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Just after ALA Annual in Orlando, the Digital Preservation Interest Group co-chairs established a goal of gathering information about what members would like to see the interest group do and be. The field of "digital preservation" has matured since the interest group was formed, and we felt it important to gather input from the interest group members.

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Ph.D., with Illinois State University, led development of the survey, and we are grateful for his help. 

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Discussion Digital Preservation Member Survey

by Chad Garrett on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:39 am


Just after ALA Annual in Orlando, the Digital Preservation Interest Group co-chairs established a goal of gathering information about what members would like to see the interest group do and be. The field of "digital preservation" has matured since the interest group was formed, and we felt it important to gather input from the interest group members.

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Ph.D., with Illinois State University, led development of the survey, and we are grateful for his help. 


Just after ALA Annual in Orlando, the Digital Preservation Interest Group co-chairs established a goal of gathering information about what members would like to see the interest group do and be. The field of "digital preservation" has matured since the interest group was formed, and we felt it important to gather input from the interest group members.

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Ph.D., with Illinois State University, led development of the survey, and we are grateful for his help. 

Using the link below, we request that you complete a brief survey (nine questions). The survey is targeted to members of the Digital Preservation Interest Group, but all input is welcome.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y2ZV5WK

The survey will be open until November 15. 

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Discussion ALA Annual - RBMS, DPIG, and ALA Committee on Diversity sponsored panel: #BlackLivesMatter: Documenting a Digital Protest Movement

by Frances K. Harrell on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:59 am

ALCTS DPIG is co-sponsoring an exciting panel at ALA Annual this year, along with RBMS and the ALA Committee on Diversity - we hope you can join us. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016 1-2:30 pm
Orange County Convention Center, Room W203
Orlando, FL

ALCTS DPIG is co-sponsoring an exciting panel at ALA Annual this year, along with RBMS and the ALA Committee on Diversity - we hope you can join us. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016 1-2:30 pm
Orange County Convention Center, Room W203
Orlando, FL

This program will focus on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, spurred by police shootings and other incidents across the country. This is a “hybrid” grassroots movement, with robust digital and physical presences. Documenting such movements for both short-term use by students and scholars and long-term preservation is a serious challenge for 21st-century libraries and archives. The program will explore the ways that activists, academics, archivists, and librarians are collecting and providing access to the history unfolding today.

Speakers:

  • Meredith Evans, Director, Carter Presidential Library and Museum (Moderator)
  • Jarrett M. Drake, Digital Archivist, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton U.
  • Makiba J. Foster, Subject Librarian for American History, American Culture Studies, Sociology, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington U. in St. Louis
  • Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, U. of California-Riverside
  • Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement and challenges related to preserving its development and providing access to its digital manifestations in special collections libraries and archives.
  • Participants will be able to identify tools and workflows used to capture and preserve born-digital materials from grassroots social protest movements.
  • Participants will be able to describe socially conscious ways of archiving the records from contemporary grassroots movements.
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Discussion DPIG Session at ALA 2016 - SPOTLIGHT ON FLORIDA: THREE PROJECTS FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE

by Frances K. Harrell on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

Hi All - 

Our session is finalized, here's the details: 

 

Florida Spotlight: Three Collaborative Digital Projects in the Sunshine State

6/26/2016       8:30 AM         OCCC   W103A

 

Preserving Community History in a Digital Age

Oviedo, Florida History Harvest: A RICHES™, Oviedo Historical Society, EZ PhotoScan and UCF Public History Graduate Class Collaboration

 

Hi All - 

Our session is finalized, here's the details: 

 

Florida Spotlight: Three Collaborative Digital Projects in the Sunshine State

6/26/2016       8:30 AM         OCCC   W103A

 

Preserving Community History in a Digital Age

Oviedo, Florida History Harvest: A RICHES™, Oviedo Historical Society, EZ PhotoScan and UCF Public History Graduate Class Collaboration

 

The Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES) partnered with EZ Photo Scan and the Oviedo Historical Society to secure a digital record of the city’s transition from a farming settlement of 300 to a thriving modern community of 33,000. This collaboration resulted in a History Harvest in which nearly 3000 items were digitized and are now searchable using the RICHES Mosaic Interface™, an interactive digital collection of Central Florida history. Spearheading the initiative, UCF history graduate students taking an Introduction to Public History course put their skills to work in collaborating with community members to coordinate a very successful event.

