Tag Archive: digital preservation

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!

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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 …

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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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Oct 09 2012

Do we like to assume that people think about digital preservation?

My oldest book as a kid was one that had been given to me by a dear friend of my grand-parents. It was a large book with a few photographs and thick pages, published in 1867. I still have it today on a shelf. I pick it once in a while to read a few …

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Sep 21 2012

What keeps YOU up at night?

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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 …

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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 …

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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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