Digital Preservation of Oral Histories

"Tibetan Buddhists posing in front of Lake Ximencuo on the Tibetan Plateau" by Tenance10 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 While researching blog posts on the up and coming trends in digital librarianship, I came across a blurb in Stanford’s blog about how they had made the Tibetan Oral History Project available to their students … Continue reading Digital Preservation of Oral Histories

Digital Preservation in the Cloud

One thought on digital preservation is to archive to the “cloud”.  This would allow for greater access to digital archives.  Hurley (20116) discusses in his article about putting digital archives in the cloud.  He talks about the different types of “clouds” that are available. The two “clouds” that he says would be the best is … Continue reading Digital Preservation in the Cloud

A Look into Digital Preservation with Lavoie & Dempsey (2004)

Looking back over our studies in digital libraries, I have been intrigued with digital preservation and the how’s and why’s that surround the subject. Why is it important that materials become digitized in the first place, and what are the prime decision-making factors for collection development? As Lavoie & Dempsey (2004) point out in their … Continue reading A Look into Digital Preservation with Lavoie & Dempsey (2004)

Use Restriction, Workflow Design, and Resource Scarcity Can Limit Discoverability and Access to Digital Collections

["A book scanner at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, California" by Dvortygirl is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0] One of the primary missions of digital libraries is to improve discoverability of and access to cultural heritage materials through digitization, digital preservation, and cataloging of digital items (Xie and Matusiak, 2016, p. 4). While institutions and … Continue reading Use Restriction, Workflow Design, and Resource Scarcity Can Limit Discoverability and Access to Digital Collections

Challenges of Digitizing Born Digital Material

Figure 1. Newspaper on tablet (Guay, 2016) Born digital materials are items that were created in the digital age rather being converted from print items. As society continues to grow in the age of technology, more and more born digital materials are being created. The question now becomes how do we archive these materials and … Continue reading Challenges of Digitizing Born Digital Material

Challenges of Digitization

Digitization projects are no easy feat; they require an abundance of time, labor, specific tools, and funding. Along with these requirements, an institution must determine its purpose for digitization and how they wish to go about this massive project. In Marshall Breeding’s article, “Ongoing Challenges of Digitization,” he provides examples of how certain challenges affect … Continue reading Challenges of Digitization

Preserving Digital Art, from Photography Blogs to Memes

As I’ve mentioned in class, I work in digitization, which means that much of my context for digital libraries comes from transforming physical objects into digital images. I have thought very little about approaching digital preservation and digital libraries from a born-digital perspective. For some reason the YouTube video we watched in this last portion of … Continue reading Preserving Digital Art, from Photography Blogs to Memes

Speaking of Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation is the conversation of the day for institutions responsible for collection development. It’s not a new thing. It’s been around awhile. However, the way we look at it and handle it has changed. Once upon a time scanning and uploading photos was just a simple processing keeping copies of items for storage usually … Continue reading Speaking of Digital Preservation