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Discussion 2015 Annual Presentations

by Frances K. Harrell (non-member) 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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Event Digital Preservation Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 07:22 pm

The session will feature lighting talks from participants in the National Digital Stewardship Residency program.

The session will feature lighting talks from 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. This lightning talk session will introduce the residents and expand upon their project work and experience as residents in the program. The residents and projects that will be discussed are:

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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Event Digital Preservation Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the interest group

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Discussion Report and Presentations from the Digital Preservation Interest Group meeting at ALA Midwinter 2013 Seattle

by Meghan Bergin on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 01:54 pm

After a brief business meeting, four talks were presented.

*Lots of Copies keep Docs Safe: Using LOCKSS to create distributed digital government information depositories* - James Jacobs, Stanford University's Green Library and Amanda Wakaruk, University of Alberta Libraries

After a brief business meeting, four talks were presented.

*Lots of Copies keep Docs Safe: Using LOCKSS to create distributed digital government information depositories* - James Jacobs, Stanford University's Green Library and Amanda Wakaruk, University of Alberta Libraries

This presentation will describe the LOCKSS model of digital preservation and why that model is beneficial to apply to the realm of digital government information, describe the USDOCS Private LOCKSS Network (USDocsPLN http://lockss-usdocs.stanford.edu) and the Canadian Government Information Private LOCKSS Network, what we're currently preserving and what our next steps will be.

*An overview of recent publications about managing born-digital materials* - Erin O'Meara, Gates Archive (presented by Sibyl Schaefer)

This talk will give a brief overview of recent publications aimed at providing guidance and statistics on the handling of born-digital materials. These include the ARL SPEC Kit 329: Managing Born-Digital Materials in Special Collections and Archival Materials (http://publications.arl.org/Managing-Born-Digital-Special-Collections-and-Archival-Materials-SPEC-Kit-329), OCLC's two new publications on Demystifying Born Digital (http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/borndigital.html), and a few publications that are forthcoming. The talk will look at the current push for practical guidance and energizing all repositories to assess their holdings and make basic steps to preserve born-digital materials.

*Preserving AutoCAD Files at the University of Montana* - Sam Meister, University of Montana- Missoula

At The University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections department we have recently acquired materials from a local architecture firm, including a set of digital files created using the AutoCAD design software. In collaboration with my colleagues, I plan to investigate emulation in parallel with a format migration based preservation strategy for these files, as we determine which strategy will both meet user needs, and be achievable in relation to our specific resource environment as a medium-sized university library. I will discuss the process of acquiring these materials including the use of a donor survey instrument, conducting a feasibility assessment, and utilizing digital forensics tools during initial processing. In addition, I will also discuss the landscape of existing best practices and guidance for preserving and providing access to Computer Aided Design and 3D digital objects, and how we are integrating these best practices into our local context and strategy.

*A Repository Year: Planning and Implementing a Digital Repository at the Computer History Museum* - Paula Jabloner, Computer History Museum and Katerine Kott, consultant

In fall 2011, the Computer History Museum received a grant from Google.org to develop a prototype digital repository within one year. This presentation will describe the processes used to set up the prototype as well as lessons learned. The Computer History Museum holds diverse digital collections--from in-house produced high definition video to legacy software. The size and diversity of the collections present particular challenges, especially for a small organization.

With a focus on creating functional requirements, selecting repository software, selecting storage infrastructure, and implementation challenges, the presentation will be of interest to smaller cultural heritage organizations with limited resources. Larger organizations such as academic research libraries that provide support to museums, archives, and special collections may also find this information useful.

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