alliance, helping to host meetings, collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Newseum, and more. A few of these colleagues joined the discussion to explore issues, challenges, and opportunities of the future of information.
National Digital Stewardship Resident Nicole Contaxis is helping the National Library of Medicine (NLM) devise a software preservation strategy.
A two-year, $517,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project called “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Social Media Content.” Washington University in St. Louis, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland and the University of California, Riverside, are collaborators on the project.
The U.S. National Archives is celebrating the work of archivists and the importance of archives with a series of blog posts about the Presidential libraries. The records created by Presidents while in office will become part of the National Archives, and eventually will be used by researchers. Here’s how it happens! This post comes from John Laster, Director of the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives.
As a National Digital Stewardship Resident for DC Public Libraries (DCPL), Jaime Mear’s project is to help the public with personal archiving, especially when it comes to digital materials. One strategy is to open a DIY lab where patrons can transfer their home movies off of obsolete media and/or digitize photographs and papers.
The third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) will be published later this year, and they need your input!
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) welcomed the 2015-2016 cohort of residents at an opening conference on June 10, 2015 at the Library of Congress.
A recent study by Economics Professors Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland, and Phillip Levine, Wellesley College, used television reception data and Census data to show that Sesame Street improved school readiness.
One of our FIA partners needs your help. The National Archives is asking for feedback on a draft bulletin entitled “Guidance on Managing Electronic Message” by June 5, 2015.