 

Presenters:

Desta L. Horner is a former high school teacher who served 31 years in Seminole County Public Schools. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Central Florida. In 2005, she retired and became a producer and reporter for Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media. This internet audio podcasting service provides programs on issues in Central Florida.  Desta was president of the Oviedo Historical Society during the History Harvest and currently serves on the board of the society. She was appointed to the Seminole County Historical Commission in 2016.

 

Tiffany Rivera serves as the Assistant Director of Educational and Training Programs at the University of Central Florida, where she facilitates community outreach, program development and event execution for the History Department. She provides communication support for the RICHES Mosaic Interface™, the UCF Community Veterans History Project and the Public History program. Tiffany earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations from Grambling State University.

 

Launching a Digital Public Library of America Service Hub in Florida

 

Given the broad geographic, cultural, and organizational breadth of the state of Florida, a successful Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub for the state requires careful thought and planning to ensure the foundation for success. A collaborative, distributed model for the Service Hub seems the best way to successfully connect Florida organizations and digital collections to DPLA. Katie McCormick, a member of the Florida DPLA Service Hub planning group & a DPLA Community Rep, will discuss the process for planning a collaborative, inclusive structure and give an update on the status of the statewide process.  

 

Presenter:

Katie McCormick is the Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections & Archives at The Florida State University. In this capacity she manages the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of FSU as well as cataloging and the Digital Library Center. She is a member of the Florida DPLA Service Hub Planning Group. She has served as the co-chair of the Florida Virtual Campus Digital Initiatives Subcommittee and as a member of the Florida Statewide Digital Action Plan Steering Committee. She previously served on the advisory board for North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NC ECHO). Her professional interests include community engagement, copyright and intellectual property, digital access, preservation, audio/visual archiving, and teaching. She holds an M.L.I.S. Simmons College, and a M.A. in English, with a focus in Irish Literature and Culture, from Boston College.

 

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), the World’s Largest Open Access Digital Library of Caribbean Resources

 

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a unique, open access, collaborative, international, multi-lingual digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, providing access and ensuring preservation for Caribbean materials (digitized and born-digital). The dLOC Model focuses on how a community of practice can best create a digital library in terms of contents, functionality, and robust governance for inclusivity and diversity. In the dLOC Model, partner institutions agree to shared goals and processes to support joint directed action and procedural justice following a governance structure for: inclusive and distributed collection development where partners select materials, permissions-based infrastructure (partners retain all rights to materials), functional hubs, decentralized/local digitalization, collaborative activities to develop the community of practice and increase capacity through collaboration. dLOC began in 2004. In the past 12 years, dLOC has successfully faced numerous challenges—technology, language, resources, capacity—and has met and overcome them as a community. In this joint presentation, dLOC team representatives will discuss dLOC’s model for international collaborations, relationships, and partnerships with over 42 partner institutions, scholarly collaborators, and community members. Over the past 12 years, dLOC has developed through collaboration into as a socio-technical (people, policies, communities, technologies) platform supporting collaboration among partner institutions, developing and enhancing communities of practice, and building intellectual infrastructure. The dLOC Program Director and Technical Director will present on dLOC’s history, the dLOC model, and specific projects as examples of what collaborative international libraries can do.

 

Presenters:

Miguel Asencio is the Director of Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) at Florida International University (FIU). He oversees a cooperative of more than forty partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean which provides users with access to caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections which has received over 65 million views since 2006 ( http://www.dloc.com ). In 2011, he proposed the creation of a collaborative digitization lab at FIU, which was supported by grants and institutional awards in excess of $1 million in funding. He has an MS in Curriculum and Instruction: Learning Technologies from Florida International University and is currently pursuing a Ph. D in Learning Technologies with an interest in digital resources and accessibility for education research using information and communications technology. Mr. Asencio is a frequent speaker on topics related to international collaborative projects, digitization of archival and research materials, digital projects, workflow management, classroom technology implementation, collaborative digital resources platforms, and digital imaging quality control assessments and standards implementations. To learn more about Mr. Asencio see his profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeasencio. 

