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Sep 14 2012

Lessons Learned #1: The First Stages of Grant

One of the goals we’ve committed to in our IMLS grant is transparency about the lessons that we are learning along the way. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of “lessons learned” posts that will talk about our experiences. Lesson 1: It will take longer to hire your grant-funded …

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Aug 13 2012

Long-term Preservation of Digital Objects

Historians producing digital objects in the course of their work may be unaware of the need to provide means for their long-term preservation. Although many of us have assumed that digital objects are eternal, they are in fact subject to degradation and decay like any other artifact. Should digital objects stored on a single server, …

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Aug 08 2012

Untying the Digital Preservation Knot

Meg pointed out the whys and wherefores of digital preservation in her last post. I’m supposed to talk about how. Of course, since the point of the IMLS grant is to help figure out the “how” for libraries with fewer resources, I’m not going to have all of the answers just yet. We have some …

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Aug 06 2012

Why you should care about digital preservation (DP)

Many people assume that digital files are superior to analog formats. Who doesn’t like to search for what they need online and have access to it instantly? Surely the market will keep up with our demand for access! But who is providing that content and how much will you have to pay each time you …

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