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Dec 10 2013

An (almost) Graduate’s Perspective

During the graduation ceremony this weekend I doubt many students will be thinking about how long their digital objects will be around to tell the tales of their accomplishments. Their minds will be reeling with thoughts of, “I’m so glad to be done.”, “That was so much work!”, “I hope I get a job right …

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Apr 09 2013

Preservation Exhibit at NIU

With Preservation Month just around the corner we have put together a Preservation Exhibit here at NIU that covers both physical and digital preservation. We would like you to see a little preview of what has come together, and in the future we hope to also adapt the exhibit into an online version. We’ll keep …

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Feb 07 2013

2012 Digital POWRR Annual Project Report

We have posted the Digital POWRR report for the first year to our wiki.  If you’re interested in reading our Annual Report narrative from 2012, you can do so HERE! It discusses what progress the Digital POWRR project has made and some of the challenges that we have come upon.  Boy have we got a …

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Jan 28 2013

Managing Born Digital Content For Dummies

**Disclaimer- No we don’t actually think we (or you) are “dummies” for not knowing this information, even if that is how we may feel. It’s just a catchy title. ; )** We have all been there at some point in our lives.  We set out to get something done and have no idea how to …

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Jan 07 2013

Digital Preservation Tool Help? Yes, Please!

The Digital POWRR project team is excited to be working on something we think will be helpful to those of you who are trying to sort out what on EARTH all of the (alleged) digital preservation tools and technologies actually do! It started with a brainstorming session where the team captured every tool/technology/service that we have …

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Dec 03 2012

What are we missing? What has our culture lost forever?

Why are we researching a solution to the digital preservation challenge?  This is a great question, mostly because we know that important objects are being stored digitally and we do not want to wait for the disaster to happen before we prepare.  Has a digital disaster of data loss already taken place though?  The truth …

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Nov 12 2012

Digital preservation one-on-one

One of the (many) things happening in the Digital POWRR project is that each project partner is interviewing a group of users on our individual campuses to see how users manage their own data. We’re asking questions about what kind of data people create in their daily work, how much of it there is, what …

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Sep 21 2012

What keeps YOU up at night?

As Lynne mentioned in her previous post, the entire Digital POWRR team, from all 5 partner institutions, got together for a marathon-style meeting in August. There was angst. There was gnashing of teeth. There was A LOT accomplished!  One item on our agenda was to make a laundry list of questions and concerns about digital …

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Sep 17 2012

New website under construction!

Welcome to the new Digital POWRR website!  Please excuse us while we get up to date with our information and design at this address.  If you’re looking for current information please visit our up-to-date website.