 

Chelsea Dinsmore became the Director of Digital Production Services for the UF Libraries and Technical Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) in 2014, after serving as the International Documents librarian at the University of Florida Libraries for 10 years. Since 2009, she has organized and managed a number of digital projects within the government documents community, including the creation of regional federal depository Centers of Excellence (COE) for the Panama Canal and the National Recovery Administration collections. She is currently involved in research to build more aligned communities of practice and improve the accessibility of digital collections. Ms. Dinsmore holds an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in History from the University of Florida.

 

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Discussion 2015 Annual Presentations

by Frances K. Harrell on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

Hello All, 

I'm adding the presentations from our 2015 IG meeting. They'll be available in this folder: http://connect.ala.org/file-manager/group/66271/2015%20Annual%20Presentations

ances Harrell

Co-Chair

 

Poll Will you be attending the DPIG meeting at ALA in New Orleans?

by Amy Rudersdorf on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:55 am
You betcha
75% (3 votes)
Not this time
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4

Discussion 2011 Annual Meeting Update

by Amy Rudersdorf on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

We hope you enjoyed our session last week at ALA Annual. There are a couple of follow up items to post about:

We hope you enjoyed our session last week at ALA Annual. There are a couple of follow up items to post about:

  1. Presentations from the session ("It's all geek to me" on cloud/grid/hosted storage and the introduction to ArchiveMatica) are available in the "Recent Files" box in the navigation column on the right.

    We know that all of the speakers would be glad to discuss further any of their tools, so please feel free to contact them. Or, contact Amy Rudersdorf (amy.rudersdorf@ncdcr.gov) to get in touch with them for you.

    These presentations are only available to Digital Preservation Interest Group members through ALA Connect. To become a member, click on the green "join" box in the navigation column on the right.

    Notes from the Intellectual Access to Preservation Data Interest Group are also posted. Check out  http://connect.ala.org/node/137626

  2. We're still looking for a new co-chair for to serve from 2011 to 2013. This is a two-year appointment, starting July 1. The commitment is minimal and requires only submitting reports from sessions (assuming you are able to attend), assisting in the creation of session panels or identifying appropriate speakers. Please contact Amy Rudersdorf (amy.rudersdorf@ncdcr.gov) if you are interested in this opportunity.

 

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Discussion ALA Annual 2012 Interest Group Line Up

by Amy Rudersdorf on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:54 am

Join us for another great line up in Anaheim -- definitely worth waking up for our 8 am session!

 

WEB-BASED DIGITAL PRESERVATION PRACTICE: IT’S NOT JUST FOR WEB PAGES ANYMORE.

DIGITAL PRESERVATION INTEREST GROUP MEETING
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
HYATT- Pacific Room
8-10 AM         

 

A: Collecting Born-Digital Materials from the Web: It’s a CINCH!

Join us for another great line up in Anaheim -- definitely worth waking up for our 8 am session!

 

WEB-BASED DIGITAL PRESERVATION PRACTICE: IT’S NOT JUST FOR WEB PAGES ANYMORE.

DIGITAL PRESERVATION INTEREST GROUP MEETING
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
HYATT- Pacific Room
8-10 AM         

 

A: Collecting Born-Digital Materials from the Web: It’s a CINCH!

Since August 2011, thanks to an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Sparks! Ignition grant, staff from the State Library of North Carolina in conjunction with staff from the North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NCLIVE) have been developing the CINCH tool, which Captures, INgests, and CHecksums records the Library is legislatively mandated to maintain. This tool incorporates a capture utility and existing digital preservation technologies to create a more-automated workflow for capturing online files for preservation and access. This presentation will describe the tool’s development, functionality, and projected use.

