Monthly Archives: May 2012

Audio Visual Working Group Update: Evolving Standards

Audio Visual Working Group Update: Evolving Standards  The following is a guest post by Carla Miller, Administrative Specialist for the Office of Strategic Initiatives. This is Part Two of a post reporting on the joint meeting on March 23, 2012 … Continue reading

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A Simple Act of Digital Preservation

A Simple Act of Digital Preservation: The Checksum and Oral History   Have you ever had a digital file corrupt? Probably. I have certainly encountered data file corruption and it is, personally, very frustrating, and, from an archival perspective, it can … Continue reading

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Link rot in 2012: keeping track of how web addresses go dead

Link rot in 2012: keeping track of how web addresses go dead  The vast storage space the web offers, as well as the ease with which files can be moved or copied, has made archiving public documents far easier in … Continue reading

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@IIPC12: A Week of Web Archiving

@IIPC12: A Week of Web Archiving  The Library of Congress was thrilled to host the 2012 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly April 30 – May 4th. Over 150 registrants packed meeting rooms to discuss all aspects of web archiving. … Continue reading

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Pathé chief fears ‘serious damage’ from Hargreaves

Pathé chief fears ‘serious damage’ from Hargreaves  Archive companies could be forced out of the UK if the government pushes ahead with changes to copy right legislation, according to the chief executive of British Pathé. There is mounting concern that … Continue reading

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The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available

The May 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available  Articles include: Help launch a digital preservation Q & A site The challenges of extracting information from floppy disks U.S. government elections and web archiving at the Spring … Continue reading

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Which data storage method will be the next to die?

Which data storage method will be the next to die?  The world is full of weird and obsolete old data storage forms, and they’re a huge problem for archivists and libraries. The changing types of data storage are a particularly … Continue reading

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