Tag Archive | Digital preservation

Look at all the people…

A few months ago, one of my colleagues, Paul Hammer, a software developer with the UMD Libraries’ Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR), stopped by my office and mentioned to me that something in one of my recent blog posts was bothering him. Specifically, it was these two sentences: Unfortunately, unlike our dependable analog collections, […]

Where is all of our digital stuff?

I like to think that we, at the University of Maryland, are not unlike other university libraries, in that we have a lot of digital content, and, just like with books, we have it in a lot of different places.    Unfortunately, unlike our dependable analog collections, keeping track of all of this digitized content […]

National Agenda for Digital Stewardship

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a voluntary membership organization of leading government, academic, and private sector organizations with digital stewardship responsibilities who collaborate to “establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations,” just released their 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. In the Agenda, they recognize that “it […]