Digital Preservation, Long-term storage, and Hurricane Sandy

Digital Preservation, Long-term storage, and Hurricane Sandy

Even stable storage media present problems for preserving digital resources. How do academic institutions deal with servers shutting down, limited resources, and natural disasters?

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Press: Appfest Coverage Highlights

Appfest shows off space for collaboration in the Chattanooga Public Library View more from Aaron Schmidt, Views from the

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Press: $247,000 grant from the Knight Foundation helps Middle Georgia Libraries to grow databases

“Over the years, people have called Muriel McDowell-Jackson, devastated after they lost photos or other sentimental objects in

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Digital Library Digest: November 20, 2012

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.

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DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content

DPLA Announces New Assistant Director for Content

The DPLA Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Rudersdorf as the DPLA Assistant Director for Content, beginning January 1, 2013.

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Press: Toby Graham interview about the DPLA on WGAU

“Toby Graham, Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), was interviewed on WGAU’s Newsmakers with Tim Bryant

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John Palfrey delivers TEDx Talk

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.

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Digital Library Digest: November 13, 2012

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.

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Digital Library Digest: November 6, 2012

Not Just a Matter of Acid-Free Paper Anymore, Long Term Storage Issues for Digital Media  “Stanford University‘s (CA)

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Rijksmusem Launches 125,000 Image Digital Collection

Rijksmusem Launches 125,000 Image Digital Collection

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.

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