Caring for Photographs Webinar 2: Technological Development of Photography Part 1

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
These sessions will focus on supplying a basic knowledge of the technological
developments of photography in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with special focus on albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic, print materials, and glass plate and film base negatives.

Caring for Photographs Webinar 1: Physical and Chemical Properties of Photographs

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
This session will provide a basic familiarity with the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative collections, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 5: Digital Preservation Networks and Collaboration

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Sometimes you just can’t do it alone. In this session, we’ll review some of the existing networks and collaborative projects that are available to help you preserve your digital materials. We’ll also discuss ways you can partner with other institutions in your area to improve your chances for preservation success without spending a lot of money.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 4: Backups, Copies, and What Can Go Wrong

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Digital disasters happen every day. Computer hard drives fail, viruses corrupt or erase digital files, and mother nature sometimes reminds us that water and electricity don’t mix. This session will focus on policies that can help you recover from these disasters, such as making copies of your digital files and storing them in multiple locations.

Caring for Digital Materials Webinar 1: Overview of Digital Preservation

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
Why is it important to preserve digital materials? What items should we be preserving and why? This session will provide a general introduction to the series and offer strategies to help you identify and select items from your collections for digitization and digital preservation.

National Archives Releases New Guidance on Metadata For Electronic Records | LJ INFOdocket

We are pleased to announce that we have issued new guidance for Federal agencies on minimum metadata requirements for transferring permanent electronic records to NARA.

Enduring Access to Rich Media Content: Understanding Use and Usability Requirements | D-Lib

Through an NEH-funded initiative, Cornell University Library is creating a technical, curatorial, and managerial framework for preserving access to complex born-digital new media objects. The Library's Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art provides the testbed for this project. This collection of complex interactive born-digital artworks are used by students, faculty, and artists from various disciplines. Interactive digital assets are far more complex to preserve and manage than single uniform digital media files.

Project EMiL: Emulation-based Access Framework | D-Lib

The German research project EMiL (Emulation of Multimedia objects in Libraries) aims at an emulation-based access framework for multimedia objects in libraries and museums. The project consortium consists of the German National Library, the Bavarian State Library, Karlsruhe University of Art and Design, and the University of Freiburg. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until 2016.