 Lisa Gregory works as Digital Projects Liaison in the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina.  She currently manages one of the State Library’s off-site digitization project, works with interface design and usability, and participates in research and development of digital preservation tools and workflows. 

 

B. The Web is a Mess: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web Archiving

Web Archiving: While most libraries put a great deal of effort into establishing a dynamic and engaging web presence for their institution, many are not currently preserving their own web presence or web content related to their institution's mission or collecting policies. This session will discuss the importance of web archiving and provide use cases, discuss best practices, lessons learned, challenges and successes and provide an overview of Archive-It, a web archiving service.

Lori Donovan is a Partner Specialist at the Internet Archive helping libraries, archives and othercultural institutions archive the web. Lori has a Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan specializing in Archives and Digital Preservation. 

 

C. Digital Preservation and Dynamic Reference: Preserving living references, databases, and other “Book-like Objects”

In an era where the lines between an ebook and a database are increasingly blurred and online learning platforms incorporate gaming or virtual world elements, the question of how to preserve such complex works is more urgent than ever. What is being done now to preserve such content? What are the key question that publishers and libraries ought to be asking?  What precisely should we be trying to preserve? Contribute your voice to this essential discussion to frame the preservation policies of the near future.

Dr. Heather Ruland Staines is Senior Manager eOperations for Springer. She manages the global preservation policies for both Springer and BioMed Central. She is currently Publisher Co-Chair of CLOCKSS and Chair of the ALCTS CRS Holdings Information Committee. She was also recently elected to serve on the Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers.

 

Be sure to check out some of the other digital preservation, curation, and archiving-related interest groups, too!

The Digital Curation Interest Group (ACRL), Digital Conversion Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), and Digital Preservation Interest Group (ALCTS PARS) are pleased to announce the results of their collaboratively planned business meetings for 2012 ALA Annual in Anaheim, CA. All the below business meetings occur in the same hotel.

Below is the schedule for the following Interest Group Business Meeting Discussions at ALA Annual. Full details can also be found online at: http://goo.gl/rZ0wr

SATURDAY, June 23rd, 2012
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Digital Curation Interest Group (ACRL)
Location: HYATT-Grand Ballroom E

Meeting Summary:

DataBib: An Online Bibliography of Research Data Repositories (Michael Witt, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor, Purdue University, D2C2) Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation (Jared Lyle, ICPSR, University of Michigan, Libbie Stephenson, Director, UCLA Social Science Data Archive, Ron Nakao, Data Specialist, Stanford Libraries)

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Digital Conversion Interest Group (ALCTS - PARS)
Location: HYATT-Grand Ballroom E

Meeting Summary:

Adventures in Digital Curation (Meg Meiman, Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program, University of Delaware) Starting Small: Practical First Steps in Digital Preservation (Helen K. Bailey, Preservation Specialist, Dartmouth College Library)

 

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS - PARS)
Location: HYATT-Pacific Room

Meeting Summary:

Editing and Embedding Audio-Visual Metadata with MetaEdit (Chris Lacinak, President, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions) Discover the Technical Metadata in your Still Image Digital Files (Joan DaShiell, Product Manager for Digitization Services, Preservation Services Center, Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem, PA)

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Event Digital Preservation Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

On Choosing A Preservation File Format for Video: “TIFFs are too big to store”, or “We Used JPEGs and Nobody Died”

On Choosing A Preservation File Format for Video: “TIFFs are too big to store”, or “We Used JPEGs and Nobody Died”

George Blood, President
What librarian hasn’t struggled with storage capacity? Ever larger library buildings and ever higher data densities have not solved the fundament problem in the cultural heritage field: Information takes up space. Care in acquisition and prudent deaccessioning help, but stuff keeps coming. While storage becomes more efficient and cheaper every day, the fact that it will be easy to store digital video in 20 years doesn’t help us today – in 20 years most legacy video formats will be inaccessible as machines die of old age. What then do we do now? If you cannot afford 10-bit uncompressed files (at a whopping 100GB per hour), and you lack the IT infrastructure to support JPEG2000/MXF, how are you to preserve video today. This talk will explore some of the considerations on the slippery slope of choosing a compressed format for storing moving image collections.

What goes where? Bringing a new repository online at the Ohio State University Libraries

Emily Shaw, Head, Preservation and Reformatting
Like most libraries, the Ohio State University Libraries did not enter the digital library sphere with clear policies and a unified, interoperable infrastructure for managing all of our digital collections. The Libraries has a long-standing commitment to making our unique collections accessible to the campus and global communities and maintains an expertly managed and curated Institutional Repository (the Knowledge Bank). But for more than a decade, OSU’s digital collections developed in response to the requirements of specific projects. Thus, for the past several years, the OSU Libraries has been investing heavily in the planning and development of a robust repository infrastructure to enhance access, management and preservation of digital collections of all types. This presentation will give an overview of our planning process and share some of the workflow documentation currently under development.

Letting somebody else do it.

Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist
In 2014 The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club (JPTC), an all-volunteer history and culture organization in Boston, had a selection of their archives digitized by the Boston Public Library, the images transferred to the Digital Commonwealth preservation repository, and the associated metadata aggregated by the Digital Public Library of America. As this model of aggregation grows through the influence of the DPLA, small organizations like this with digital collections will increasingly depend on their colleagues at larger institutions to shoulder the burden of long-term preservation. Using the JPTC as a case study, this talk will take the perspective of the small organizations who want to see their collections increase in reach and impact, and will raise some of the difficult questions the preservation field faces in attempting to steward the digital heritage of these limited-resource compatriots.

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Event Digital Preservation Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting of the interest group

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Discussion Report and Presentations from the Digital Preservation Interest Group meeting at ALA Midwinter 2014 Philadelphia

by Lance Stuchell (non-member) on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm

After a brief business meeting, ten lighting talks were presented by participants in the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.

After a brief business meeting, ten lighting talks were presented by participants in the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.

The National Digital Stewardship Residency program offers ten recent Master’s-level graduates in the library science and related digital fields the opportunity to gain professional experience at the Library of Congress and other prestigious host institutions in the Washington, D.C. area.  The inaugural class of residents arrived in Washington in September 2013 to participate in the nine-month program.  The lightning talk session introduced the residents and expanded upon their project work and experience as residents in the program. The residents and projects that were discussed included:

* Julia Blase; University of Denver; National Security Archive; to take a snapshot of all archive activities that involve the capture, preservation and publication of digital assets.

* Heidi Dowding; Wayne State University; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; to identify an institutional solution for long-term digital asset management, conduct research on a variety of software systems and draft an institutional policy for the appraisal and selection of content destined for preservation.

* Maureen Harlow; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; National Library of Medicine; create a collection of web content on a specific theme or topic of interest such as medicine and art or the e-patient movement.

* Jaime McCurry; Long Island University; Folger Shakespeare Library; to establish local routines and best practices for archiving and preserving the institution’s digital content.

* Lee Nilsson; Eastern Washington University; Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives; to analyze the future risk of obsolescence to digital formats used at the Library and work with Library staff to develop an action plan to prevent the risks.

* Margo Padilla; San Jose State University, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities; to create and share a research report for access models and collection interfaces for born-digital literary materials. She will also submit recommendations for access policies for born-digital collections.

* Emily Reynolds; University of Michigan; The World Bank Group; to facilitate and coordinate the eArchives digitization project, resulting in the creation of a digitized and cataloged historical collection of key archival materials representing more than 60 years of global development work.

* Molly Schwartz; University of Maryland; Association of Research Libraries; to strengthen and expand a new initiative on digital accessibility in research libraries by incorporating a universal design approach to library collections and services.

* Erica Titkemeyer; New York University; Smithsonian Institution Archives; to identify the specialized digital and curatorial requirements of time-based media art and establish a benchmark of best practices to ensure that institution’s archives will stand the test of time.

* Lauren Work; University of Washington; Public Broadcasting Service; to develop and apply evaluation tools, define selection criteria and outline recommended workflows needed to execute a successful analog digitization initiative for the PBS moving image collection.

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